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 […]

Continue Reading

HABIBAH

I looked out through the narrow window of our thatched mud house. The rain was heavy, cascading onto the sandy ground in a heavy downpour. It seeped into the soil, forming puddles of wet brown clay that flowed in no particular direction on our bare compound. Across the streaks of rain that clouded my vision […]

Continue Reading

It Was My Father.

I was ten when it happened. I hadn’t been asleep for long when the noise and clattering began. It crawled into my subconsciousness, lingered distantly until it finally tugged me out of sleep, and I laid there, half-asleep in my yellow pajamas, besides my sister, who had marked her fifth year in the world just […]

Continue Reading

MY WIFE’S FRIEND.

I met Seun through my wife. Light-skinned, petite, and pretty, she seemed to like my wife a lot, and my wife appeared to feel the same way. Both women shared quite a close bond. She would come around the house now and then, but I never conversed with her beyond the usual hellos and hi’s. […]

Continue Reading

UPSHOT 2 (18+)

Shola quickly wiped at her cheeks. She turned around and forced her lips into a smile. “Hey honey” she cooed, walking towards his bed. ***5th July 2017*** “Babe I’m so sorry for the inconvenience….” Apologized Shola. “Shut up jor” replied Adaora, “what are best friends for? You’ve only been here three nights and you are already […]

Continue Reading

UPSHOT.

14th February 2014. “Hmmn, so another man will marry you like this?” he teased her, basking in the thrill of satisfying lovemaking, “The most beautiful woman, sweetest of all.” She laughed, shifting under the white sheets. Their bodies were still bare, cuddling each other. “If you didn’t break my heart, it would be you and […]

Continue Reading

RANCOR.

“Kunle!” Shola called frantically, breezing towards her husband who was sitting and smiling at the TV screen, obviously enjoying the film playing before him. “Kunle!!” she repeated, closing in on him. “You want to pretend you didn’t hear me calling you abi?” She planted her left hand to her hip and began bouncing angrily on […]

Continue Reading

PLUCKED.

KWALE, 1993. Thunderstorms rumbled outside the thatched hut of mama Awele as the rain heavily pattered down to the old roof and unto the sandy ground. Every family in the small village was taking shelter in their huts. While some slept from the cold and relaxing feeling of the rain, others warmed their afternoon meals […]

Continue Reading

ROSE. (18+)

Midnight. Rosemary stood still by the white door, trying not to breathe too hard. The hallway, dimly lit by the recessed light reflecting from the antechamber, stood still with her. She could hear the clock ticking in the distance – tick tock, tick tock, reminding her of the twenty minutes she had spent standing by his […]

Continue Reading