Fighting temptations

The bedside clock read 4:30am. It was always at the same time, every day for the last two weeks, the same dream. She was trembling, from restrained emotions, and the sheer force of will it took to stop herself from dwelling on thoughts of him. It was a feat that was impossible. She could see…

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The Mating Dance

I finally acknowledge to myself the truth as I carefully select my underwear. The secret to feeling good is to feel comfy in one’s underwear. I reach in the drawer for my favorite boxer shorts but let my hand hang over it. ‘You don’t have to overdo it na’ I say to myself. It is…

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Wedding Scandal

  Silence reigned. The clock struck eleven o’clock. A child dropped a spoon, the sound reverberating throughout the cathedral. Seun stared wide-eyed at the man walking down the aisle towards the altar. She was feeling hot and dizzy and it was a miracle she was still standing. This was every bride’s nightmare. Tade looked flummoxed….

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The Visitor

It was the creaking of the door that woke me. My room is dark but moonlight streaks in through the open window, and I see a shadow move towards me. I am not afraid, I know who it is. In fact, I have been half expecting him. This is his third time of coming into…

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Butterflies

Simi’s “Tiff” is playing softly in his mind as he stares at the TV. The wall clock reads 10:05pm, and the re-run of the Nigeria- Cameroun international friendly match is on. He thinks of her; of sending her a message on BBM. “Hi baby” that is the opening line he thinks to use. I want…

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