Bade laughed a warm, hearty laugh and told the man that it would not come to that. His confidence must have reassured the man who assumed a relaxed pose and obeyed Bade’s instructions. Bade told him to clap his hands and circle around the woman three times. He did. He had barely circled her the … Continue reading 1, 2, 3 Disappear: Part 6
“Weyrey, olori buruku oshi” I said aloud as I found out that the bastard had deleted me off his BBM. “Hope all is well,” one of the waiters asked in Yoruba. Without uttering a word, I picked up my bag and left. “Before the idiot spoils my day, make I find something do,” I thought … Continue reading Lamentations Of An Ugly Girl Episode 2
This was not the first time Dotun had seen a creature like this. He was aware of two major reasons people kept such animals: as pets, and for food. However, what astonished him was that this man in Sabo market was not using this animal for either of those purposes. Instead, from what he … Continue reading 1, 2, 3 Disappear: Part 5
Chief Buchi swore that he never pushed her. He hadn’t even touched her, yet Ndubisi stepped off the cliff and it was only luck and his fast reaction that had allowed him to grab her hand before she disappeared twenty feet below into the thick forest. He ended up lying on the grassy ground at … Continue reading The First Woman’s Killer (2)
EIGHT Auntie Rose said she could do magic! We begged her to do some for us to watch but she said she had to cook first so we would all eat. By this time, Mummy had already left for the hospital, and we were seated on the veranda; myself, Auntie Rose and Oyigwe. She first … Continue reading Waiting For My Daddy (Chapter 8)
I loved you so much I let you go Or maybe I loved me too much to hold on You’d planned our end before we began And I feared my heart was too fragile To swell with such anticipation And then have a boulder crash on it You knew little I knew nothing We both … Continue reading An Ode to What Never Was
Adam sighed and mopped his brow as Candy left his office. Candy was a hooker, the eighth he had talked to that morning. Several others were waiting to be interrogated and if they were anything like the first eight, he was in for a great waste of time. He would have done all these the … Continue reading Demons On Church Street: Episode Three
I stared at the woman preaching on the pulpit and tears welled up my eyes but I willed them away with all my strength. “You must not cry Moji, you can’t let this people know how messed up your life is and you definitely don’t want to draw attention to yourself!” A voice cried out … Continue reading What to do?
It’s been too long and my heart is a witness So my running open-armed towards you ought be blamed on joy and not fitness. Through the crystal-like film veiling my eyes, you see why my words are few. But instead of mirroring my actions you expose me to a loook which ought replace a … Continue reading The Heart I Once Called Home…
I sat beside my wife as she lay on her bed, cradling our new-born who was just a few hours old. I had no premonition of the terror headed my way; instead, my joy was complete at that moment- a wife I loved and who loved me, a new daughter and my father leaning on … Continue reading This is How the World Ends: 1
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15th 2014. Somewhere in Lagos. 7AM. Funmi stared at the ceilings in a room she couldn’t recognise. Apart from the rumpled bed-sheet, the room looked too organised to be hers. She looked to her left hoping to see her wardrobe but all she saw was a clock hanging on the wall, telling … Continue reading The Morning After
As handcuffs were placed around his pudgy wrist, Chief Buchi could still not believe what had happened. He’d been there, he’d witnessed it all yet he could not for the life of him understand why the police officers were reading him his rights. Fate was cruel. The funny thing was that everything had started out … Continue reading The First Woman’s Killer (1)
“Are these the two boys?” An inspector in the police force asked the doctor who was quite alarmed at the tone of the inspector. “Yes, they are sir”. The two stood for a while. “Ok, I will arrange for my boys to bring escort to take the other boys to the mortuary before afternoon, while … Continue reading Mind Set
Am I not beautiful? I’m that sun that brightens your day I’m that moon that shines at night I’m that star that decorates the sky Am I not beautiful? I’m the sweet thought that makes you smile I’m that perfect dress that fits you well I’m that mirror that tells the truth I’m I not … Continue reading Am I not Beautiful?
SEVEN We were very happy when Mummy announced that Auntie Rose would be visiting. Auntie Rose was our big cousin. Her Daddy was our Mummy’s older brother. We were told she would stay with us for some time as she waited to gain admission into the university. She would take care of us to allow … Continue reading Waiting For My Daddy (Chapter 7)