THE TWO PATHS – 4

Femi retreated his hand understandingly and said, “It is not your fault that you made bad decisions… I think I contributed to it by my own actions when we were kids. I shouldn’t have treated you like I did back then, the first time we met…”

THE TWO PATHS – 3

At his corner of the world, Femi immersed himself for five years in his work with the UNESCO in different parts of the world as his job designated. He found Martha, whom he shared common values and married her...

THE TWO PATHS – 2

Uchenna lived lavishly among his debauched friends in the political party he belonged. He soon learned to climbed the political ladder by dancing to the tune of their godfather and the team. The regions where his political party ruled, continued to suffer decline in the standard of living while the party members...

THE TWO PATHS

These associates tried to induce Femi into their league, but they realized that he was simply a jolly good fellow who was not ashamed to solicit for assistance for the poor, and could neither be maneuvered nor constricted into a conclave like theirs. Femi was a friend to all and an enemy to none; not even his enemies.

ONYINYE’S CHOICE – PART 5

She did not know when she drifted to sleep, and was on the clouds for bed. Her whole being and spirit were the weight of a feather on this bedding. She opened her eyes to find herself felicitating with angels singing about the good tiding that lay ahead. The road spread about her, free of all hindrances and the angels were at every corner, ready for the part to play in...

ONYINYE’S CHOICE – PART 4

Her severance pay would settle some of her liabilities and other expenses. Whatever remained would be added to the retirement benefits due to her [and a good sum it was from long years of service], and these she would use to start up her own business. There was no question about which business it would be...

ONYINYE’S CHOICE – PART 3

She closed her eyes, then tightened them as she wept within, tears streaming down to her ear lobes. When she opened them, she turned to look at Jesus and Mary whose gaze were unflinching at her. They appeared sad for her. “Is this why some people kill themselves?”

ONYINYE’S CHOICE – PART 2

Now, in the cover of her home, she swung onto her bed and cried. And with uninhibited anger, she hit the pillows fervently to emblematize beating herself for the years of enduring non-appreciation and humiliation, for her obstinate stupidity and the wasted unfulfilled years. She had arrived home at about 2pm, and had lay on the bed crying...

ONYINYE’S CHOICE

As each year and each opportunity of promotion passed her by without getting the available elevated posts, her morale depleted with the feeling of inadequacy. This feeling was worsened by the fact that the elevated positions were given to either external candidates... or junior colleagues who licked the feet of those that mattered...

A CALL … PART 5

Whether his death was her fault or not, it was guilt she would have to forgive herself for or live with for the rest of her life. The family seemed to have healed of it, good, they need not share in her troubled conscience, she thought.

A CALL … PART 4

‘Yes! You were too good to be true and had I returned home to tell you about it I would have changed my mind had you asked me to.’Letting go of suppressed tears, Jeff began to cry, ‘Then why didn’t you come back for that?’

A CALL … PART 3

At the gathering of condolences after OluChukwu had been buried, Carol, standing by the window, heard a couple of people discussing their misfortune just outside that window. “How sad for the family; who could have imagined such great misfortunes in one day?” said one woman...

A CALL … PART 2

Hardly had she finished giving praise than Oge’s phone began to ring in his room. Oge hurried to get it and came out with it by his ear. At a point his eyes widened and he stood stiff. This alarmed others to stand and stare nervously. And then the phone dropped from his frozen hand. “They’ve got Obi” Oge said and let his entire body drop on his butt to the floor....

A CALL

In the university hostels, she was exposed to mates with different manner of behaviour: some who went clubbing and doing ‘runs’ for survival, cultists and dissidents who caused trouble every now and then, as well as school activists whose activities were incongruent with her ideals and often led to mayhem. She encountered lecherous lecturers with their ...

BLIND DATE 3

Tolu frowned, slightly surprised at his calm transformation, and then took the direction he had ushered her, wondering. At her car, he extended his hand for her key, and as if mesmerized, she gave it.

BLIND DATE 2

On opening the door, she saw all the expectant men look towards her and was slightly taken aback by the one that stood and waved like an excited school boy at finding his mother.

BLIND DATE

Another opening of the entrance door instinctively pulled his eyes to it, and he perceived the other expectant men’s synchronous reaction with his’. Only he was relieved by the lady that stepped in. She was all dressed in one colour – red...

A CREEPY WHITE CASTLE

  Photo by Felix Mittermeier on Unsplash     The lone tricycle cab [‘keke’ as she knew it in her country] coursed its way through the thick black night that even the dimly lit road could not dissipate. A gloomy aura overwhelmed her in this foreign land even as she battled with the biggest mosquitoes …

A STOLEN BABY

      Chike took a deep breath before turning the door handle of his house. Ronke, his neighbor, had called him while he was still in his office that he had a still born and his wife, Amaka, had eloped from the hospital with another woman’s child. She added that his wife had refused …

LEARNING TO BUILD

Times are hard, yet we must keep up with the journey of life. And sometimes, we need a helping hand to push us, to support us, to complement us, to love us ... Read how this unfolds in this beautiful #story of #learning to #build