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.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. 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…