Esosa II

Have you read Esosa I? You can read the first installation here. The new term couldn’t have come at a worse time for Esosa. She had never really liked school. The endless truckloads of homework, the snobby girls who always chewed gum and walked around with tight pinafores, struggling to breathe, the seniors who just…

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OUR GRANDMOTHER

I check my watch and see the time is already 5:30pm. What a day this has been. I’m trying to shake off the scraping sounds the coffin made, as it was swallowed by the earth’s open mouth, early that morning. Even with the loud Bini music coming from the speakers, the children running around, and…

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FREEDOM

You have never liked the way Lagos drivers cut lanes, make dangerous turns or speed through curves. The old lady sitting in front of you, seems to hate it too, and she’s a lot more vocal than you, complaining about how the bus driver has been over-speeding, like he has a spare life somewhere in…

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ESOSA

What happens when a ship gets disconnected from its anchor? It drifts wherever the wind and tides decide to take it. Life tugged violently at the chains of Esosa’s anchor one cold Wednesday morning after she had gotten up early, to do her chores and get ready, so she could see her sister in the…

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Sister Mercy: Part 2

To read the first installment of this story, click here. “Um excuse me,” she said, “can I talk to you?” Caleb nodded and faced her, wondering what she had to say. “I’m sorry if this is awkward, you just look very familiar.” He wanted to tell her she also looked familiar, and that she was…

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SISTER MERCY

“We walk, to freedom. What we see right now, we’ll never see again. . .” The worship minister sang with his eyes closed, raising one hand. Caleb sat and looked around, not really sure what to do. He had never been a fan of Christian music, they all sounded too generic and unoriginal for him….

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WALL OF DOUBT

I watched with my heart heavy as my son wallowed in self pity. My ever capable hands itched for action but all he did was fall into depression. It was never meant to be so. The trials were supposed to help him grow. But he let himself get the wrong idea and assumed I no…

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