‘Hey Mike!’ Renee continued with relish. ‘You don’t want to know the things she said about you when we were dating.’ Her fingers skimmed her lips in a dramatic gesture as she faced the groom who seemed to be struggling to maintain his once happy face. ‘Ask her tonight. Great pillow talk material.’Read More
Mortification spread across her face, no matter his choice of words. A week ago, Bea’s performance had been Oscar-worthy, replete with juvenile tantrums. Her budding Nollywood career seemed promising in front of her father and a stranger.Read More
I don’t want to be your brother! The thought raked unrepentantly through his mind as he posed by one of the huge floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the busy business district of the town, and stared straight ahead, hands shoved deep in his pockets, unaware of twilight steadily browning the sky, the standstill traffic on the bridge at the centre of his view. . .Read More
Hmmm, she hummed in appreciation, shutting her eyes, savouring the tastes, the moment. They were still warm. Her mother-in-law must have sent them over immediately she pulled them out of the oven.Read More
I have every reason to come back safely. You are all my reasons.’ And tilting his head to the side, he kissed her slowly, lingering on every inch of her mouth as though attempting to create a lasting memory while they were apart. ‘Good night, love.’ He whispered in her ear when they eventually separated.
‘Godspeed.’ She whispered back, then watched him leave, closing the door quietly behind him for the second time that dayRead More
Au contraire, the time was now and they were all grown up. When the realisation hit Tayo this time, he didn’t scoop her up in his arms but like a sheep led to slaughter; he followed her down the passage to her room at the end, shutting the door gently behind him.Read More
She smiled. “Yes, we are.” Spreading the smile to wave goodbye to a now peeved Taiwo, who marched out of the house with a bag bearing bowls of baked sugar.
“Then I’ll see you at 6.30pm,” he said, “have a good one, and don’t forget to send your address.”
“I won’t.” She followed Taiwo’s car as it reversed out of the compound, and made to shut the door when she noticed the gates remained wide open.Read More
Misan looked at his image again. “Not enough. That’s why I am googling him.” Her eyes darted below to the written content. “Born 1962. Three children, three boys: Eric, Daniel, Arthur. Spouse: Estelle Monn, 1988-2012. What does that mean? Divorced or deceased?” Her eyes swerved upwards. “This hasn’t been updated in a while.”Read More
Few things stopped Misan in her tracks; her offspring were smack at the top of that list. Her eyes narrowed. She thought she recognised all, well almost all, her children’s friends. At the least, the regulars who trooped endlessly in and out of the house before schools re-opened last year. One mulatto stood out among her son’s; it certainly wasn’t this youngster before her. Daniel seemed older and well-built than this lanky teen. “Do I know you, young man?” She leaned forward on the counter, shifting her weight from one leg to another; she’d have to sit down soon.Read More
Their invigilator, when they laid eyes on her before the start of the exam, drew a collective groan from the entire class. She was yet to take them in a course, but her general demeanour and outlook gave out uncomfortable vibes, her reputation preceding her. She might belong to the spectacles-wearing tribe, but nothing seemed to miss her gaze. Perhaps the one thing which set off the students was one of the first things one noticed about her–her hair. Styled in a monument of black thread spirals, primary-school girl fashion, and rising to a peak on her head, it stood erect and threatening combined with a rather pleasant-looking face devoid of make-up and ear lobes of earrings. Her attire comprised a long-sleeved, nondescript blouse tucked into an equally forgettable ankle-length, flowing skirt around a robust form. She might as well have had on a column of sackcloth. There were no pointers for concluding where her religious allegiances laid. The Deeper Life Ministry.Read More