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 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…

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…

Kokoro Girl 6:The final lap- Victory and Love

The case had been long but it was finally over. Mr Okechukwu had been found guilty and sentenced ten years imprisonment. Her Aunt, Mrs Okechukwu had been so devastated and humiliated. She and the children relocated to another part of the state to start their lives over again.  In the bright light of the day,…

Kokoro Girl 5: Unravelling the past

Mrs. Okechukwu was in a state of shock. Never in her wildest dream did she expect what was happening. Her world was crumbling like a pack of cards. The scene that happened a moment ago was like a bad movie. Her husband…..she knew he wasn’t the best husband but being arrested and taken away for…

Kokoro GIRL 4: Help is here

The next day, Poju walked into her office and plopped her bag on the chair, her attention on the file placed prominently on her table. It had been a long night. Her eyes were puffy from lack of sleep. “Thank God for makeup.” She whispered to herself. “Otherwise….” Settling Ify in the shelter and reassuring…