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IS HE THE ONE? A SHORT STORY

Last week, I woke up with a feeling that something great was going to happen to me. I mean I couldn’t exactly place what it was going to be. I was just happy. When I got to work, my boss called me into his office. ‘I want you to represent me at the CBS Business Summit. I won’t be able to attend because I have a meeting with one of our biggest clients.’ I was really excited. Me...

I DON’T LOVE HIM ANYMORE- MONICA WRITES

It’s been three years since Daniel left the shores of the country for France. You said the night of his departure, you wept like a baby. Your heart almost tore into pieces. You and Daniel had been courting for over a year and just when you brought up the subject of marriage, he received a full scholarship to pursue a PhD program. You knew it was a great opportunity for him especially with some...

I’M YOURS- A PLAY

  I’M YOURS- A PLAY SCENE 1 (Dunni and Morayo’s room. Two beds are separated by a reading table. On the table is an HP laptop and a blue clear file containing some documents. A tall young man, Israel, with neatly trimmed beards sits on a chair facing on of the beds. Dunni serves him snacks and a bottle of drink. The door opens. Morayo enters) DUNNI: (smiles) My roommate is here, finally...

BUT GOD TOLD ME TO MARRY HIM- MONICA WRITES

If I got your story clearly, you met Mayowa in your first year in the university. He was that charming and introverted friend you loved spending time with every week. You maintained friendship with him all through your years in school and this friendship according to you was platonic. You had no feelings for him. Well, you had a boyfriend at that time, a 300 level microbiology student. Not for...

FOREVER TOGETHER- A SHORT PLAY

SCENE 1 (A well-furnished living room. Mr Taiwo Adebiyi steps out of the bedroom, dressed for work. As he walks out of the house, his wife, Arike, hurries towards him and blocks his path. She is clearly upset.)  ARIKE: What man leaves his home without having breakfast if there is no other woman waiting somewhere to serve him a hot meal? Run along. Go meet your mistress! TAIWO: (shakes his head)...

DEAR FRANCA SERIES: I NEED THERAPY

‘Good morning Franca.’ Dolapo said as she walked briskly behind her boss. They were heading towards Franca’s home office located on the left wing of the duplex where her boss lived. ‘Morning Dolapo. Do we have a letter in the story collection box?’ ‘Yes, ma’am. One came in this morning.’ Franca entered her office and settled into a black high chair...

WE MET AGAIN: A SHORT STORY

Last week, I woke up with a feeling that something great was going to happen to me. I couldn’t exactly place what it was going to be, I was just happy. When I got to work, my boss called me into his office. ‘I want you to represent me at the CBS Business Summit. I won’t be able to attend because I have a meeting with one of our big clients.’ I was really excited. Me...

THE DAY I MET SHOLA

I regret ever meeting Kelvin. I regret the day he walked up to me while I sat on a log of wood outside the building that served as our lecture hall, a place we were forced to attend boring lectures. It was the first week of my stay at the NYSC orientation camp. I remember that on this particular day, I had left the hall because it was very stuffy, oh yeah, that hall was packed full with corps...

INSIDE THE WALLS OF TENI HOSPITAL

One windy Saturday afternoon, Fola was relaxing with his mother in the veranda of their four bedroom apartment when he glanced at his watch. He jumped to his feet ‘Where are you going to?’ Fola’s mother asked, ‘It’s time for bible study at Uncle Joe’s place.’ he responded and rushed into his room to get dressed. When he came out to the living room, she gave him a large piece of chocolate...

SISTER MARTHA: A SHORT STORY

29th January 2015, I lied to my mum that I wanted to spend the night with my best friend, Yewande. I told her we had to study overnight to prepare for our JAMB examination. It was easy to convince her to release me that evening. I had written the exam the year I graduated from secondary school and failed. I scored far below the general cut-off mark for admission into any government owned...

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