Illusion Jibade’s POV

My name is Jibade Johnson, and this is my account of how Uju was rescued. I had been distracted for a bit these days. Not because I wasn’t happy about Uju’s pregnancy, cause I was. I just could not quite put my finger on it, but I was disturbed about something, and it didn’t make…

Illusion pt. 8: Finale

You should have seen my face when Kefe walked into the room. I looked at him smugly,  I was so pleased. I knew that Jibade would come for me and he would understand enough to bring help. But now I  understand what it means to count your chickens before they are hatched. He looked so…

Illusion pt. 7: Confrontation

You know how everyone exaggerates when then say the world came crashing. Right now I’m not sure how much of an exaggeration it is. I feel like everything is falling apart and I can’t even reach out to catch any of the pieces. What is going on here??? “Don’t jump to conclusion Uju, slow down…

Illusion pt. 6: Suspicions

“What do you mean by you think he’s dead, go see the doctor” I urged Boma “He is, I’m sure, I’m sorry, I just can’t believe it.” “I’m on my way.” There really wasn’t much I could do when I got there except try to comfort his weeping mother and promise to visit. Turns out…

Illusion pt.5 (novelette): Heart-Strings

It is the moment of truth. Every time I reach for the envelope, my fingers cramp up. This is mostly because, whatever I find there could alter the relationship I have with Kefe. What if its nothing ??? Maybe I should trust Kefe After more than an hour of trying to work and failing, curiosity…

Illusion pt.4 (novelette)

Today is a good day, everything will be alright. I have nothing to worry about. I chant to myself as I walk into my office because I want to believe it. My secretary Christina, efficient as always interrupts me with my schedule “Ma’am, tea will be ready in a minute, all contracts to be reviewed…

Illusion pt. 3 (novelette)

As  I drive to work, I try to remember anything suspicious about Kefe. I can’t help it. I know I should love and trust him and I do.  Truth is, I have never felt more connected to anyone else except Jidenna. I just want to know what’s going on and if he hasn’t told me…

Illusion pt. 2 (novelette)

I know how this looks I don’t snoop, I really don’t. I don’t check Kefe’s phone or messages, and I don’t believe he’s cheating on me. I trust my gut that much. This was really an accident. All I wanted was to get a little work done before I have to go into the office,…

Illusion pt. 1 (novelette)

Everyone wants to be loved, to be cared for, to be special to someone and I am no exception. Perhaps even more so for me because of what I have experienced. A few years ago, I probably would never admit it. I would have said that I am merely rational, and the power of love…

Trading Favors

I learned something today Favors are never free They come with expectations With unspoken obligations And subtle intimidation’s   So I’ll try not to take advantage So I never have to compromise No handouts, no free meals I’ll try to only make deals No exploitation of the feels   But won’t that be so lonely…

Fight back

See I’m no fighter I always want to be elegant I always want to be calm I always want to be reasonable But I don’t like to be pushed I do my very best To be the best version of myself To carry out all my responsibilities To tolerate and accommodate I don’t like to…

Letters to Will

Love What better emotion can you feel? You feel it in joy You feel it in tears Amidst the hate, love is still buried deep.  6 feet under, with or without reach, love lingers. I loved you, I still do. I loved the smiles, I loved the joy, I loved the tears I loved the…

A Poet’s Soliloquy

Why am I still alive She’s here then she’s gone This must be my karma To watch her head fall As she takes her last breath   I saw her first I loved her first She was gold, she was fire She was cruel and ambitious And I loved everything she was   But he…

A Queen’s Monologue

Perhaps I  am far too selfish Too optimistic and free-minded Perhaps I really am a scheming wench Who would flirt, seduce and steal I have tricks, games, and wit That bring many men to knees But I do not deserve this   I crave wealth, splendor, dominance I love you, your name and power Your…

Justifying Cramming

No matter what anyone says, cramming is a vital part of education for regular students. By regular, I mean the non-savants, non-eidetic memory students like me. As a student, I have to comment that a lot of people have a narrow-minded perception of cramming. When I googled cramming for an exam, two main points are…

I’m Sorry

I’m sorry when I’m wrong I’m sorry if I’m right I m sorry you got hurt I’m sorry I made you cry But does it matter Are you better Is your heart unbroken Is your pain all gone     I know to say sorry is selfish I just really want the guilt gone The…