When Jane dropped from Audu’s car she headed straight to her neighbours. Emma and Tochi ran out to meet her. She hugged them with tears in her eyes,
They chorused, “Welcome, mummy Jay!”
Jane: “Thanks, boys!”
Amarachi came out too,
Jane: “Thank you,dear!”
Jake didn’t come out, maybe he was asleep or mad at her for abandoning him for a week. That was how she felt. Every day in detention, she cried with the feeling that she had failed her son. And there were […]
The strange man removed his hood, Audu couldn’t place his face. He had never seen him before. One could still see the handsomeness in the stranger’s eyes despite the bushy beards. Into Audu’s eyes he stared. Frightened Audu was thinking of how to reach for the phone to alert security.
Audu: “I ask again…who are you? And how did you get in here?”the strange man spoke with seriousness,
Strange Man: “I’ll answer your question one after the other!” he stood up pacing […]
Lizzy, Comfort’s friend was on her way to the hospital. She couldn’t drive, the news wouldn’t let her. The voice of the lady that called her still echoed in her head, “Are you Lizzy? Your friends were rushed to our hospital!” Lizzy screamed. The news had left her in distraught.
Lizzy sitting at the front of the cab,
Lizzy: “Abeg driver, do quick!” There was little traffic; the driver maneuvered his way. Her mind flew to Sarah, Israel’s Sister flipped out her […]
Felix ambulated about in the room. Restless. Bode sat with a bottle of vodka,
Felix shot Bode an astringent look,
Felix: “Re…what? Do you know we just murdered someone? A girl who was carrying my baby?”
Bode: “Leave me outta this man! I didn’t do a thing! I only helped you out. Besides none of us planned for her death!”
Felix broke down in tears,
Felix: “I’m a murderer, man! I just ended the life of a young girl who was in love with me! […]
FIVE HOURS LATER
Iya loja’s phone rang she was in the boutique checking the record book of her sales personals,
Iya Loja: “Gideon, calling Bilikisu for me!” Bilikisu showed up,
Bilikisu: “See me here, ma!”
Iya Loja: “Why is accounting not balancing here?” she pointed at a book with drawn lines. It was the sales book. Bilikisu stuttered, “Shey you ‘haff loss your foice ni? Talki!”
Bilikisu: “urhm, ehm…” she scratched her head.
Iya Loja: “ shey kraw-kraw e doing ni? Okay o! Gidi, remofing five […]
Veins strung out on the forehead of Israel, sweat like beads stood on the veins,
Israel: “what are you do…?”
Sarah who was standing in between them chimed in,
Sarah: “…Israel, give her a chance to explain, please!”
Lizzy had called and explained everything to Sarah; the truth had been revealed to her. Coincidentally she had called Comfort when she was on her way to Sarah’s,
Sarah: “Commy!” that was what she called her,
Comfort: “Yes,ma!” she increased the volume of her phone,
Sarah: “Can you come […]
They continued staring at each other. It was like a nightmare to both of them. Israel didn’t know what exactly to do, Comfort was loss for words too. The nauseous feeling had disappeared. She found herself walking towards him like with a gait of a malfunctioning robot,
Israel: “Shit!” the words shot out and he banged the door almost cracking it. With the speed of light she ran after him about to open the door of his car, she held him,
Tiana: “You can go over there and wait for him!” she pointed to a bench where visitors sat, dryly she walked over there ignoring the missed calls from her boss. It was better to ignore then get the deal done than pick up with nothing to show and get tongue lashed.
She pressed silent again as the call came in. Fury would have been emitting from her boss at that moment. Those who were around her at the office bore the […]
Jane was preparing Jake for school hiding her bruised face from her son as she bent down to buckle his shoes, he bent down to look at her face,
Jane: “Jake!!!” he moved away from her with a gory gaze, “I’m sorry baby. Come here mummy didn’t mean to scream at you,” drew him closer.
Footsteps were heard from the room. The owner seemed to be dragging them. It was Felix.
He drew the chair of the dinning to sit,
Felix: “Can’t I have […]
Jane opened the door. It was Felix, he was drunk again,
Jane: “Baby, you’re drunk again?”
He staggered almost lurching to the ground but she held him and they were supported by the hand of the chair,
Felix: “My friend would you let go of me. I want to lie on my water bed,” pointed to the chair, she held him with all her might as he struggles to be freed.
Jane: “Let’s go to the room, please!” Felix kept up with the tussle. […]
The masked men had taken Obianuju to a deserted bush land; they did not remove the nylon they had covered her head with. They tied her hands and foot with ropes, and kept her in a dark room. While she was there, she did not cry or pity herself, she sang and when she was tired of singing, she prayed. While she was praying, she dozed off. In her dream, Ohamiri appeared to her. She had a book in her […]