“I just feel like you are not going to listen to me regardless of what I say.” The voice boomed from the other end of the receiver. Akudo rolled her eyes. She could not blame her for saying so; theirs had not been a particularly smooth relationship. Ifunanya, Akudo’s immediate younger sister, was two years … More Blue Phoenix E09: Lightbulbs
Akudo hung the new painting on the wall, took a few steps back, and frowned at it. She had used a measuring tape and was certain the nails were drilled into the middle of the wall, but the space on either side of the painting looked unequal. She would have decided not to hang the … More Blue Phoenix E08: Eat, Drink and Reconcile
“Madam we don reach.” The taxi driver said, putting the car in Park. Akudo took a deep breath, then thanked him and paid the fare. She looked at the address on her phone to confirm the apartment number, then stared up at the apartment building. She could not say she was entirely surprised that he … More Blue Phoenix E07: Fire and Fury
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 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.