OFFICE STRIKES HOME

The rays of sunrise lazily creep through my window, chaperoned by the fresh morning breeze. It sways my curtains from side to side and settles cooly on my skin.   It is 6 a.m on Sunday morning, and I have no rush to get out of bed, so I curl my knees to my chest and […]

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CHOICES (18+)

I often wondered what I would do if I saw her again. She hadn’t contacted me for over a year, and I didn’t reach out to her either then that evening happened. I stepped out of the shower to a beeping notification on my phone. I picked up the phone from the dresser where I had […]

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DaD.

I always imagined what my father had been like, the things he liked and didn’t like. Whether he was cool or not, was he light-skinned like me or dark as mum?  I daydreamed about what it would have felt like to have him in my life and often wondered what my friends who had their dads […]

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THE CALL

My hands are shaking. I am petrified as I listen to the rushed words of Mummy Amanda, my neighbor back home, “— I am just telling you because you are my fellow woman,” she concludes, “If you want to catch them, hurry now, they are still inside,” and the line cuts off. Curiosity merges with […]

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KARMA

“Hei, mama I am finished!” Ezinne freaked, flapping both hands and stomping across her mother’s bedroom floor, “I am finished! what do I do, mama what do I do?!” she panicked. Mrs. Okoye said nothing. She sat at the edge of the bed, bouncing her right foot worriedly, her head dropped in jumbled thoughts. “I […]

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