THE BROTHER

A horrified scream tore through Dele’s lips as the hammer hit the nail, driving it through his wrist. Sweat mixed with tears rolled down his chin as blood poured from the wound. “W-why are you doing this?” His question came as a plea, his voice scratchy from all his screaming.   “Why am I doing…

SACRIFICE

SACRIFICE …all “good” things come to the desperate… Somewhere in West Africa 1679 “It’s a girl,” the midwife mumbled in a raspy voice. She was a short woman with a bent back, and withered skin much like dates—shrivelled and brown. Nneka smiled a little then turned her face away. She wasn’t sad, but at the same…

SEVEN

Jerusalem 38 A.D. Demas drummed stubby fingers on the polished table surface, all the while enjoying the distraught look of the woman sitting opposite him. She reminded him of a mouse-small features, sharp dirty face, and piss poor. “I do not know what to do. He hasn’t spoken or eaten in days. The other day-”…

They Are Riling Us Up, Yet We Do Nothing

Here’s President Buhari not-so-shocking statement on Nigerian youths at the Commonwealth Conference at London.  “More than 60 percent of the population is below 30, a lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil producing country, therefore, they should sit and do nothing, and get housing, healthcare, education…

Jezebel

874 BC, Samaria It was just past midnight, the moon was absent, not even a crescent sliced the dark sky. The streets of Samaria were as silent as a crypt, but a fevered whisper broke through. Kallath medem. Olivine’s small bare feet tapped lightly on the cool ground as she drew closer to the sound. By…

What’s in My Pants?

“Lord, if you help me get past that dining hall door, I will stop fantasizing about Cynthia.” Henry prayed under his breath. Henry had a painful crush on Cynthia. She was a class ahead of him, with the face of an angel, and a figure dreams were made of. He knew God disapproved of fantasizing…