Evening of Grandpa’s life

Evening of Grandpa's life Evening of Grandpa's life

Friday morning dawned cool and overcast, the storm clouds cresting lazily over the more sequestered parts of Mgbada. Passively, the weather appeared at odds with the sign fronting straight onto Chidi’s fence – HOT & READY – a ‘tin-can iyabasira‘, neither impressive in style nor wanting in quality, just ‘everyday’. You get what you expect, […]

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A Rainy Day

A Rainy Day

It was one of those days one never wished to be out of the house for any reason at all. I was caught by the rain on my way home after a long day. Although as tired as I was I managed to walk at a fast pace so I could get home on time. […]

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Drops: Blood and Rain (18+)

Drops: Blood and Rain (18+)

I met my own eyes in the steamy bathroom mirror. Overgrown brown hair falling over my hairline and almost into my eyes. I slicked the hair back and reached for my shaving cream and razor when I heard a muffled groan. I paused, my arm frozen in midair above my sink.  Several thumps from the […]

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Now that Iye is Dead

Now that Iye is Dead

My grandmother (we called her Iye), died 5 months ago of what the doctors described as heart failure. My cousin, Alama and I knew what killed her—it was neglect! Iye got many things early enough in her lifetime, she gave birth to her first child at the age of 17, barely a year after she […]

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Flightless

It’s 4:12am, the alarm had rung twice now; too lazy to stop the annoying sound—a tone he handpicked so he didn’t get tempted to keep sleeping. A usual recluse, he’d roll over to the other end of the bed, the notepad from last night still laid open, the words that have rampaged his thoughts for […]

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Dog Days – A Dame to Die For

Dog Days - A Dame to Die For

I am under the bed enduring her brassy moans as her very alive husband ploughs her like barbarians do. How the bed frame is still in one piece, I do not know. My inner psyche didn’t see this coming, my ego is taking a pounding, literally. Now I’m trapped under this piece of furniture wondering […]

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