‘I will leave this man when we return from visiting his family’. I made this decision as my husband drove us along Ozumba Mbadiwe to his father’smansion in Lekki that humid Friday evening. The journey from our home in Surulere hadbeen sluggish due to the expected Lagos traffic hold-up, but it looked like we wouldarrive... Continue Reading →
#Repost Series: Short Story-Bridal Shower
Short Story: Bridal Shower. ‘Did you hear what I said?’ Asandia ignored me as she continued to reapply her lipstick, staring intently at her reflection in the mirror. Her sleek ponytail emphasized her slanted eyes, and her halter-neck floaty dress suited her dark complexion. ‘Asandia’ I started to speak again but she shushed me. ‘I... Continue Reading →
#Repost Series: Short Story-Airport.
I have never liked airports. I don’t mind flying because I am able to fall asleep on even the shortest flights,but I generally loathe airports with their queues and the touts and the neverending wait for your luggage… And now this gut-wrenching disappointment. I adjusted the phone which I cradled between my left shoulder and... Continue Reading →
#Repost Series: Short Story: Baby Fever.
Emotan did not like her Father very much.He was loud, brash and petulant, only showing more than a perfunctory interest in her when she brought home good grades from school; what he called the ‘fruits of his labour’.Emotan’s mother was a beautiful paradox: outspoken in one breath, and her Father’s pushover in the next breath.Emotan... Continue Reading →
My 4 Books!
Hey Everyone! This is just a reminder that I have written 4 books since I began this writing journey in 2015:-Looking for myself and my phone charger (a poetry collection).-Walking on eggshells (a short story collection).-Dirt in the dust (a novel).-Colour me Coral (a novel). They are available on Amazon and Okada Books. As you... Continue Reading →
Currently reading: Sycamore Row by John Grisham
Currently reading: Sycamore Row by John Grisham. A wealthy and reclusive man has killed himself. His two children who never really liked him (and whom he never liked either) believe that they are going to inherit his fortune but it turns out that he cut them off completely and left his wealth to an unexpected... Continue Reading →
Short Story: I See You.
The program was yet to commence. I was early. I sat at the back near the entrance of the Church. At the far end of my pew sat a good-looking young couple, dressed in matching navy blue Ankara outfits. The lady looked at me with a narrowed gaze, and rested her limp arm around her... Continue Reading →
I love books: ‘Goldfish have no hiding place’ by James Hadley Chase.
I recently spotted this book by James Hadley Chase at Spine and label bookshop. I remember reading some of his books when I was younger and I was curious to know if I would still enjoy his writing (I'm two pages in and already hooked). If you enjoy books about Crime, misadventures, people getting themselves... Continue Reading →
I Love Books: The man who didn’t call.
This book's title intrigued me enough to buy it, but my expectations were low. The first few chapters were okay until BOOM I was hit in the face with a plot twist, and then like 3 plot twists inside the main one. It's a stressful but interesting read. Ivie ×
I love books: ‘The woman who stole my life’ by Marian Keyes.
This book. 'The woman who stole my life' by Marian Keyes. It sent me on a very stressful journey that I didn't care for. One minute, I wanted to throw the book against the wall in frustration, the next minute I was reading it veryyyyy veryyyy slowly so I wouldn't finish it too quickly. This... Continue Reading →