Dope or Nope

[Addiction is a party many of us don’t want to be in, but end up going anyway. Temi wandered to the table, unsure of how he even got to this depressing party in the first place. He watched his fingers curl around the neck of a bottle, one of many ‘poisons.’ His eyes caught sight…

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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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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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