(An almost true story) It was the first day of the free skills acquisition project organized by one of the corpers and work was in full force. Oiza had no idea what she had volunteered for would be back breaking. The pile of application forms kept increasing, almost like half the town had turned up … Continue reading Love Happens
Uche leaned against the car and rapped his fingers on the roof. He watched as Somto emerged from the Junior Church building. As much as a lot had changed in the home front, she was still diligent with her service in church. It baffled him how she had become a stranger to their daughter yet … Continue reading Primavera – Episode 4
“Chin up! Shoulders parallel! Back straight!” The petite white woman in a green English dress kept rolling out instructions to the girls who seemed less and less interested in each new lesson. All morning, they had had to practice how to introduce themselves, start a conversation, give a proper handshake and now they were practicing … Continue reading Primavera – Episode 3
Somto was bent over the rail as she looked at the activities going on around the neighborhood. The early morning breeze was warm against her cheeks. Closing her eyes, she imagined herself on the top of a very high mountain surrounded by tiny raindrops falling all around her. She could almost smell the mountain air. … Continue reading Primavera – Episode 2
"You don't walk away when I'm talking to you, Somto." He was beginning to perspire from another round of what seemed like an unproductive session of talking some sense into his wife. Somto simply walked over to the bar to pour herself another drink. She was clad in a white tank top and ankara bum … Continue reading Primavera – Episode 1
"You should have aborted me when you had the chance!" Enitan shouted back.
Her mouth fell open, as she staggered, holding on to the bed for stability. She felt like she had been hit by a boulder.
"What did you say?" She stammered.
"I know why you married dad."
Enitan tilted the edge of her beret to cover her face and hoped nobody would notice. The wound above her left eye was more pronounced now that it was daylight. She had her face to the floor as she rushed to her seat, oblivious to the figure approaching her. They collided just as she got … Continue reading Enitan: Episode 1
I was so stoked to be reconnecting with Jola. After ten years of separation, e-running into her was the least I expected would ever happen. It had felt like forever; not knowing where she was, what she was doing or if she was alive altogether. Jola and I had been best friends for 7 years … Continue reading What about me?
As I watched the bed turned crimson, I fell back and chocked on tears. Who have I become? I walked over to Dayo’s side and fell over his body as my body shook with sobs.
I ran the blunt edge of the knife across her cheek. “All Dayo did was take in your drunken ass for the night and you decided to repay his good for evil. You didn’t just break us up, he’s now dead because of you.”
I didn’t let her finish her sentence as I stuffed the sock back in her mouth.