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For The Love of Us – Episode 9

… continued from Episode 8   “Hi.” “Isn’t it a bit late for you to be here?” He was still smiling as he let me in. “I know. I wanted to apologize for earlier today. I didn’t mean to make you feel uncomfortable. It’s just that when I lay on you, I remembered …” “Oke.” I […]

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For The Love Of Us – Episode 8

… continued from Episode 7 I knocked on his door. Silence. I hoped he was around; I hadn’t called ahead so as to surprise him. I knocked again and rested on the wall. My back still hurt from the journey. Passengers are tiring; they expect you to be fluent in Igbo just because you are […]

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For The Love Of Us – Episode 7

… continued from Episode 6   The rest of the day went by in a blur. I hadn’t realized the extent of my exhaustion until I got home, took off my shoes and lay down. It was then that I wailed. I was grateful for my roommate’s absence. What was wrong with me? How could […]

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For The Love Of Us: Episode 6

… continued from Episode 5 Suddenly, everything seemed a hundred times more difficult. Final year was as I expected, only harder. I now saw Kelvin in a different light since the night before I left for school, the night I let him see the scar Oke had given me, the scar I always tried to […]

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The Player – 2

(the finale of a two-part series) … continued from last week   “So you’re telling me your wedding morning fantasy is coke, lime and ice.” “Yels ke!” Ewa answered and hissed. “And not just anyhow lime oh, fresh lime that will slap inside the mouth tawai tawai.” I laughed as we made our way down […]

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The Player 1

(Part 1 of a two-part series) The atmosphere stands still. At the beckon of the piano, everyone rises and together turn their eyes to the aisle. Ewamade glows as she walks gracefully, dangling off her father’s arm like a dainty piece of china. She wears a coy smile, her eyes dart shyly between the tiled […]

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For The Love Of Us: Episode 5

… continued from last week I sat quietly as he said all he had kept to himself for the past couple of months. He said he had never stopped having feelings for me. That I came into his life at a point when he needed a friend and even though I didn’t know it, I […]