Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Chekwube was taking out the garbage bin when it fell from her hand to the ground. She sighed as she removed her rubber slipper and began to push the waste back in. As she pushed the waste into the bin, she...
Ola heard the rap at her door and stood up from the bed to open it, she was bored of sitting at home all day and doing nothing. She opened the door and was shocked to see who her visitor was. “Good morning.”...
Chekwube ran to the gate of the school in frenzy, she was so afraid to be late but alas, as soon as she got to the gate, she saw other latecomers kneeling in the dust. She wanted to cry. “Kneel down!” A...
It was the first day of school and Chekwube didn’t want to be late, she had woken up at six am and had made sure to brush her hair which was cropped low. By the time it was six-thirty, she had...
It was all his mother’s fault, Gbenga thought as he stared at his phone. If she hadn’t given his father sole custody of her son, things might have been different. He thought. If she never left his dad, things would have...
After Chekwube had been returned home safe, Mickey sat on the stool in the small bedroom her brothers shared and tore pieces of fried chicken and placed them in her mouth, chewing nosily. Tiwatope sat on the bed beside Babatee. “Na wah for...
Mickey had watched the new girl run off in pursuit of the young boys and laughed. She knew that there was no way she was going to catch any of them unless she was Usain Bolt. On the other hand, if...
Gbenga was in his bedroom with his friends, Lanre and Austin. The three boys were looking through some magazines rated eighteen. “My brother goes back to school in two days so, I have to return these mags to his drawer.” Austin was...
  “Messiah is the King of Kings, Messiah is the Lord of Lords. Allelu...uuu....ya....” The man who’d turned pastor in the bus enroute to Lagos sang. Chekwube stared at the man sourly, she really didn’t want to sing but keeping silent would be considered...
Chekwube watched her sister tie the knot with the not too handsome young man she barely knew and hissed. As tradition demands, he was to sit in a crowd while her sister sought for him with a cup of wine in...

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