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.
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
“I think you will like it ma.” The makeup artist tried again, a repeated attempt to convince Akudo to get faux eyelashes. “No. If you cannot make me look pretty with the lashes that God gave me, then maybe you are not very good at this.” Akudo said, giving her an accompanying look that meant … More Blue Phoenix E14: Changes
“Mummy! Green!” Akudo’s younger son shouted, snapping her out of her thoughts. “Oh, sorry. Thank you Dera.” She said, glancing up at the traffic light briefly before putting pressure on the gas pedal. It had been a little over a week since her falling-out with Ronke and the matter still weighed heavily on her mind. … More Blue Phoenix E13: Transitions
Timeyin flipped through television stations absent-mindedly. He finally settled on one of the local news stations, then tossed the remote control on the couch beside him. His phone buzzed. Akudo: Thanks again for yesterday. Timeyin smiled. Me: At some point you are going to have to stop thanking me. Akudo: 🙂 This is the last … More Blue Phoenix E11: Assumptions and Regrets
Akudo frowned at her closet, her hands akimbo. There was not going to be any time between her hair appointment and the Play, so she needed to wear something a little more dressy than the shapeless bubu or plain t-shirt on jeans she typically wore for hair appointments. There was a knock at the front … More Blue Phoenix E10: Showers
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