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Biyankavitch #5

“You must be losing your mind, Vicky.” The anger in Idris’ voice was something old and rancorous. It came from a place of disremembered memories. Victoria found his eyes burning into her when she looked into the mirror. He had a manner of expressing his anger in calm. It took a lot to get a fiery reaction from him. Inside he could be frothing with venom while he left a smile on his face. This character had made him a dangerous man to toy with in the past. He always struck his enemies with the same hands he used in feeding them. Victoria kept her stare in the mirror. It was neither cheeky nor welcoming. She denied him the pleasure of a reaction as she engaged herself in her nightly routine of warm coconut oil body massage. He had just returned home. It was almost midnight and she wasn’t sure…

Biyankavitch #12

This is one looong episode to make up for being AWOL. Drop a comment and tell me what you think. Dinner, he said, but he also asked me to have breakfast with him. Asked to share his bed. It was a welcome distraction from the heaviness that clamped my chest. My mood was glum after the debriefing I had with Lanre and the boss at the home office. As I had anticipated, they took me off the Kashimu case. “In light of your weekly reports, we have found nothing that indicates progress is being made by you,” my wobbly-bellied boss said. Sitting beside Lanre who was fit, young and fresh, the man looked like he was there as a vivid illustration of how one specimen can be the opposite of the other. In the office, we called this fat specimen Director Pam. “We hereby, withdraw you from the case.”…

Dear High Mistress #4

Please, if you are using opera mini to view this, either clear your entire cache or switch to a better browser like Google Chrome. I have been getting complaints from some of you about not being able to read everything. Unfortunately, I can’t fix the problem if I don’t know what it is because I don’t experience it on my end. My phone browser and Google Chrome work just fine. On my laptop, my Google Chrome, Firefox and Explorer work fine as well. Same on my husband’s phone. So it’s not from my site but from your browsers. Switch it or clear your cache. And you can apply this fix for any browsing issues you have anywhere else. Read previous episodes of Dear High Mistress It was hard to accept that Mark was gone. Harder to stare at him as he lay in state as if he was having…

The Chronicles Of An Adopted Child #8 – Semione Abi

CALEB Marie woke up feeling like something was wrong somewhere. Apart from the fact that her parents have been apart for sometimes, which they termed ‘taking a little break’ she still felt something was wrong somewhere. She went to school and everything was normal. “I have this feeling that something is going to happen today” she said to her friends. “Something good or bad” Lilly asked “It’s a bad omen” she replied “It’s just the same way I felt the day my parents decided to take a break” she added “Or maybe they’re planning to divorce” Louise said “Are you crazy? Don’t say a thing like that” Lilly scolded “her parents are not divorcing. Something else might be wrong somewhere, or maybe it’s just a feeling and nothing else” “Come on girls, let’s go inside. Whatever it is, it’ll reveal itself sooner or later” Marie said The three got into…

The Chronicles Of An Adopted Child #7 – Semione Abi

THE FRIEND WHO CAME REVEALING ‘PART 2’   “YOU DID WHAT?” Tom’s voice came out loud and filled with anger “YOU DID WHAT?” it came out again, this time, like that of a hungry lion. You slept with Alex? Like Alex, Alex Mansaray? ********** THE FREETOWN TRIP Alex Mansaray is Tricia’s cousin whose mum happens to come from Sierra Leone. He grew up and attended the same high school as Tricia and Celina, but went back to Freetown after their high school. Throughout their high school days, Alex had a huge crush on Celina, which grew to love. He loved her, but she only told him she liked him as a friend and a cousin to her bestie, Tricia, but not love. Alex started asking Celina out in their ninth grade, and didn’t stop begging her to give her a chance until the day he went back to Freetown, after…

The Chronicles Of An Adopted Child #6 – Semione Abi

THE FRIEND WHO CAME REVEALING   There she stood, like an army prepared for combat, shinny like the sun preparing to augment, glittery like a stone that was picked deep beneath the ocean, dressed like a luminary on a red carpet, and all he could hear himself say was ‘Damn, she is fine’. He walked up to her and words couldn’t find its way out, as he drew closer, he got more scared, and wished he could have the moment for life, that moment that he had the opportunity to see the only angel there is on earth. The closer he approached, the farther she seemed. But he didn’t give up, he kept going. He kept thinking of the right words to use when he eventually gets a glimpse of her face. “Are you serious right now, Celina Williams? Are you kidding me, why are you dressed like you’re going…

The Chronicles Of An Adopted Child #5 – Semione Abi

CALEB! WHAT’S HE UP TO? Marie stood there dumfounded as Caleb said ‘Hello’ to her verbally, instead of his normal ‘punches’ that signifies an “hello” “What just happened?” Louise asked Marie, surprised! “What happened? I’m as dumfounded as you right now, I have no idea what just happened” Marie replied Marie usually comes to school with the knowledge that she’ll either receive a punch, a slap on her back or she’d have her water bottle rolling on the floor, by Caleb. She was only ‘five’ when Caleb started bullying her, they had transferred from their class to the other after school resumed for the new session and found Caleb there, because he repeated the class and since then they became classmates. No one has an idea why Caleb picks on Marie, though just few people know about it. Questions have arose from the few people that know about it, and…

The Chronicles Of An Adopted Child #3 – Semione Abi

THE AUNT WHO CAME VISITING “Tell us the answer for crying out loud” Tom gestured at the game going on the TV “Come on honey, it will be less fun if they just jump straight to tell us the answer” Celina said, “it’s more fun when there’s suspense” she added “The answer will still come out anyways, so why would they stress minds by adding suspense” “It’s the fun of it daddy” Marie said from the dining table “And what my little doe doing in the living room, have you finished your homework?”  Tom said turning in the direction of Marie “Yes daddy, like 15minutes ago. You know I cannot miss watching this game, I need to be able to talk about it too when my friends are talking in school.” “You little thing, come sit with mummy” Celina said “Mum” Marie said as she sat down “will you still…

Secrets #5

A few hours later, in her grandmother’s living room, she wiped the tears that ran down her face, with the back of her left hand. With her right, she picked up the piece of paper on her laps and continued reading. The way he asked me how you were, anytime I came back home, from a visit to you, told me more than you ever wanted to. You may never have talked about it, but I knew he was the one. A teardrop fell on the paper. Trust me, my darling. It will be alright. Your father… She stopped reading, as memories of a night, five years ago, came rushing in. “How could you have been so stupid, Bunmi?” “Daddy, I…” She put her face in her hands and started crying. “Niyi, calm down, please.” “Calm down, Sade?” He spread his arms upwards and shook his head. “Calm down, she…

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