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You are with the girl you crushed on throughout your childhood. She is sitting opposite you, holding your gaze over plates of rice, chicken and ice-cream in an eatery while telling you how she eloped from her home in your neighbourhood when she was thirteen and you were the boy next door whose stare was…

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“Bless me Father, for I have sinned.”  It was troubling, the way he said it. The voice was divorced from the face. The face was young but the voice was worn, like an old man’s. He bowed by the confessional – silent. His hair was rough; like scattered knots of goat shit. On his neck…

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Inspired by truth, injected with healthy doses of humour and imagination. Sade breezed through the hot airport checks and settled at gate E63 awaiting the boarding call for her flight. She only vaguely registered the officials scattered around the airport enthusiastically wishing her a happy Sunday or asking if she had anything for them. She…

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Let me tell you about the best 24 hours of my life. It was the day I met you. I’d decided to marry you that day, six full months before I finally did propose. I was initially reluctant when Uche, my brother asked me to turn up that Friday night, and I almost didn’t go. The week…

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Hello beautiful people! I have missed you! The story I have today was written by both Betty and I. Enjoy it and let us know what you think about it on the other side? *** The women weren’t dressed for an afternoon gossiping in the heat of the kitchen. Fadeke had on her heavily-embroidered navy…

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**** You wince as you watch Bruce walk out the door. You shift the glass of red wine to your right hand and steady yourself against the bar with your left hand. Snippets of the past few minutes flash across your head. Bruce had called, he needed to talk to you immediately, he’d said. Of…

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GACY JR.  **** Dear Journal, October 24th 1976 was supposed to be a happy day. Summer had come and with it, three months away from hallways and lecture bells and girls who smiled with their jaws and dared you with their eyes. I was glad to be out of there. School had resumed a month…

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**** We see you. You intrigue us, to no end, the lot of you. From the moment you open your eyes to the world onto the moment Azaril comes to escort your soul out of it. You are a lot like us, but at the same time, we are far removed. Daily, do we give…

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Dec 6

Soltero

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Alchemist’s corner. The theme for today is – Coupling We all start thinking about it once we cross puberty. Being with someone. Hanging out. Dating. Coupling.  Finding our significant other. Marriage. This experiment is for us. Read. Enjoy. See you on the other side. ****** SOLTERO *****    **** We are…

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Nov 4

The Scream

The scream was performed right there in the darkness of the courtyard. Limbo said the thing was to scream wildly without pause. But the Cleaners were very quick. The alarm went off. The lights came on.

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I had hidden my preference in plain sight like most secret things. I’d wait two or three weeks for the initial bloom to wear off my affairs before I brought my women home, just so they’d give nothing away.

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It had taken the b*tch four years to die. But she had been patient. She always was. Oh, he gave her a little problem. But she had anticipated that, and had casually dropped the withering thumb on his bed, a silent warning of what she could do.

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I had married a prince who was just like my father, but like my father, he was a prince only in name. Eze moved his new wife into our home yesterday. My objections were met with a beating that had led me to the hospital.