I have since then fought the vilest battle against myself, holding on to everything just so I can hold my own without crawling back to her. The grief of mother’s death had now poured itself entirely on me and I had no shelter for refuge anymore.
They stepped aside as he approached Jerry still lying motionless on the ground. Chuka squatted to feel his pulse and thereafter, placed one of his palms on the other and then began to press both hands on Jerry’s chest, he would pause intermittently to send air through his mouth into jerry’s nostrils.
This was the 5th of their weekly ritual as a couple. Sometimes, they did spontaneous sex; sometimes it was a must-have, even if they both were at opposite ends of the world. Slamming into the core of her desires, one final slam got him grunting in satiation.
“There is no way in heaven or even in hell for that matter that a girl like me will ever settle for a guy like you,” she added.
“But Deba, I love you with my heart and all I’m asking from you is that you love me back with your heart. Should that not count for something?” Victor interjected, his voice almost breaking.
Go out there and be happy, you survived mistake lots of people might not have, all by yourself, and you made it. So what are you afraid of? What could be worse than getting pregnant at 18? Having no family or friends to turn to? Running away to a strange city to have a baby when you are only a child yourself? Do not allow yourself to wallow in doubt or self-pity, you are more than that.
When we give up on fighting for better governance, we give up on them. When we kill a fellow human, they learn from it. When we throw dirt around, we take their focus off a clean future. When we normalize immorality, they see it as a path to walk on.
At 5pm the next day, Chisom clad in a blue denim Jean pants, a white fitted top, and sunshades, got in her car and drove to the nice lounge in Victoria Island where they had agreed to meet.
At that moment, the cathedral’s large doors flung wide open with a resounding bang. The noise died abruptly without an echo. Everyone appeared frozen in action, like a tableau or like they were posing for the camera.
I have always thought of concerts in Lagos as a crazy affair. It always felt like every ‘Lagosian’ was in the same space at the same time. Usually as a young lawyer working an eight to eight job, five days a week in Lagos; I seldom had the strength nor time for events like this;…
It had taken almost six months but Ismaila had a big break in the case when a lady had requested to see him. She said she had recently started dating this guy and that he suddenly started acting strange, he would scream at her and speak about voices.
So I have come here before you, it has been a while since I was in church, the last time I was here was on my wedding day. You and I know why I have stayed away- Chuka. I have come here in spite of my unbelief these days, in spite of the fact that I have denounced Christianity
The house help began to jerk violently. The phone. We must call the doctor I thought. Yet I was transfixed to one spot like a statue. The other visitors and my cousin rushed into the room and screamed. Then a violent harmatan gust blew the curtain on the window.
Dave yet again turned down jobs in the United States, offers from Maple Inc, McPhillips, and others, to return home yet again, to make a huge difference. Dave not only had Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, but also numerous certification courses, all well completed. He knew he was going be hot cake in Nigeria, and he was right about that.