African Literature

Unfulfilled Promises #9 By Audrey Timms

Good evening, fam! I just want to drop a quick announcement before you read.  I will be withdrawing TM David-West’s Take Me As I Am for now, to resume it next year. I noticed there aren’t much responses to the series and I’m not too pleased about it, considering it’s such a wonderful read (you’ll be sorry you missed it). I do blame myself for the poor response, though, because I feel like I’m loading the blog with two many posts in a week. I’ll like you to follow each story and if it seems like there’s too much here for you to read, then I’ll wait until Unfulfilled Promises is over so you can concentrate on Take Me As I Am. The reason I introduce other writers here is so that you can enjoy their works and encourage them, but in the case where you neither enjoy them nor they don’t get…

Unfulfilled Promises #7 By Audrey Timms

This post is dedicated to our very own Chreez and Fransik. Best friends who share the same birthday. Wishing them the best! Oleng was surprised to see her mother’s car and another car in the compound. She groaned. Her mother had a visitor. She dragged her shirt over her tummy harder before slowly walking into the house. She wanted to quickly escape to her room but her mum called her as usual to come and greet her visitor. Oleng greeted the woman but didn’t like the way the woman stared at her. To worsen matters, her mum sent her to get the woman a bottle of malt. The woman continued to stare at her much to her distaste as she opened the drink.   She had to wait to be dismissed so she couldn’t rush out even though she felt like doing just that. She heaved a sigh of relief…

Unfulfilled Promises #6 By Audrey Timms

Previous Episodes After they made love, they just laid in each other’s arms with the sheet around them. They didn’t say anything for a while. “Ricky,” Oleng called softly. “Yes, love.” he responded softly too. “Please don’t ever forget me. Please. Please promise me we’ll always be together no matter what.” He heard the tears in her voice. He was touched. “I’ll never forget you. I promise to always be there for you. Never forget me too.” “I won’t. I promise.” “I promise too.” he affirmed and kissed her. He linked his little finger with hers and they both said like they always did whenever they made promises to each other. “These promises we’ve made to each other will never go unfulfilled.” He kissed her and continued kissing her until he heard his phone ring. It was his mum. It was time…

Unfulfilled Promises #5 By Audrey Timms

He waited outside while she did that. He kept thinking of how good she looked. When she came out and locked the door, he took her hand, kissed it and they walked to the car outside the gate where the driver was waiting for them. The gate man bade them goodbye. Eric’s parents were equally not at home. They had traveled to Lagos the previous day for a relative’s wedding. Eric had informed them about the party and had taken permission for their driver to take them to the venue even though it was in an exclusive hotel at the end of the estate since they had refused him driving until he was eighteen. His mother had refused at first. She didn’t want her son to be exposed to alcohol, hard drugs and sex which was the order of the day at such parties. It had been his dad…

Unfulfilled Promises #4 By Audrey Timms

Good evening! I have a short announcement to make before you read today’s episode. I’ll be bringing yet another series from another amazing writer of which I’m a fan *covers eyes*. Her name is TM David-West and she’ll be sharing Take Me As I Am with us here. I have read it and I recommend. So, every Wednesday and Friday, expect Take Me As I Am. Sally Eric and Oleng knew they had little time together so they spent it wisely. They were now more inseparable than ever. After school, Eric would spend some time with her before going home. Whenever he was tired of reading, he would go over to her house. They spent their weekends together. This was their normal routine except when her mother or Tessy was at home. Time flew and Eric West African Examination Council Exams began. Then it was time…

Unfulfilled Promises #3 By Audrey Timms

Oleng faced the third term with dread. It was Eric’s final term in school and the period of his exams. The second term holidays had been the best in her life because they had spent every day of it together. He had even refused going on a short break with his parents to California just to be with her. Though he longed to see his elder brother and grandmother, he hadn’t wanted to leave her all alone at home since Tessy and her mum traveled for over two weeks. That had touched her and she had wished the hols would never end but good things they say didn’t last forever, so the hols eventually came to an end. Now she was faced with the dilemma of both walking to school alone and back. She wished for the umpteenth time that they were in the same class. She would…

His Little Black Book #4

I was obsessed over my boss. If this wasn’t clear before, I am putting it out there now. In a short while, I had crossed the line from crushing on him to full obsession. I worshipped the air he breathed. I woke up every morning thinking about him. I made a customized t-shirt with his name on it. I had post-it notes where I wrote my name and added his just to see how it would look when we eventually got married. Each time I went to pick his laundry, I kept his clothes a while with me just to have his perfume fill my room. Every love song reminded me of him. Everything he did was good; even if he committed murder today, I’d probably blame the person he murdered. He was the god of my universe and I, his humble minion and lover. But you see, obsession is…

Go Getter (Go-Get-Her) #9

Good day people. Please I want to sincerely apologise for the long breaks between episodes. It has not been intentional at all. When I think I’m finally as free as a bird, I realize a tiny rope holding me down to the rod I’m tied to. These are contingencies I failed to plan for. I just wish you still catch along with the story. Enjoy this episode though…   *     *     * Just beneath the mango tree that stood in front of the fence that shielded her house were two children arguing heatedly and loudly that she could make out some of the words they spoke from where she was, which was probably a yard away. The heat of the morning sun caused her to squint her eyes and added some urgency to her movement. She didn’t bother about her gait the way she would on an ordinary day. One…

Go Getter (Go-Get-Her) #8

*     *     * Mrs Osifo, Sandy’s neighbour who had provided the car which conveyed Sandy to the hospital sat slumped on a couch in the waiting room, deep in thought. She muttered words of prayers that were only made audible in her heart, she wished they would ameliorate the fear that clouded her mind. The forlorn expression still remained on her face and her eyes were puffed up and bloodshot from lack of sleep and occasional tears. She thought back to that sunny afternoon, ten years ago when she   had entered into the sitting room to meet her only daughter in a bloody pool, the old fashioned air conditioner- which was the costliest thing in the house then- was on and it hummed noisily as it cooled the atmosphere, chilling her daughter’s blood. She had ran out of the door in pure fright and screamed the loudest she could but…

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