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Good afternoon, fellow book lovers! I hope your week is going well. So I have a few announcements to make. I will itemize them. I apologize for missing the latest post of The Marriage Ultimatum. I was away from my laptop on Tuesday and the most of yesterday. In good fate, I will give you double episodes tomorrow and on Saturday. And this means there would be no Love, Your Enemy this weekend. I am sorry about that. I’ll be back with it next Saturday. However, it would be the final free episode on this blog. I’m sorry again. The full story would be available for sale at the end of July. For those of you who were thinking the story has reached its peak are in for a surprise. You should know by now that my stories have multiple plots. So, what we have just done is climb the…

The Darker Berry #11

Read episodes 1- 10 of The Darker Berry The first time they met she had been sitting across the hall from him, her red lips igniting the dimly lit room. He’d stared long and hard at her until she turned, conscious of being watched. He’d raised a glass, head slightly bowed in salute but she’d ignored him, her pretty brown eyes focused on the man before her. Sho, they had called him. The guy she was currently with and the only son of an Oil mogul. Sho was the type of man girls like Susan dated, the type of man guys like him couldn’t take a girl from. But he had fallen fast and hard for her from the very moment his eyes caught hers. He had wanted her and so, the power to ‘unlook’ had not been left to him. “I was saying hi to you the other time.”…

The Darker Berry #10

Read episodes 1- 9 of The Darker Berry here Breakfast was fries and scrambled eggs, prepared by Amra. She had also woken up before dawn and cleaned the entire house. When Umi came downstairs, she was served a steaming cup of tea. “I don’t do tea, Amra.” “It won’t hurt to say thank you, though.” Umi looked at her sister. She felt no beef towards her. They were sisters that loved each other despite the present situation of things. However, Umi had chosen to keep her heart at bay. It was to ready her for when Amra would break it again. “Good morning, Aunty Umi.” Umi turned her face into a smile when she saw Zainab beaming up at her. “Morning, sweetie.” She walked over to her and pulled her in for a hug. “I kept this chair for you.” The child tapped on the chair next to hers. Umi…

The Darker Berry #9

He lingered at the entrance of the house for a few seconds, the sight before him uncomfortable to watch. Still he remained at the door, watching them hold each other. Chibuzor dragged her closer to himself even when she made to end the embrace, his hands stroking her back gently like a mother trying to lull her tot to sleep. Leaning against the wall, Femi continued to watch, a wry smile playing on his lips – how was it that Umi had never seen what this man felt for her? He seemed to drop hints at every given opportunity and even now that he stroked her back, he did it so seriously like one at the embrace Olympics. Femi wondered if the man was comfortable in the friend zone. Or maybe he just liked to watch from the shadows while the woman he liked saw other people. It would be…

The Darker Berry #8

“I know I told you I can handle this but I honestly don’t think I can.” “It’s not something you can’t handle.” “It’s murder. Murder is not something I want to handle.” “What changed?” She looked at him long and hard, her face expressionless. “Umi?” “Yeah?” “What changed?” This time, she looked away from him, her eyes on the speaker playing a Jay Z song. How could she tell him what she had found out without seeming like a meddler? How was she still to hold on to her pride without seeming stupid? Her hands reached for her black bag with the gold strap. She was going to leave before he got the words out of her mouth. He was in her way before she could reach the door of his Study. Femi had brought her in there some minutes before because she had told him after they had sex…

The Darker Berry #7

When he got to his house this time, he did not have to go inside the building. Wasiu was standing outside the house, hands stuck in the pockets of his Ankara trousers while he paced the front of the building restlessly. There was weed stuck in his mouth but he was not smoking. Femi knew that mood well and he knew it meant Wasiu had stuff on his mind. As he approached him, his phone vibrating in his pocket, he wondered how the meeting with someone he once called his brother would go this time around. The man looked up and Femi stopped in his heels, watching, waiting for what was to come. Knowing fully well that whatever they ended with this time around would permanently seal their fates. So he stood, watching, irritated by the phone constantly buzzing in his pocket. The breeze that night was warm, thanks to…

The Darker Berry #6

And because we love you guys like that… Enjoy! When he ran up the stairs to his bedroom, he told himself his mother’s statement about Umi was the only reason he thought about her as a potential spouse. He was done with relationships and commitments. And even though his friends had set him up on one or two dates after the last relationship ended, he had found a way to wriggle out of it. Still, he found himself musing, thinking about what Umi would be like if she were his girlfriend. Would she be domineering – authoritative while they were in public or having random conversations – and submissive while they made love? Or maybe it would be the other way round. Maybe she’d be easier to talk to and harder to fuck. Fuck. He needed to stop thinking about sex because somehow, since he had her, when…

The Darker Berry #5

Hi guys! Good evening, or as some people around here will say, Happy Sunday. Tomi has been under the weather. My poor baby is ill. Please be kind enough to send a prayer up. Other than that, it’s all good here. Have a lovely week ahead! He didn’t seem like himself. Something felt off about him. Tired, somewhat red eyes admired her in a lazy manner when she walked into the restaurant for their breakfast date. Even when he stood to meet her, it seemed like he was beat. But a million-dollar smile spread across his lips, followed by a warm hug. Too warm maybe. His neck burned hers a little when they hugged. “Wow. You came. I thought you’d stand me up, after all the forming.” “Don’t be silly, Femi,” she replied, lowering herself to sit in the chair he pulled out for her. “Eighteen days of…

The Darker Berry #4

Hey guys, it’s been a while. We missed you. It’s been such a long two weeks but now we back with a bang. Literally. So let’s recap before we get to business. You see, Umi has a sister, Amra who appeared out of nowhere with a daughter (Zainab) Umi had never seen.  uhn-uhn, that’s right. What’s worse, Amra abandoned her kid and disappeared on Umi. And that’s not all, Zainab went missing too!  Yes, that child put our Umi through so much. However, things got better when Femi saved the day; he found Zainab, asked Umi out and she said yes! And that’s where we left off guys. Hey, one last thing, Femi has plans for Umi. And nah, nothing clean about those plans. Let’s get startled already, shall we? She was in a mini gold dress. He watched as she emerged from the building she worked and…

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