The lectern

The Lectern: I Am Number One

Hello fine boys and girls 😉 So July has come and gone; it’s a month I’m particularly sentimental about. While I hate to see it go, I’m excited about August–this month that has bestowed us with her august presence to end the 3rd quarter in this action-packed 2016. In this month’s edition of The Lectern, […]

girl staring in fire

Dear Mother

Dear Mother,   I hate cooking. I. HATE. COOKING. You know it never came naturally to me. I’ve always had to write down your recipes because I never really understood the entire concept of cooking. At first, I worried that maybe there was something wrong with me, I mean, every ‘normal’ girl should know how […]

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Ije Enu

Okwukogu was a perennially restless man. His job made him restless. He hardly had time alone to himself at the office. Despite being the boss, he felt he was not in control, and everyone was plotting against him. His car made him restless. There was not a week that passed that the damned chunk of […]

Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Creed

Dear Fatherland, In numbers we die even after the tie. Are we still one when from ourselves we run? Neglecting peace, expecting our pieces. Am I prey for murder because I pray not like my brother? From a difference of latitudes to a difference of attitudes Different phases of terror. First there was the aqua […]

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Previously on ‘For The Love Of Us’

**Readers’ note below the post   In Episode 1 Kaitlyn plays Dr Phil and discovers two things: Kelvin is in love with her.   Kelvin’s message sounded urgent … I didn’t understand what he meant and so I asked. He said he had feelings for me and had had them for a while. I freaked out; […]

The lectern

The Lectern: Examination malpractise

  Hey you 🙂 In the last couple of months, Nigerian younglings tidied up secondary and most of them (hopefully) will go on to tertiary education. After four or five years (or seven or eight, oshe ‘carry-over’) they’ll finish and graduate into the world. Then they will hustle locate work in law firms, oil companies, […]

Flash wednesday

The Last Thing I Remember

Word length: 200-300 Blackness. Someone is frantically calling my name. A tiny light. I walk towards it. It keeps growing. I follow it. ***** I wake up on the floor. Why am I on the ground by the roadside? And why is there a crowd around me? I don’t remember lying down here. I remember […]