Unrequited Pt 4: Open to receive

Humans and gossip! Whispers and side glances, slowly but surely gradually started going round the hospital. The nurses and some female doctors whispered behind their hands about the growing closeness between her and Dr Oni. The married ones smiled with nostalgia while the unmarried single ladies bemoaned their fate especially those who had their eyes…

Unrequited Pt 3: Rising again

The hovering clouds and the dreary look of the sky matched Adaobi’s mood perfectly. She had been in the hospital for over three months and was still bedridden. Yes, her family never left her bed side “except that scumbag” she thought bitterly. She had always been an agile and active woman so she chafed against…

Unrequited Pt 2: A new level of pain

She felt her world crumbling before her eyes. As they scrambled for their clothes strewn around on the floor, she picked her phone and rushed out of the room. Grabbing her bag blindly, she flew out of the house ignoring cries of “wait”. Her eyes filled with tears, she could hardly open her car and…

Unrequited Pt 1: Exposed

Onyedekagi? Ekene di ri gi? Onyene mema.  Onyedekagi? Ekene di ri gi? Onye nagworia. Imela, imela okaka onyekeruwa, imela imela Eze m oh (Who is like you? Glory belongs to you, He who does good. Who is like you? All glory belongs to you mighty Healer. Thank you thank you Great and Mighty Creator of…

Wind of Treachery Pt 4

Six months had passed. Dare noticed little actions and behaviours that he had never taken note of previously. He became extremely careful and always had Uvie close by. It was clear to both of them now that they were not safe and anyone of them could fall victim. Secretly, he met with his lawyers to ensure…

Wind of Treachery Pt 2

He was no longer garbed in black. He looked so smart in his uniform.  It was his wedding. In less than ten minutes, he was walking down the aisle to get married to his true love. His heart thumped with excitement. He had always prayed for a love like that of his parents and he knew…

Wind of Treachery Pt 1

It was an odd sized casket with a flag draped over it. It was carried by four men in uniform, though it was hard to tell for sure from a distance what uniform it was, or even if they were all men. There wasn’t room for the usual six pallbearers due to the small size…

Predilection

Predilection – /ˌpriːdɪˈlɛkʃ(ə)n/ Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as an established preference for something.  Thesaurus.com refers to it as an inclination towards something. This word is not as common in everyday usage as synonyms are more commonly used. Examples of the word in a sentence include: He has a predilection for big houses and cars. She…

Kokoro girl (Part 1)

28 years ago in a quiet village Moon beams fell on the thatched roof, illuminating the worried faces of the elderly women entering the thatched hut. The air was tense and a few metres away sat some men, all with different expressions ranging from elderly wisdom and complacency to worried and tensed. The youngest man…

Wind of Treachery Pt 3

It was that same year his father passed on. It shook all of them because there was no sign. The heart attack came suddenly and within two days he was gone. Dare was devastated. He and his father were closely knitted and only the presence of Uvie held him up. The burial, reading of the…

Phone + Water = Bad Combo

Few days ago, I tried to do ‘supermom’ style while carrying out my household chores. Don’t blame me. The energy was there and I had a long to-do list before nightfall and trust me….I wanted to accomplish all. So my story….. I sorted out clothes and started washing, white first then coloured clothes after. All…

Unlocked Heart

“Shush!” It was a refrain. Oh, the hands on my lips, warm and sticky, had become a detested symbol to me. My life was shrouded in mystery. Secrets upon secrets, I had lost my identity. Lost??? I questioned myself as I sat on my bed that humid afternoon, the rickety fan swirling slowly and tiredly…