CategoryShort story/plays

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...

WHAT TEMI’S DEATH TAUGHT ME

When I got out of the airport, Ranti had my SUV stationed at the entrance. For one moment, my heart swelled with pride. I have money. Money is good. It solves all the problems in this world. Just show them your mint notes and gbam! doors unlock. Ranti jumped down from the car and rushed to take my luggage before opening the door. I climbed in. It was time to change my car. I made a mental note to...

FIGHTING TEMPTATIONS: A SHORT STORY

Bunmi slid her hand down to my chest but just before it reached my thigh, I grabbed her hand and pushed it away. She hissed and cat-walked to her seat. It took several seconds to stop the effect that touch had on me. My body shook with physical desire. Bunmi was an attractive young woman and one of the smartest women I’ve ever met. With a skin that glowed and contours firm enough to send a man’s...

BROTHER JOSHUA IS STALKING ME

 I was washing my clothes at the back of the hostel when I heard some sisters from my fellowship talking about a brother. His name is Joshua. I was in 400level when Joshua got admission into my school. We lived in the same area in Lagos and his mother had assigned me the duty of a guardian. I had to leave home before the resumption date to help him with the registration process. It was such a...

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