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?

Short Story

NANA (Part 5)

I stood from my sitting position and looked into the streets from the window.You have to do something Omoh, you have to do something. You have to do something. I couldn’t stop myself from repeating the words over and over again.I rushed out to the bathroom outside the house, took my bath in a hurry… Continue reading NANA (Part 5)

Short Story

NANA (Part 2)

NanaThe air inside that room was oppressive, it was better to sit outside and watch the small house that had been our home for many years.A year ago, Nana left the house after a heated argument with my mother. I remember how mother had been mentioning the sterling qualities of Priests and Nuns who visited… Continue reading NANA (Part 2)

Short Story

NANA… A short story

NANA “How can a mother fervently wish her daughter to join the convent and take upon her the sacred oath of chastity and celibacy? What?! Is her daughter a sacrificial lamb to her own God? What happened to her at age 22 when she was jumping from dark corners to meet father? Or do you… Continue reading NANA… A short story

poetry

Timelines

Five Our front teeth missing We built sandcastles Watched in delight as the waves Smashed it in pieces. Ten We were conscious of our bodies No longer would we bath outside. We would cry if one called us his wife. We began to hear of rape and violence We wonder if it will ever get… Continue reading Timelines

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, Reality

THE “SPECIAL PACKAGE”

Two days ago, I wrote the post you are about to read on Facebook. It's something happening in Nigeria right now. I didn't think about sharing it with my international audience but last night, a friend said "You express good reasoning through writing and you're a world changer in your own way." This made me… Continue reading THE “SPECIAL PACKAGE”

poetry

Excuses

She didn't mean it,It was just a fling.He slapped her,It was the devil's handiwork.She mocked her friend,It was only concern.He ignored her calls for days,Work was exhausting.It was easy to hideBehind the excuses.She knew;He knew.But it was easier to hideThan let everythingFall apart.©2020 Booky Glover Booky's Poetry

Blogging, Reality

Book Collector

I am a book collector. I don't know if there's another name for people like me. Some time ago, I discovered I love reading to the extent that I panic when I discover I have no new books.I came across the word abibliophobia - the fear of running out of books. I have this phobia.… Continue reading Book Collector