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Episode 4: Falling in Love With My Best Friend

READ EPISODES 1 – 3 Episode 4: The Man Who Smelt of Leather   By the time my mother returned to the house later that evening, the Tokunbo issue had shifted from the forefront to the back burner of my mind. However, Tokunbo’s name came up increasingly in conversations in our household over the next … Continue reading Episode 4: Falling in Love With My Best Friend

The Piano Book: Part 3 (Final)

  “You can play it on the piano then.”  He did not say this like he was urging me.  It was more like a command that he expected me to obey. Motioning for me to follow him, he led the way to the half-opened door that led to the music room.  As he pushed the … Continue reading The Piano Book: Part 3 (Final)

The Piano Book: Part 2

  Mama had not yet returned from work, and I had already been to Mama Peju’s shop.  She did not have the house keys.  That meant that I would have to wait outside the door until Mama came back.  Today, that option was not-so-palatable.  Waiting at Mama Peju’s shop was out of the question.  I … Continue reading The Piano Book: Part 2

The Piano Book: Part 1

  He saw me coming.  After all, I was walking towards him.  I couldn’t tell what he was thinking though.  How does a 10-year old boy read the mind of a 40-something year old man? Some people have that gift, you know.  But not me.  I think he could read my mind.  Did I already … Continue reading The Piano Book: Part 1

The Mystery of Madam Koin-Koin – Final Part

The Mystery of Madam Koin-Koin – Final Part

The following Monday before classes began, just about everyone in Temi’s class had heard about her Friday night ordeal.  As she had expected, the girls did not believe Temi when she recounted her experience with Madam.  One of her classmates had even resorted to calling her “Temi Koin-Koin,” which only served to aggravate her further.  Mrs. … Continue reading The Mystery of Madam Koin-Koin – Final Part

The Mystery of Madam Koin-Koin – Part 2

The Mystery of Madam Koin-Koin – Part 2

Temi knew that tune.  She was sure the whole school knew it too.  It was the school song.  The person – for Temi had decided that only human beings could whistle – repeated the chorus three times.  After the third time, the whistling stopped abruptly.  Everything was silent again. Temi must have been standing near … Continue reading The Mystery of Madam Koin-Koin – Part 2