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 […]

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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 in my ear until it finally tugged me to consciousness and I laid there, half-asleep in my yellow pajamas, besides my sister who had marked her fifth year in the […]

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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 hello’s and […]

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RIVER CHILD.

The thatched mud hut was dimly lit by a rusty old kerosene lamp. A woven mat, spread out on the bare cemented floor held a relieved Dooshima. The agony she felt moments ago now seemed like a distant memory as she eagerly waited to be handed back her baby. “This baby is not normal” mama […]

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EMOTIONAL JOURNEY.

Human beings are designed for many things. Loneliness isn’t one of them. – Mary Alice. The room was small, the day was noon, the bed was a double iron bunk, and I was 14. While my three roommates snoozed away as the siesta demanded, I laid supine, day dreaming,about a boy. In this dream,  I […]

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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 […]

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UPSHOT.

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

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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 […]

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