Poets' Thursday

Poets’ Thursday: Yesterday

Yesterday is a story of love, a story of war Of my deep-seated affection for And my battle with desires, Lord   Yesterday is when I used my pen To write words, not hope Yesterday is when my heart pumped blood, not love When my feet trod roads, not dreams   Yesterday is the awakening […]

Flash wednesday

No Such Thing As Monsters

Word length: 600 – 700 “Mommy, there’s a monster in my room.” Jane’s mother sighed. “There’s no such thing as monsters, Jane. It’s just your imagination. Now close your eyes and go to sleep.” Jane clutched her teddy bear tightly to her chest, her knuckles turning white at the pressure she was exerting. She watched as her […]

…if we have a country

Dear Suzzy, Contrition overwhelms me as I pen these words. I am ashamed of myself because I lied to you and made a promise I knew would be hard to keep. On a second thought, I forgive myself because you pushed me. You pushed me when you kissed me the other night and made me […]

UNFORGIVEN – THE END

The dial tone came on as Ethel anticipated and she waited to hear her voice. Sheila. A name that would have been perfect for her daughter. “Hi Daddy!” Sheila’s voice was young and strong. “Hi Sheila. This isn’t your…daddy. This is…” “Please no. I beg you. Don’t do this, please,” Charles was begging, unashamed. It was […]

UNFORGIVEN XI

…continued from UNFORGIVEN X She needed to convince him that she was for real. She gave him a demure smile as she let him in; he perused her body with hungry lust and didn’t say a word as he made a dive for her and began to kiss her. And for the first time ever, […]

UNFORGIVEN X

…continued from UNFORGIVEN IX “What does this mean? Why would she have written this report? Are you saying she…” the import of what he was about to imply hit Ethel with a wave and she stumbled. “Eth, you okay?” Amaka asked. “No. No I’m not. That bastard had the guts to take me to the […]

UNFORGIVEN IX

…continued from UNFORGIVEN VIII She told how she’d met Charles, in a night club on the day she turned twenty-two. Her ‘friends’ had taken her out to celebrate and she and Charles had hit it off almost instantly. He had been wearing his wedding ring that night, which was unusual and yet that was what […]

EBOLA…STILL GOING VIRAL

Still on the hottest issue in the country right about now, Ebola which is quite literally going viral all over; the market for hand sanitizers turned lucrative overnight as the demand rose following speculations that the chemicals were adequate protection against contracting Ebola. We recently learned though that hand sanitizers are anti-bacterial, whereas the Ebola […]

EBOLA-RIOUS

The sky was a brooding blue-grey up above as I navigated the human maze of the popular Marina market in Lagos with Chidi. It was well into the rainy season so the atmosphere was more humid than hot; yet there was a cloak of heat that hung in the air, from the many human bodies […]