Victor Daniel is a Nigerian student of Law and a writer who specialises in short stories and creative nonfiction. His short stories have been published in African literary journals such as The Kalahari Review, African Writer, Brittle Paper and so on. His nonfiction piece has also been published in the Afro Creative Nonfiction Anthology 'Selves'.
Soon there were five of them inside the living room, masked and armed for the loot. We were all on our bellies, being stomped upon by heavy boots and our buttocks slapped with the flat end of heavy machetes.
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.