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From Home To Rendezvous #3

October 2010 (Three Years Ago) Martha had just arrived in Lagos. She went to the club which would eventually become her place of work although she did not know it yet. She had arrived a day ago into the hands of her new guardian, Sophia. When she arrived, Sophia had peered at her for long and nodded her head, a smile spread on her bedizened face, which Martha believed had ruined her beauty. It was many months later that Martha would know that the simple nod was an acknowledgement that she would succeed in the ‘business.’ She was at home on the first day while Sophia went to work. She didn’t ask where she worked. Visitors, as she had learned, do not ask many questions. Sophia would tell her when the time was appropriate. So she sat at home on the leather settee, her shoes removed so as not to…

Family Secrets (Finale) By Kycee Q

Four weeks ago It was already 10:13am by the time Rhoda arrived at the Megacare Hospital in Asaba. Finding her way to her mother-in-law’s hospital room had proved somewhat difficult because there was no one at the reception to point her to the right direction and she wanted to be home before Odafe returned from work. It had taken her almost an hour via flight to get from Lagos to Asaba, about fifteen minutes to find a cab to the hospital and then there was this bloody traffic on the highway, she cursed as she stopped once again to read the directions to the emergency ward. I have to be home before 7:00pm, she insisted increasing her strides down the hall. Frankly, she was scared and extremely anxious about her meeting with her mother-in-law. When she had received the message insisting she came for the visit without her husband, several demeaning thoughts…

Family Secrets #8 By Kycee Q

The eulogists “Acnes, did you guys do what I asked? Did you call that our mystery customer because I need money badly? Ejiafe asked his friend Acnes who was wearing big transparent glasses that were wide enough to fit a person’s arm. “Of course na,. You no trust your boys again. See, Chairman na we need money pass you. You suppose know na” Acnes laughed jolting Ejiafe by the side. “Chairman, he said he would come with his guys to come pick up the goods tonight” Spider added. He had been playing games with his phone and on his thighs, was rested a red face cap he had worn earlier. The priest had insisted he took it off before entering the church. “All these holier than thou priests sef”, he had lamented to his friends. “Ehen? That’s good. That means we will get our cash today” Ejaife answered relieved “I…

Family Secrets #7 By Kycee Q

The Pregnant wife Captain Efetobo thrust the photo face-down on the shelf and then walked into the bathroom. Those were the good old days, he scolded himself as crossed the slippery room and hung his towel. He has to always remember that. For your own good, fool. Turning on the water, the fragrance of his wife’s soap filled his nostrils. He frowned. It reminded him of the night, he had returned home one evening to find her bathing. From where he had stood watching her through the glass door, he could make out every feature of her body: her smooth long thighs, her buxom backside, the curve of her hips, submerged in front by thick dark pubic hairs. She had her lips parted as the water drained down her soft and tender skin. Her hair now short precisely the way he liked it with her eyes shut to the thrill…

Family Secrets #6 By Kycee Q

Read Previous Episodes Of Family Secrets The foolish niece “Is she not?” Ojako asked uncertain. What game is Tore  playing now? His thought rattled as he stared helplessly at her. “Well, I hate to burst your bubble uncle but she isn’t” she answered circling round him. “Then whose, Tore? Are you trying to tell me that you’ve been sleeping with other men?” Ojako asked trying to keep the jealousy out of his voice. The thought of her lying with her legs wide open for some other dude was more than he could bear. She had to be pulling his legs. “Oh no. she just popped into my belly…I’m the new Virgin Mary” she teased enjoying the irritation on his face. “I’m serious Tore. Whose child is she?” Ojako asked fighting to keep his temper in check. “Wale’s” she answered throwing her hands over his neck. “Who the hell is Wale?”…

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