Silent Night

SILENT NIGHT.

This Christmas will be exactly eighteen years since my parents died. I was only four years old. If there ever was any appreciation I had for Christmas, I lost it that night. I remember it so well. It was the 25th of December 1993, a cold and dry night and we had just had dinner.…

Saving Maggie

SAVING MAGGIE: An Excerpt from DAPPLED THINGS

Culled from DAPPLED THINGS, a Fiction Novella by Iweka Kingsley This weekend is my best friend’s wedding. I am her maid of honour. We have been friends since high school. We went our separate ways immediately after school. Life blew us away from each other. The separation made us fight our battles alone. We fought…

afraid

PARCHED.

When he started towards her it was like it was in slow motion and everything went into a tight focus. When he moved his feet forward, her whole body tensed up. She could not feel anything from her chest down. Everything was focused forward, watching him progress towards her . Her vision was focused on…

Sunshine 2

LETTERS FROM SUNSHINE 1

Sunshine misses you…You take so long when you sojourn far from me…The clouds converge…The rains threaten. Thankfully, the moon smiles at me with its golden edges, reassuring me that you’ll come home again, soon. I stand in dark hallways daily, the shadows of you and me are fearful. Even in the dark, your eyes call…

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JASMINE

Jasmine? No. I am a rose or lavender lady; rose for its romantic essence, and lavender for its earthiness. I am not a jasmine lady. My husband returned unusually late from work that evening. I was excited when I heard his car come in through our gate, I had missed him so much and I…

religion

RELIGION HAS DAPPLED US.

Once upon a time, Christianity provided the official system of thought, Life and Law. And I say ‘Christianity’ for lack of a better collective term to describe the group of people who through their teachings and practices reflect the true identity of those who have been transformed by the renewing of their mind, and who…

LET GIRLS BE GIRLS AND NOT BRIDES

FOR HALIMA’S SAKE…

He said her ‘cocoyams’ were ripe. That was all the reason he needed to approach Halima’s father to ask for her hand in marriage. The smile on Adamu’s face was disgusting and not because it was hard deciphering how much of his teeth his lips covered for they were of like shade and colour. Worse…

DiaryOfAProdigalWriter

DIARY OF A PRODIGAL WRITER

I have been away from here for quite a while; maybe it’s because I’ve been working on publishing my first book…hmmm, how convenient. I have recently tagged myself the ‘Prodigal Writer’. In all honesty, I think I’ve just really become a bit lazy. It’s not the type of lazy that stinks of complacency, no; it…

Snap!

SNAP JUDGEMENTS: WHY FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT

The human brain uses two very different strategies to make sense of situations. One is the conscious strategy. This strategy is logical and definitive, and it is familiar. But it is also slow and often requires a lot of information. The second strategy is quicker. The brain reaches conclusions without immediately telling us that it…