African Literature

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…

Go Getter (Go-Get-Her) #7

Previous Episodes *     *     * The surrounding was as calm as always and it didn’t cease to give her the creeps. She’d been to this place many times, yet she could not get over the feeling. The fact that it stood alone in seclusion gave it all the horror movie feel that was needed to cause a chill to run down her spine. A gust of wind swayed the trees to the left, a small pine tree bent so low that the tip almost touched the grass.   It would break, snap like dry bones, bones of the dead, your sister’s bones… and bone dust would escape into the air and things would come back to life, dead things and a bird would cry out, a black crow and…   A bird cawed, it was a crow. It flew away from the cover of a tree and circled the air.…

Secrets #10

Morning everyone!  Happy weekend and Happy New Month. I bring you the end of Secrets and I know you guys enjoyed it. A big thank you to Olaedo for sharing. I, we really do appreciate it and we hope you come back again. Fish Brain Vows (17) comes up by 8pm. For those waiting for the newsletter, you’ll get it by 9pm. Enjoy today’s episode. Click to read previous episodes of Secrets As soon as she felt the top of her dress getting loose, Bunmi clutched the neckline of her dress with both hands, preventing it from slipping down. When she felt his breath on her back, she gasped, as sudden warmth coursed through her and said slowly, “I need to get out of this.” He moved even closer and kissed her left shoulder. “Yeah.” She closed her eyes and leaned into him. He wrapped his arms around her…

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