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…