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The Summons (III)

“Gay?” Daddy said. I froze. WHAT ? I really hadn’t seen that coming. I mean WHAT? Daddy really knew a lot about his kids, and this severely scared me. I knew Obinna was gay but I didn’t expect to hear that from Daddy. For a second I thought I had mistakenly spoken those words. The temperature in … Continue reading The Summons (III)


Before The Darkness: Prologue

There was war in heaven and there was going to be only one winner, him. The glass floor felt cold against his bare feet as he sneaked across the oval corridor. He looked at his reflection coming off the walls for a few seconds. He looked wild; it was how he wanted to look. His … Continue reading Before The Darkness: Prologue

Never To Return

Never To Return

Okenwa lifted his head from the book spread on his laps and turned to the direction of the approaching feet whose sound broke his concentration. For the umpteenth time, he marveled at the craftsmanship of the designer of the universe, gazing upon Daberechi’s curvilinear body accentuated by the deep cut, body fitting mini-gown she was … Continue reading Never To Return


If I Do No Good Today

When I lay me down to sleep Those sleep so profound and deep When my eyes are shut for life And I, done with earthly strife Will men tarry to merry With faces spelling teary? When my relatives and friends My accomplishments and deeds will start with me a journey The last, making the journey … Continue reading If I Do No Good Today


Caricature Of A Lonely Heart: 6

The students of junior class Two A gathered in front of the music room after they had received summon from their social studies student-teacher, Tonia. “Will you people keep quiet or do you want me to use the cane on you?” said a teacher that was teaching in a class next to the music room. … Continue reading Caricature Of A Lonely Heart: 6


Caricature Of A Lonely Heart: 5

As soon as they arrived at their destination, Julia was immediately all over the place. Everyone knew her to be the life of any place. Her friends were always in her shadow and they trusted her to make things happen for them. Tonia however was not feeling it, she started to feel out of place … Continue reading Caricature Of A Lonely Heart: 5


Into These Eyes

Into these eyes Many have fallen Whenever the face rises Like the sun in the morning Never to play, no, never to slay But to accentuate what the lips say. On these lips Many stares have lingered Many have stolen more than a glimpse At it their hooded eyes stared Never to drop, no, never … Continue reading Into These Eyes


Beautiful Colors Of Sin: 9

I woke up the following morning as my phone gave its ‘crowing’ alarm sound. It was 6:30 a.m. I got up and smiled to the bathroom. There was no Jamal dream, somehow it felt good. I hummed as I picked up my toothbrush. Yesterday was good, I didn’t feel any guilt. And this morning, there … Continue reading Beautiful Colors Of Sin: 9

When Foul is Fair: Part 1

When Foul is Fair: Part 1

The rain had stopped but the drizzle could still do damage to one’s clothes. The streets were all wet and clean but the drainages were bursting at the seams from debris. It stank to high heavens and the eatery that was located close to the main road made it even worse. No one ever walked … Continue reading When Foul is Fair: Part 1


Beautiful Colors Of Sin: 3

Dressed in a white blouse, black slacks, and a brown Jimmy Choo sandal, I stood alone at the edge of the parking lot of Tantalizers. I was waiting for Alhaji Baruwa to pick me up. When I spoke to him about Austin, I didn’t expect him to react the way he had. “I swear to … Continue reading Beautiful Colors Of Sin: 3