LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT


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LIANNA AND JONES (DADDY’s LITTLE GIRL)


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Every relationship has many facets: the obvious, the non-obvious and the never to be obvious. Confused? Take a deep breath, grab a bite (preferably; a Dagwood sandwich), and then enjoy …

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CUPID AND SAM INC. Part 4


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It was very early on Saturday. Chief was awake, “it’s a brown new day,” he sang like a chirping bird, walking around his room aimlessly, whistling and smiling sheepishly. It’s …

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CUPID AND SAM INC. Part 3


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Chief had a delicious sleep for the first time in many months. Technically, sleep should not be qualified with such a term because It is not Nigerian jollof-rice. I know …

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CUPID AND SAM INC. Part 2


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Chief was non-malleable this day. Just like he had been most of his life.  Eyes squinted, and his face ruffled. Even the new millennium haircut did not look so nice on him …

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CUPID AND SAM INC. part 1


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His lovely slim tie was placed neatly beside his well-starched and ironed white cotton shirt. It wasn’t one of those white shirts that were on the borderline, closer to brown …

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A DAY WITH CARLA CARLSON


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A Day With Carla Carlson
The little girl sat just a few feet away from me. A crease on her face, her eyes swollen; looking like she had deprived them of …

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 8


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Akin had great pleasure breaking the news to me as we sat in the car headed back to central Abuja city. It felt like an ice-box had replaced my heart. …

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 7


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Akin was stunned. It was hard to believe the gravity of his mistake. Never had he been that careless, not in many years of scheming. “It’s Fred’s fault,” he …

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 4


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“Would you say a prayer before we eat?” Chyoma urged Akin, who was sitting opposite her. The time was 6:00 pm, their meeting was later than they had scheduled because …

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 3


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Sunday mornings were always exciting for me. I liked church a lot, and as was my custom, I tried to always be in the building at least 10 minutes before …

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 2


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It was time to leave Grand square, we all got into Chioma’s Bentley (flying Spur, 2014 model). It had tinted glasses, and the interior was custom-made in Italy. It was …

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MEMOIRS OF A BROKEN HEART 1


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It had been 4 years since they had been separated as little kids, but on reuniting, they were up to their usual shenanigans. In comparison to their mother, I …

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MR & MRS


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Sometimes, walking away seems easier than staying back and getting hurt. “But hurt me all you can, I’ll stay with you because I love you”. I heard love is patient and …

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FRANCES


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FRANCES
“Sweetheart, you will find a man who is worthy of you. I didn’t invest this much in you, to give you off to some riffraff. You deserve more”. I think …

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THE DANCE


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All you wanted was a rose
So I scampered all over the earth
I wouldn’t let Kilimanjaro’s height scare me
Neither the length of Thames
 
My feet hurts from the scorching sands of the …

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AURORA


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If we held hands
Would there be chemistry?
Would I understand why Oxygen needs two molecules of
Hydrogen to become water?
Or why Sodium reacts with Chloride to liven up my pot of
soup?

If I …

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JOHN HAY, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN


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It was her turn to take the vow, she slid her hand forward and took his. Looking into his eyes, she recited the lovely vow she had written for him:
“I’ll …

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DORIS


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Love used to live on hope street,
But she moved away.

Now the days are long
And the nights even longer.

So, I moved into her house on hope street,
Just to remember her once …

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TALES FROM GRANDMA


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“I would tell you both a bedtime story, only if you both promise to be good,” Granny said, having a lightning of affection flash in her eyes.
Ada and Obinna, just …

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TIME


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Days Hours Minutes Seconds
I’ve loved you since it was a quarter past 6, 
That would be five years ago on July, the 6th. 
Like time, which cannot be seen, 
In my eyes you …

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CITY OF LIGHTS


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city of lights
Come with me to the city of lights
It’s inhabitants would love to meet you
If they see me coming with you.
Let’s dance by the river of life
The fishes would …

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