Writing

ABUSE IN THE WORKPLACE

Adewale works with a company as a front desk officer and he gets shouted on almost on a daily basis. Sometimes, the boss ridicules and mocks him. It might be the colour of his shirt or even his shoes. This does not mean that he hasn’t been dressing according to the company’s policy on dressing,… Continue reading ABUSE IN THE WORKPLACE

Inspiration, Writing

What if my ex comes back?

I have an ex whom I dated on and off for eight years, it was about to end up in marriage but he pulled the disappearing act on me. I mean someone who literally tells you, “You are beautiful, intelligent, enterprising, but I don’t think you can be respectful after we marry. I don’t trust… Continue reading What if my ex comes back?

Writing

Handling Rejection

Recently, I spoke with a client I worked for in 2018. I edited his manuscript, he churned out a good story and I was impressed. I had not seen his creative work anywhere. I decided to reach out to him and that was when he told me that he didn’t publish the book like aimed… Continue reading Handling Rejection

Blogging, Writing

The bane of being a writer

To write is to share with the world your deepest desires and fantasies. To write is to be awoken at night by some stories coming together. To write is to have deep-seated reflections. To write is to sympathise and empathise. To write is to pour out yourself in a million ways. To write is to… Continue reading The bane of being a writer

Feb Writing Challenge, Writing

O’TREK

Monday 7:00 AM Kingsley stood at the bus stop. It had been over thirty minutes. The buses passing by had full passengers. He decided to move forward. The okada ban couldn't have taken effect so fast. He kept moving forward and full buses kept passing him. Should I go back to Durbar junction? I'm almost… Continue reading O’TREK

Feb Writing Challenge, Writing

The Valentine’s Gift

Amina placed her head on Saheed's laps. She was about to drift off when she heard Saheed's voice. "Baby?" "Hmm?" "What am I getting this Val?" Amina raised her head immediately and sat up in the chair. Saheed reduced the volume of the TV set, awaiting her reply. "I don't know," Amina folded her arms… Continue reading The Valentine’s Gift

Feb Writing Challenge, Short Story, Writing

Losing an Angel

Mark watched as they lowered the body into the ground. "Dust to dust, ashes to ashes..." The words of the minister drowned as he remembered all his mother represented. They were no tears this time, just a dull throbbing pain that spreads like disease through his whole body. His heart felt like they would break… Continue reading Losing an Angel

Blogging, Reviews, Writing

BOOK REVIEW : “ECLIPSE” BY NED CHINEDUM NWABUNIKE

ABOUT THIS BOOK WEST AFRICA 1967 The welter events of the civil war left an indelible mark which was visibly etched for a longer period of time in the eastern Nigeria. When the leaders of the Igbo called for a separation of the new acclaimed nation, Biafra from Nigeria; it sparked up a fire that… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW : “ECLIPSE” BY NED CHINEDUM NWABUNIKE

Blogging, Short Story, Writing

Getting a J. O. B – Part one

Rita Maxwell stepped over the rail to the other side, though it is forbidden by the government in these parts; she knew trains do not take these routes so often anymore. Her black leather slippers makes a crushing sound with the marble stones. She moved quickly to where other people were and smiled. She was… Continue reading Getting a J. O. B – Part one

Blogging, Short Story, Writing

My first Sci-Fi story

Afriverve came up with a writing challenge, it had to be an African story set in Mars. I wrote a short story titled Saving the Day. It is the first time I'll write anything of this nature. Please read and if it impresses you enough, vote for my story with the two words I Vote.… Continue reading My first Sci-Fi story