Ronke Akande had approached this dinner like she approached her work projects. She had strategised and planned this night down to the last minute. Everything from how she would carry herself – appearing aloof but communicating enough to keep his interest – to how she would ensure that Femi Odebiyi was eating out of the palm … More Blue Phoenix E05: Dine and Disregard
Akudo was seething, but you could not tell with the way she plastered the unnaturally wide smile on her face. Her desk phone rang and she glanced at it, thanking the heavens for the easy excuse. It was an external number, but the VP could not see that from where he stood. She got in … More Blue Phoenix E04: Love and Blackmail
Akudo swore. “Mummy!” Nnamdi exclaimed from the back seat. “You said a bad word!” “Sorry!” Akudo muttered. She glanced over at the clock on her dashboard. 7:45 A.M. This was as late as she could be. Especially since there was a crowd of people trying to drop off their children at the same time. She … More Blue Phoenix 03: CTRL + ALT + IGNORE
“Finally!” Ronke exclaimed, throwing her hands in the air for emphasis. “What? You knew?” Akudo asked, staring at her best friend wide-eyed. “Me and anybody who has eyes! That guy has been in love with you probably since he met you the day before your wedding!” “Oh come on.” Akudo rolled her eyes. “Babe, I’m … More Blue Phoenix E02: Warriors and Heartaches
Akudo Nnamani left the pointer hovering around the options listed under “Marital Status.” Single. Married. Divorced. Widowed. She sighed – which was an improvement because the last time she came across that section in a form, she had burst into tears. It had been five years since her husband died, and the heaviness had only … More Blue Phoenix E01: What’s Done Is Done.
Ikenna groaned, and moved his eyes back up to the top of the document. It was the third time he had tried to read it, and the words just were not sinking in. He flung the document on his desk in frustration, and got up from his chair. He rubbed his forehead, then ran his … More Blocks and Cement – III (Conclusion)
Ikenna caught a movement through the corner of his eyes. He thought it was odd that Ifeamaka had the entire menu up to her face like she was nearsighted, but he did not think much of it until he noticed her shoulder vibrating. “Are you laughing?” He asked, sliding the menu down a bit. She … More Blocks and Cement – Part II