Obedient Wife
Fiction

Obedient Wife

“Go ask your mother for the money, after all she has a job ehn!!!”  My heart tighten in my chest as I hear my husband snap at our daughter, in reply to her request for the money to buy the book they were asked to get at school. I’m sure even a stranger overhearing his … Continue reading

Flashback! 
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Flashback! 

“Madam, left or right?”  The taxi driver’s question jolts me out of my reverie. Since I directed the taxi to bring me here – instead of the hotel where I’m supposed to be packing for an evening flight – I’ve been engrossed with thoughts of the past mingled with thoughts of how I would be … Continue reading

#SpeakUpNow! 
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#SpeakUpNow! 

“Someone is crying outside.” I inform father, and head for the main door. My heart leaps and races with several thoughts as to why a girl would be crying so loudly at 11 p.m.  “God. Let it not be that she was raped.”  With questions lodged in my throat, I stare at the sobbing girl … Continue reading

Nkechi!
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Nkechi!

“Nkechi. Bia, it’s like you don’t know how serious I am.  I’m serious o. I like you very much and I want you to be my girl.” Nkechi twisted her fingers together, looking everywhere but at Chukwudi. She smiled sheepishly and swayed from left to right like a tree caught in a gentle harmattan breeze. … Continue reading

Burst Balls.
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Burst Balls.

I was sitting on the floor watching Mr. Ibu make a fool of himself, when uncle asked me to come sit on the bed next to him. “I’m fine here Uncle” I replied. “Is your bumbum not paining you? Come and sit here where you’ll be more comfortable.” he repeated, patting the space next to … Continue reading