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
“Madam!” The middle-aged man said, tapping her. She jerked slightly. “Hmn?” “I asked what floor?” “Sorry, fifth. Thank you.” He grunted in response, no doubt irritated with her for not hearing him the first time. The entire ride up, she braced herself. Knowing her personal assistant, there was likely going to be a fanfare waiting … More The Bed.
“I did it for you.” She said; but she never asked me if it was what I wanted. I could feel my husband’s eyes boring holes into the right side of my head but I did not care. I would answer his questions once they left, but not a second sooner. I kept my gaze … More Love and Other Excuses
He let out a deep sigh. He had heard her after all. “Alemana, people will notice.” “That doesn’t matter.” She said quietly but firmly. “It might be a little unusual but it is not uncommon.” “Well,” he sighed. “If that is what you want. But I hope you don’t get offended if someone decides to … More Fury
Broken mirror pieces can be glued back together, but the cracks remain. Helen blinked in confusion. Obviously she had not heard him right. “Come again?” “I said, why didn’t you tell me she was not your biological daughter? I mean, sure you are her mother if you raised her but we are talking about a … More Unjust
Timeyin stared at his reflection for a few seconds, then shook his head as he turned on the tap. He splashed water on his face twice, and stared some more. “Bloody idiot!” He said to his reflection, his jaw hardening. He did not realise how hard he was gripping the restroom sink on either side, … More Apathy
So I lied, sue me. You would have lied too if you were in my situation. Here I was, having a nice drive around town with my husband when out of nowhere, my past decides to come a-knocking. We had just left the hospital from an antenatal appointment. I was thirty five weeks in and … More Untruth