The two room apartment we managed to get was in one of the busy streets of Alaba where empty sachets of water and transparent nylons – both white and black – competed for spaces inside the ground like weeds fighting to outgrow roses, only that I was never able to tell which was the weed or rose.
Then there’s the diaper rash! Two days into my period and my inner thighs are beginning to chafe and my butt crack is all sweaty and uncomfortable. Alas, a normal period for me ends on Day 5, so I have to endure the nappy rash and hope for the best.
My skillful endurance and endless prayers were as futile as taking a knife to a fight with Hitler. The harder I fought, the deeper I fell in love with him and the deeper I fell, the easier I made her job. No matter how much he wanted to be away from her, he needed her to survive and the scent of her skin always chained him back to her post.
I cannot stop being myself because it is inconvenient for you. I cannot stop loving certain people because it hurts you. I can’t ‘magic’ myself to emotional stability or regrow my hymen because those things are inconvenient for you.
The fact that a person can generate a brilliant idea doesn’t mean s/he can execute it.Learn to identify the skill set of your team members, and align their roles to their skill set as close as possible.
Don’t be quick to assign tasks to people because of what they say or based on your perception of them.
There were articles that shocked me beyond belief, articles that made me cry, articles that reverberated through my soul, articles that made me want to hug the person nearest to me. The best part, INFORMATION! Yes, I honestly can say that I never needed to watch the news or even go on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media app, because it was always all right here on TNC!
Of course I had no other guy in mind. We were not dating though. I didn’t know what he had in mind because he never talked about it. Most times I just lie on my bed and get butterflies of what would be if we dated. He was everything I wanted in a man.
14 Days of Valentine
This is a series of fiction and opinion pieces themed around Valentine's Day. The stories will cover various genres ranging from action and horror to comedy and tragedy. This special promises to be funny, warm, steamy and even scary so don’t miss it. We’re pretty excited too. P.S. All resemblance to actual Yoruba demons, however uncanny, are purely coincidental and unintentional. Do not forget to share your thoughts
The thought of spending Valentine’s Day alone makes me feel really old and alone. My older friends will tell me…
I wish someone, anybody, had told me and guided me on living with intent but the persons in the position…