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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 …

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BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED- EPISODE 10

Click to read Episode 9 Femi held Tomi’s gaze. ‘Can I see you after church tomorrow, please.’ Sunday seemed a long time even though it was just the next day. Tomi wished they could go somewhere quiet to talk. She wanted to know what he’d been up to since he left Ado for Lagos. She …

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BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED- EPISODE 1.

Tomi’s heart quickened as the taxi took the corner that led into the bubbling Adewale street where her parents lived. It’d been three years since she left home. How time flies. She stared out the car window. A smile lit up her face revealing a gap tooth and dimples on her freckled cheeks. Nothing had …

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THE VALLEY OF DEBT- EPISODE 1

‘Sweetheart, I just got back from the hospital. I am pregnant.’ Jerry turned to stare at his wife, his face suddenly turning pale. ‘Did you hear what I just said?’ He looked away and gently placed his briefcase on the bed. Kike can’t be pregnant. This must be a joke. In fact, this is impossible. …

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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 …

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YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL – EPISODE 3

Click here to read Episode 2 Lola stood, watching her son asleep in a glass enclosure with drips attached to his hands and a small oxygen mask covering his small nose. She covered her face with her hands, struggling to push the tears down. God please. Lola looked around the room lined with incubators. Machines of …

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YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL- EPISODE 2

Click here to read Episode 1 Simi’s phone rang, jolting her out of sleep. She stared at the caller ID. An unfamiliar number showed on the screen. Who could be calling her at 6a.m? She hissed and pushed the phone under her pillow. The phone stopped ringing and started again. She grabbed the phone and sat …

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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 …

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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 …

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WHO WILL MARRY YOU?

I’ve not eaten any home-made meal in three days. I can’t believe it myself because I don’t play with good food. I’m the kind of girl who’ll prepare edikaikong and semo the night before a major exam. I still remember the shock on the faces of my friends when on the morning of CHM 115 …

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