We were in a hurry to get to church on Sunday. My husband was hurriedly taking the children to the children's church when he bumped into one of the Sunday school teachers. Due to her age and size, she was taking her time to climb up the stairs. “Don't worry about me. Run along!” she … Continue reading Life on layby
I was casually browsing through Instagram on Sunday and came across a poetry contest which was supposed to end the next day. What was required was for contestants to write a poem of twelve lines in celebration of Africa day. The poem was to centre around the theme “Africa: our sound, our colour and our … Continue reading How do you handle challenges?
Some days ago, after my children came back from school, I left my five-year old daughter alone to do her homework (she likes her privacy. Lol) and was attending to her younger sister. By the time I came back to check on her, she had abandoned her homework half way and was busy drawing something … Continue reading SEEING IS BECOMING!
“Stop! What is wrong with you Tobe? Stop! You will kill him! Tobe, stop! Stop! Don't kill your son, please.” Temi cried in the midst of the commotion. “Son? This bastard is not my son. How can he be my son.” Tobe strangled Nkem even more. “Stop! Please stop! Stop! He's our son!” Tobe loosened … Continue reading LOVE CHILD (Part 8)
“What a pleasant surprise!” Temi stepped out and hugged Tobe. “Indeed! Indeed, Temi” Tobe was smiling from ear to ear “I was actually looking for someone who lives in this neighborhood but I'm very excited to have stumbled upon you. It's been a very very very long time.” “Yes. A long time indeed! The last … Continue reading LOVE CHILD (Part 7)
“I said I need to see that idiot called Nkem!” Mma's father banged his fist hard on the receptionist’s desk. He was furious and could not contain his anger. “Oga, please keep your voice down! If you don't show some courtesy, I will call on the security guard to bundle you out of here. This … Continue reading LOVE CHILD (Part 6)
Mma started experiencing severe cramping and bleeding. She was glad that her menstrual flow had come back after almost twelve weeks. She had been counting because she feared that she had gotten pregnant. Mma came back from work after a stressful day. She was still having the cramps and was worried that her period was … Continue reading LOVE CHILD (Part 5)
Mma became very withdrawn. She often buried herself in her thoughts. She felt so dirty and prayed constantly to God for forgiveness. She cried all day, her heart felt heavy and she suffered from a guilty conscience. She wished that she could do penance for her waywardness and take away all the guilty feelings. Mma … Continue reading LOVE CHILD (Part 4)
Mma had never judged Nkem and she never thought, for once, that her parents would. She loved him so much but her parents were forcing her hands. She had to make a critical decision between yielding to her parent's will and following her heart. “I'm so sorry but I don't think my parents will ever … Continue reading LOVE CHILD (Part 3)
Nkem, as well as, Mma and her family worshiped at the same church. Nkem worked for a real estate company. He was usually withdrawn and didn't have many friends. He kept away from anything that would bring him to the spotlight because of the news that was making the rounds. Nkem was raised solely by … Continue reading Love Child (Part two)