PS: I Still Love You

"You have memories with X and Y to look back on today." If you use facebook, then you are familiar with this daily notification. First of all, whoever came up with this idea to remind us of our embarrassing past should be left in the middle of the north pole with nothing but a g-string … Continue reading PS: I Still Love You

The Shallow End – Part 2

“I’m leaving you for a month. I have some business to attend to in the east.” I could feel the frown begin to set in my face. We were yet to be away from each other for more than two days at a time and I had gotten so accustomed to his presence. Maybe I … Continue reading The Shallow End – Part 2

The Shallow End

Dating apps are the worst inventions ever and I’ve never cared for them. But on this fateful Friday evening, the universe seemed to have other plans in store for me. I was tired of reading the endless research journals splayed before me. They were slowly beginning to morph into what looked like ancient hieroglyphics and … Continue reading The Shallow End

Entangled

Half-asleep, I dragged my feet across the passage. Gnawing hunger had woken me up and I intended to start my day in the kitchen. I was already in the sitting room before I noticed my sister and her husband tearing at each other like rabid animals. I stopped and contemplated returning to my room like … Continue reading Entangled

Once Lost, Twice Broken

My freshly fixed neon nails suddenly looked more interesting than everything else going on around me. I had stepped into church convincing myself I had been away for too long. The truth was, I had come with the hopes of ‘accidentally’ running into him. But the uneasiness I felt deep in my stomach told me … Continue reading Once Lost, Twice Broken

Love Happens

(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

Colourful snapdragon flowers in a garden

Primavera – Episode 4

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

Colourful snapdragon flowers in a garden

Primavera – Episode 2

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

Give Me 3 Minutes and I’ll Make You a Better Lover

Romance is dying out as it seems people are putting more work in proving to the world that they are in a loving relationship than in putting the real love in the relationship. Relationships have been reduced to expressive emojis, occasional phone or video calls, looking good for the gram and so on. Feelings alone … Continue reading Give Me 3 Minutes and I’ll Make You a Better Lover