Never Her Fault

She blamed herself for what happened. She allowed the vain tongues of society to diminish her worth. Her scar was continually bruised to bleed freshly, She hated her humanity so much her womanhood became her curse. No one believed her story, so she began to crucify herself,   'I shouldn't have had much drink' 'My dress was too short' 'I…

I am Thunder

How did I know the thunder was inevitable? Because lightning struck twice on the same spot where I was bruised. Guess what? I was still healing; storming through life quietly, hoping I'd find some luck. Some days optimistic, other days defeated to the soul. The pain was like a cluster in my heart, made me live in fear. I wanted…

Green hostel 2 -1

SADIST: Life was no longer the same in Green Hostel after Kunle’s demise. Okoro beat himself up about it for weeks. On certain days, he’d sit alone at night and drown his soul in cheap whiskey. He said and did little, and the only constant factor about him remained his expression of words in Pidgin English. On other days, he…

THE QUIET STORM

"What's the deadliest thing/situation you have survived?" She asked. "If you can survive that, then you can survive about anything. I mean you're invincible, and you are strong enough to make it on your own." Those where her words to me. I wondered how a thirteen year old could muster such strength with her tiny voice. I was later told…

Green Hostel 10

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 MAGARET: My life stopped the first time I pulled the trigger. I became a murderer at 15. It was my uncle, Sly. He raped me every day since my parents died in car accident. Life is unfair but rape was fair enough…

Green Hostel 9

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 MAGARET: Let me restate the fact that the biggest regret of my life was that Kunle met his death through me. Them say every good thing must come to an end. No be me write am, naso he dey for bible. I am still…

Green Hostel 8

Download Echoes of My Journey HERE Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 SADIST: I was nervous for Tola. I couldn’t imagine any harm coming to the poor girl and I absolutely didn’t care if it was time for me to fall. I was aware of my metaphysical fortification but I wasn’t sure…

Bullet to the heart

What do you do when all you live for is gone? My name is Johnson and today may be the last day of my life. If it is, then it is the on becoming of a widow. The misfortune that got me here is that there will be no child to miss me. I killed someone. I put a shotgun…

DILA 4

Dila 1 Dila 2 Dila 3 Dila packed her scattered braids together with her left hand and held them with a rubber band she picked from my desk. She smiled at me in a ‘you know nothing’ manner. She took the yoga position as she continued, “I met Gloria on my first day on campus. I was on the lookout…

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