THE BOY AT THE SHED

Theo felt his wife’s hand rest on his shoulder as she dropped a cup of coffee on his working table. Elizabeth smelled of vanilla today, he liked it. He also noticed her movement was hesitant, something was bothering her. “What’s the matter?” When Theo heard Elizabeth sit and sigh heavily, he braced himself for whatever was…

Beguiled: an Adam & Eve Retelling

In Eden…  Among the lush landscape and carefree animals lurked a dark being. Like a hawk, he watched and waited, careful not to make a mess of his second plan.  As his sharp eyes scanned the garden, he caught sight of the object of his search. Coiled on a tree, was the serpent. It’s silver…

The Escape

It always starts with a decision. Whether something turns out good or bad, choices are always involved. If Sandra knew what lay ahead, she would have chased Mark out of her life with a flaming koboko. But she wasn’t psychic, she didn’t know the festival would lead to something so…traumatic. (This story is based on…

Baptism by Broom and Pepper.

Ronke yelled as she felt the broom come in contact with her back and arms. “I don’t know him-“ her plea was cut short by another assault across her belly. She rolled herself into a ball in a weak effort to shield herself from her aunt’s attack. “I swear to god, I’ll beat the ashewo…

The Parrot’s Egg

Oyo Empire, Western Africa. 1650 All members of the Supreme Council of the Oyo Mesi and Ogboni fraternity were present. They sat on wooden stools that lined the walls of the throne room and they carried an air of impending doom about them. Ayibi sat, relaxed in his throne, looking unruffled by the grave gathering. His expression…