Betty Tuesdays

Short Stories, prose, poetry from a young Nigerian award winning writer.

Short Story: Oyinbo

Hey beautiful people! Marilyn here. It has been a while. This one is a new story that I hope you will enjoy. See you on the other side! *** Oyin was a sensitive child. She learned to play alone without siblings or friends. She learned that she loved her mother, but that her mother did…

Short Story: Giving Her Away

Hey beautiful people! Merry Christmas! I’m so excited for this time of year. Unfortunately, my writing bone doesn’t quite understand what happiness is this time of year. Nobody deserves to read a sad story the rest of the year (except of course it’s in These Words Expose Us ;)). So because I love you, here’s…

Love in Letter

Hey beautiful people! Marilyn here. I love letters… writing them and reading them; especially handwritten letters. There is a raw honesty in emotion, I think, that is peculiar to letters. Also, for me, I find it quite an experience to read letters as a recipient (even if it was not addressed to me). Today, I’ll…