Lifeless. If I had to describe Oyofo in July, that is the word I would use. My hometown, which was usually a hive of activity and merrymaking at Yuletide, was as dead as the man I recently buried. I breathed in the crisp air and let out a sigh. At least the air still smelt … More My Father’s Daughter
Akudo took another look at her ensemble, then nodded to herself. The first time she was meeting Edozie’s mother, she was a bundle of nerves. She had fallen hopelessly in love with Edozie, and could see herself with no one else. However, that meeting was going to define the course of their relationship. Edozie had … More Blue Phoenix E21 (Conclusion): …And The Walls Came Tumbling Down.
“Thank you Mummy, thank you Uncle Tee!” Nnamdi beamed, hugging them both. Odera did the same right after his older brother, then the two boys took off into the arcade. Akudo stood there, smiling at the receding figures of her sons, unable to wipe away the smile that stretched across her face. “It’s been a … More Blue Phoenix E20: Head-On
Timeyin parked his car at the restaurant, pulled down the driver-side visor, and checked himself. Akudo called, and asked that they meet for dinner. It was a little odd considering that he had been with her only a few hours ago. She must have something important to tell him that she was not able to … More Blue Phoenix E19: Realization
Ronke adjusted her sun shades with shaky hands. It was probably nothing. She was praying to all the deities she knew in the hopes that it was nothing. She was not sure that she could survive another heartbreak. In her thirty three years of existence, she had experienced probably every single type of betrayal that … More Blue Phoenix E18: Dynamite
Akudo removed the phone from her ears, stared at it like she was seeing something foreign, shook her head as though to clear the fuzziness, then put the phone back to her ears. “Friend?!” Akudo said in disbelief. Not really a question, more like an affirmation that she had heard right. “Yes, friend.” Her mother … More Blue Phoenix E17: Like The Movies
Timeyin glanced down at his watch, then continued to tap his hands on his right thigh. He had arrived at the airport with time to spare. The plane had not touched down yet. Lagos traffic could be unpredictable and he had not wanted to take any chances, but even he had to admit he left … More Blue Phoenix E16: Yearning