The lectern

The Lectern: My Sketchbook

The mellow is upon us yet again in this month’s edition of ‘The Lectern’. The ‘crazy architect’ we will be reading today is Hope; if you asked her, she would say that she only writes from a moist mind. After reading this, I was astounded by the moistness in mine. As an aside, can we […]

The lectern

The Lectern: Illusions

For a change from all the adrenaline zipping all over the place recently, this month’s edition of ‘The Lectern’ is mellow. With a sober almost sorrowful tone, this new writer bares it all unrestrained, and in the same one stroke, takes it all. It is a WAW hope that this message reaching you from ‘The […]

angel on cloud

Roses and Angels II

For some seconds, you shut your eyes and then open them, but he is still there, that man you learnt to dread with all our life. A man you learnt to despise, the man who robbed you of those long ago childish care. ‘O god, oh my god, o god,’ you gasp. All the while […]

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 VIII

…continued from Unforgiven VII “What on earth are you talking about Amaka?” the bewildered expression on Ethel’s face couldn’t be faked. “You know how you promised to talk about Charles Umoh before you ran out on me that day?” Amaka was glowering at her. Ethel nodded slowly, “I’m sorry about that Amy. I just…I guess […]

UNFORGIVEN VII

…continued from Unforgiven VI She didn’t resist as his lips claimed hers. They were soft and warm. The kiss stripped her of her resolve, her confidence and the years melted away; once again she was twenty-two and putty in his hands. Oh Lord. This is it. What she’d missed… Stop it Eth! This is not […]

UNFORGIVEN V

…continued from Unforgiven IV Charles wasn’t going to stop hounding her. He was the kind of man that got what he wanted and right now he wanted her. The thought of that managed to thrill her and scare her at the same time. Although it was difficult, she decided to ignore his text and return […]

UNFORGIVEN IV

…continued from Unforgiven III   Ethel was looking for a job when she first arrived in Abuja, Amaka had quickly taken a shine to her and informed her about the opening in the school where she taught. Ethel had been reluctant at first, to take the job and also Amaka’s offer of friendship but eventually […]

Goodnight, Ijeoma

“EXPLOSION rocked Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Wednesday, when a car loaded with bomb device exploded at a popular shopping mall close to Barnex Junction, Wuse Central District, leaving 21 people dead.” That was how the news reported Wednesday’s bomb blast. 21. /tuwenti whan/…ashirin da daya…iri abuo na otu…okan le ogun…21. Very easy…try […]