I arrived Benin City in the wee hours of the morning. The address I had led me through turns and roundabouts into a bumpy street. Ugbague Street. I noticed some ladies in skimpy clothes standing at a distance. As I dismounted the okada, they eyed me with an expression of confusion and disdain. I tugged … Continue reading Long way back home (5).
I laid on the bed and my whole life- the good, the bad and the ugly- flashed before my eyes. Paul took me to an old woman in a village. We drove about three hours before we got there. I didn't know if the old woman was a nurse, a doctor or a trained health … Continue reading Long way back home (4)
“I had to call you as soon as I got your message. Are you really sure that you are pregnant?” Paul started talking as soon as he opened the door. He was almost stammering. His loud voice turned into a faint whisper when he said the last three words. He searched the area simultaneously with … Continue reading Long way back home (3)
“I've been feeling funny. I'm afraid. I may be pregnant.” I managed to type an SMS to Paul. Tears were rolling down my cheeks. My heart was racing. Oceans of thoughts flashed through my mind. I felt hot flashes. Blood rose from the sole of my feet to the crown of my head. My tummy … Continue reading Long way back home (2)
Mama. That is what we call her. Though that name disparages everything she means to us, there isn't a better name to describe her. Mama wasn't related to any of us - not biologically - but she called us her children. We, her children, were not related by blood either, but she did a great … Continue reading Long way back home (1)
Did you play the game ‘Hide and Seek’ as a child? Of course! We might have left the game behind with childhood, but the game sure hasn't left us. As adults, we still play hide and seek, unknowingly, everyday of our lives. The important question is are you a ‘hider’ or a ‘seeker’? HIDERS 🙈 … Continue reading The Game of Hide and Seek
Wow! Wow!! I'm flabbergasted. So I moved from a hundred likes on my blog to two hundred in five days. A hundred more likes in five days is a BIG deal to me! (though I know some blogs get more than that in a day 😁). I'm gradually getting there. These milestones show me that … Continue reading 200 likes!
Kevwe paced up and down the corridor like a man whose wife was in labour. She looked at her wrist watch impatiently for the umpteenth time and let out a sigh of disgust mixed with annoyance. She mumbled some words under heavy breaths as she rubbed her forehead. Kevwe walked towards the door in the … Continue reading Expectations (a short story).
Rules 1) Mention the rules! 2) Start with one very inspiring, positive yet beautiful quote! 3) Mention the name of the creator, which is the person who has nominated you. I repeat the person who has nominated you. And so in this way, everyone will be a creator of this blog, at least once! 4) … Continue reading “Don’t hate, appreciate” award.
Sometimes, we get to a point where we are just going through the motions and not enthusiastic about living our lives. At these points, I'd say that we're just plugged into life, but not powered. So what do you do when you don't feel powered? 💪 Take time out to do what you love. Whatever … Continue reading PLUGGED but not POWERED.