Comfort!!! (A Short Story)

What constitutes a bad day? A sequence of unfavorable events that might or might not be linked together but in its totality will piss me off, cause me to want to cuss or cry out. Most people have had one of those days, and if you haven’t, consider yourself lucky, for now!!! For most people,…

Dara (Finale: Conclusion)

I moved as far away from Kunle as I could manage.If all she saw was the slap then that can be explained, but she was here before that…When your friend catches you kissing her fiancé, there really are no explanations. At least any that make sense.So how do you explain in that moment?I can tell…

Dara (Part 3: Revelation)

No matter how much my heart aches and I want to call him, I don’tBecause I remember that I promised myself to never be like my mother. Never stay with a man that hits a woman.But why did he look so surprised?I refuse to believe that she fell in the bathtub but what if that…

Dara (Part 2: Confrontation)

I would love to return to the moment before I knew. Before I heard a knock at my door and my whole world changed. When I opened the door, there stood Mofe, her face littered with bruises. Let me tell you a little about Mofe and me. We met at Covenant University, she was studying…

Dara (Part 1: My Confession)

I have a secret I am scum. I really am. You may wonder why that would be the first thing I say about myself, but in my rare moments of sincerity, I understand that I must not lie to myself irrespective of how good I want to feel. I am twenty-three, light-skinned, and beautiful. I…

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…