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AYANFE (BELOVED)- EPISODE 8

Read Episode 7  Philip folded the last of his clothes into a black box and shut it. He had made up his mind. Kingdom Christian Centre was not his church. They’d been instrumental in bringing him to Christ but his time there was up. He pulled the box out of the room just as Seun came home from work. Seun looked at him, surprised. “What’s going on here?’ Philip’s heart dampened at the look of...

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...

AYANFE (BELOVED) EPISODE 2

Read Episode 1 Ibidun glanced at her wristwatch. 7.30pm. She’d been talking with Silas for three hours. How did time run so quickly? Her heart fell when she remembered bible study was already two hours gone. What excuse would she give Pastor Mayowa for not showing up in church? Her Pastor was probably rounding up service and he’d have noticed her absence. What was she going to say? ‘Are you okay...

HOLD MY HAND- EPISODE 7

‘Charles, I want my money now!’ Charles had never seen his best friend in a fit of rage. Shola had barged into his house, shouting at the top of his voice and demanding for his money. Why won’t his friend be patient with him? Shola knew he didn’t have a job yet. His wife just got out of the hospital barely a week ago. He had emptied his account to pay the hospital bills. ‘Shola, I’ll give you...

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...

HOLD MY HAND- EPISODE 8

Read Episode 1  Ebun passed a clean white handkerchief to her sister. Funmi had stopped crying. ‘You need time alone. Just put yourself together and let God guide your thinking process. I’ll be in the living room.’ Funmi nodded and blew her nose into the handkerchief. When Ebun moved towards the door, Funmi ran after her. Ebun turned swiftly, worried. ‘What’s the matter?’ Funmi looked terrified...

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...

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...

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 changed. Mama Barakat still had her shop beside the barbing salon. As small as that shop was...

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. His wife left the entrance and came to stand in front of him. He refused to look at her face. What he...

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