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Novocaine Knights #9

Previous Episodes LEXUS They ran their tests. Checked this, read that, listened to this, examined that and everything pointed to the fact that something had gone wrong with her. They brought in another set of doctors with their students who went through the entire routine again for a whole day, asking endless questions. Finally, on Sunday morning, they called in the top consultants from the neurosurgery, psychiatry and clinical psychology departments and they conferred with each other in a corner before they invited in Dominic and Eva. Lexus didn’t really bother about the expressions on her parents’ faces when the news hit them. She was lost in her own world, somewhere in the past, and she didn’t want to return. She half-listened to what the doctors were saying, catching a few words here and there. The prognosis was that she was suffering from dissociative amnesia, usually associated with stressful or…

Fated

This story was written by Fortune Ohaegbulam. He’ll feature here from time to time. Please, drop a comment. Thank you! I took a long drag of the cigarette and my lungs almost exploded. It had been a long time I smoked, having made a conscious effort to kick the habit,. However, it seemed the hot sensation coursing through my insides was what my body which had been earnestly screaming for release really needed. I exhaled and immediately asked the kiosk attendant to fix me two shots of locally-brewed gin which I gulped down in one swallow. I almost choked as the liquid threatened to reflux its way back through my oesophagus. I tried to pray; amidst all the madness it seemed the only reasonable thing to do. I wondered if God would hear my prayer with all the drinking and smoking. I only hoped for the sake of Felicia that…

The Fourth Finger #15

Read previous episodes of The Fourth Finger She came to him at night. After one tap on his door, she entered his room. “Manny, I think I’m having a miscarriage.” He jolted out of bed. “It’s happening again,” she mumbled, her eyes going wet. “You feel pain?” She nodded. “There’s blood too. And it’s a lot.” “Are you sure?” “Manny, I have lost four pregnancies before. I know what’s going on. Please take me to the hospital.” “Okay.” He tapped the pockets of the jeans he had fallen asleep in. “Erm… Let me get my key and we’ll be out of here.” He went back to his bed and picked a t-shirt. When he returned to her, he found her crouched on the floor, crying. “Lade, please get up.” “Why me? What have I done to God, Manny?” “You’ve done nothing, baby. This is not your fault at all.…

The Immortals’ Code #8

Read Previous Episodes Of  The Immortals’ Code “Sorry, I had to do this, Hamza,” Lanre said, going behind Hamza to untie him from the chair that had held him captive for nine hours. “It was necessary.” Hamza was silent. He didn’t really have anything to say to Lanre. So much had ensued in the past forty-eight hours that his brain was still reeling from the shock of information and happenings that he didn’t have the staying power to voice out what was on his mind. He massaged his sore wrists and wiggled his feet to restore the flow of blood as Lanre stood before him again. “I had to do a serious background check on you to find out relevant information that would help in my investigations. First I needed to know if you were sent by someone.” “I was not,” Hamza said in his defense. “Second, I needed to…

It’s Another Saturday…#18

He Said, She Said “Reno would never do such a thing! Never! Mary is lying and God will punish her!” I don’t care for Peace’s high-pitched voice screaming at me or her words conveyed in anger. I don’t care that my friends are split over the issue and the guys are giving me this look like I have just committed murder. I have done nothing but give Reno what he deserves. The doctor says he’s fine. I was not stupid enough to kill him; I only wanted him to feel pain. “I will never forgive you, Jideofor! You or Mary! Never!” I continue to act like Peace is an insect buzzing in some desert where no one exists. We are all settled in the waiting room of the hospital. My friends are here for Reno; I’m here for Mary. I am told she is still with Tola. “Ah! Mary, you’re…

It’s Another Saturday…#11

So, I had this episode of It’s Another Saturday since Saturday and I was like, I’ll post it on Monday because of the public holidays. But then on Monday, I think I forgot or something very stupid like that. Then I wanted to post it yesterday but I had another post scheduled.  So, here it is…the bonus episode. Specially dedicated to erm…to you. You know yourself. PREVIOUS EPISODES Taken I’m not listening to a word he’s saying. All I want is to just get away from him before my feelings turn to hate. I can’t even look into his eyes right now. “Leave me alone, Jide.” “Just listen to me. Let me explain. It’s a pretty, simple explanation…” I shove away his hand resting on my arm and leave the house through the kitchen backdoor. “Honey!” He comes after me and takes my hand again. “Smoochie, listen to me, please.”…

It’s Another Saturday…#8

Click To Read Previous Episodes of It’s Another Saturday The One Who Makes Me Cry It’s been three days since I last heard from Jide. He has tried getting through to me but I have given him the cold shoulder. Before then, we had communicated really well for over a month via all the social networks and through phone calls. Gradually, we had drawn close and he had even given me the pet name Sugar Lips. It’s not like we have declared love for each other; we just know there’s something there. Or so I thought. Turned out I was building a sandcastle. The problem started when he and I were having one of our phone conversations and I heard a girl in the background. It was supposed to be 2am in Nigeria. What was a girl doing with him at that time of the night? He told me blankly…

To Tame A Virgin #8

Today’s post is dedicated to Toyin Onifade. She knows why. Read previous episodes of To Tame A Virgin HERE #8 Uyi had not been able to sleep. A couple of things were bugging his mind. The first was the fact that his mother called. She never called unless she saw one of her ‘visions’, and they were usually bad. “Omoruyi, I don’t like what I saw oh,” she spoke into the phone, breathing heavily. “Mama, what have you seen now?” he had sighed. “Hmmm… I can’t tell you but I need you to pray and stay away from strange girls, Omoruyi. Stay away from them! They will destroy you.” When she hung up, Uyi put his phone aside and began to wonder which girl was strange in his life. Was it Temi who had disappeared without warning? Or Vivian who had been calling him and begging to visit Abuja again?…

Fish Brain Clan (10) Loretta

LORETTA The red cab parked before a residential building that had a high fence and a shiny, red gate. Nothing about the house’s exterior indicated that it was a hospital; not even a post. “Oga, you sure say na dis place?” I asked the cab driver and he nodded with conviction. “I don carry plenty customer come here well-well,” he said and honked his horn. A gateman came out from the building and walked to us. “Oga good evening,” I said to him. “Dem carry any man wen break hand come here now-now?” The gateman nodded. I paid the cab driver our fare and dragged drunken Monica out of the cab. Fiyin had stepped out already and was on her way in. The gateman must have thought Monica was a patient needing help as he half-carried her in. He led us into the reception area and my antennae went up.…

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