THE SUBSTITUTE

  Ekaette was beautiful but wanton! In the estate where she lived and served as a help for the Abioduns, she was very popular amongst drivers, stewards and male cooks as one who flagrantly distributed salacious delicacies. The okada riders hangout outside the estate was also one of her favourite haunts. Her figure was perfection, […]

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SIMON OF CYRENE

Thing is, there is no glory without the cross. Like the popular saying goes, no guts no glory! The Via Dolorosa of destinies is full of tears, sweat and blood just like the path Jesus trod on the way to his ultimate mission. However, as much as the cross is the bridge to the fulfillment […]

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THE THIEF

Their walkway was made up of stars that stretched on far beyond the horizon. Stars that were not just twinkling like diamonds in the sky but at intervals flared golden. Yet they dimmed comparatively to the ones that shined in his wife’s eyes and the ones that exploded in his mind when he kissed her. […]

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VIOLENCE

The bullet drilled through the knee cap, shattering and pulverizing sinews. Muscles, tendons, nerves and blood vessels exploded in a bloody mist. The man’s scream hauntingly echoed and re-echoed in the building but his assailant was deaf to his cries. The shooter oblivious to the injured man’s agonizing discomfort shouted into his face spraying it […]

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THE TRADE

The rope from the gallows bit into the neck of the condemned, tearing through flesh and cutting cartilage. Full of the yeast of death, the face swelled up like blue dough with tongue protruding. Then the twitching stopped. Thrashing, sweating and choking, he woke to discover it had been a nightmare. He should have just […]

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THE BODYGUARDS

Lucio downed the brand in the snifter thirstily and hurled it into the roaring fireplace where it broke into pieces. Shaking with barely controlled fury, agitation unconcealed, he paced up and down the room. He was going to get even, hit the godfather where it mattered most. The godfather had built an empire and made […]

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THE APP

Okwukwe sat in the reception surrounded by the perpetual drone that is synonymous with very busy hospitals. Now and then, a baby’s indignant cry pierced through the incessant hum of frenetically paced activities.  Though bored out of his wits, he could still not bring himself to follow the Nollywood movie that was most of the […]

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EVERLASTING DOORS 1

The bus was an island surrounded by a sea of noise. Buses, tricycles, okadas, hawkers, and beggars were all part of the cacophony that jarred his nerves. To make matters worse, Wale was squashed amongst two women and a man, all with considerable weight. The discomfort was unimaginable; a seat that should take three was […]

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