Our Beautiful Angels EPISODE 2 Desola let her face curl into a smile. She had missed Femi, her on and off boyfriend of seven months. “I am seeing someone, Desola. I am seeing a girl that I have sort of fallen for” Femi’s words knifed her hopes : her fantasies of a fairy tale wedding, a wedding night and the two children she pictured them with. She reassured herself that she had heard him wrong. It was past five and they were standing in front of Naija Spice restaurant on one of the busiest roads in Stratford, Desola could barely hear him above the cars. Commuters heading to the train station were pushing past them on the pavement. “I don’t understand you Femi” Desola asked him with the spongiest tone she could muster. Inside her head, she heard a banshee-like scream
Our Beautiful Angels EPISODE 1 Richard posed the question before his wife’s eyes opened. He saw her rub her eyes and her body move under the duvet in a way that could only signal she was waking. He reached for the base of the lamp on their bedside table and switched it off quickly; praying that his wife’s mind had not registered the ridiculous question his mouth asked, against his will. He rested his pounding head on the pillow, his rigid back turned to her. “What did you just say? “Oh no, she heard me.” Richard cursed himself for choosing to believe the words of a near stranger. He sat up, focusing his eyes on everything in the room but her. “Look at me Richard Rotimi Iretioluwa” Richard had never heard his wife speak to him like that before, but he knew he deserve
Two Straws In One Bottle Driving slowly towards the link road that leads to the airport, I’m trying hard to focus and calm my excited nerves. Tobi is coming home. I have dreamt of this day for months, wondering if it will ever happen. I doubt I’ll ever find the courage to tell her what I feel. Tobi and I are as different as oil and water. I still wonder how we hit it off. Not only was she outgoing and I was not, she was rich and I was poor. Yes, I was poor. No point denying the obvious. I could hardly pay my fees back then. I had to borrow text books and bunk with my mates. We met at a friend’s party, in second year. I sat at a corner, watching people have fun. That was me, always stuck on the sidelines, watching people live. ALSO READ: The New Year's Gift The party started withou
The Faithful Cheater (PART 1) She had her red blouse on and the blue jeans she told me she bought a month ago. There was also a blue jacket on and from where I was standing watching her; I didn’t think I’d seen it before. Let me just quickly say this before I continue; knowing and getting familiar with my girlfriend’s clothes were one of the few simple clichés a long distance relationship afforded me with her. I mean it was the high point of everything. It even afforded me the luxury of knowing all her bras and underwears. I knew every single one. Whenever she went out shopping and came back with new outfits and underwears, I was of course the first person to see them thanks to the inventors of Whatsapp and BBM. I would take the photos of her in those light cotton things, head i
‘Beautiful Wings’ came after much contemplation about what kind of wings I’d like to be involved in this story. Beautiful or Broken. And I pondered if we humans had wings at all. I guess we had nothing to stand or even fly. We are that fragile. And so while I was still thinking, I found myself in the book of Ezekiel chapter 16:8 where God himself was saying something; When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine,” says the Lord God. God loves you and I this much. I hope you get this as you keep reading. Have a wonderful day ahead and remember, God is the reason you glow! Complement of the season...
Shades Of Deceit Episode 13 (The End) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8th, 2014. Gwarimpa, Abuja. 09:50PM Yewande’s eyes strayed from her sleeping niece in the incubator to her elder sister on the bed. They had so much in common as they lay still on their various beds, the slight heaving of their chest area, the only sign of life from mother and child. The doctor had suggested that the baby be moved with the incubator from the nursery into the same room with her mother so the mother could draw emotional strength from the sight of her child when she finally regains consciousness. Yewande had drawn a chair close to the bed, refusing to take a nap on the couch at the far end of the room like her brother in-law had urged her to, insisting she was fine sitting on the c
Shades Of Deceit Episode 12 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8th, 2014. Gwarimpa Estate, Abuja. 06:56PM Laide’s fingers trembled as she approached the entrance of her room, her limbs aching with every step she took but she just could not get herself to stop as she inched closer to the sound of the moans coming from inside the room. She slid into the room through the door as noiselessly as she could and as her eyes caught the image of the conjoined bodies on the bed, she suddenly stopped. Her legs, her breath and even her trembling fingers stopped as she watched the Siamese figures moan and groan as their bodies moved like the rhythm of the waves, rising and falling on her bed. Laide’s lips began to tremble uncontrollably as tears streamed down her eyes, blurring her vision.
Shades Of Deceit Episode 11 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7th, 2014. Lekki, Lagos. 09:12AM Mrs Remi Johnson was a picture of a very happy woman. The smile on her face seemed like it was permanently plastered on it as her eyes glittered like masterfully cut out diamond pieces. Why would she not be happy when she had been blessed with four beautiful daughters? There was a time it had bothered her that she was having only girl children especially as the taunts of her now late mother in-law, had made her life a living hell. ALSO READ: BLACK SKIN LIKE ONYX She did not lose heart but had continued to hope and try out for a boy even after the complications that accompanied the birth of her third daughter, Boluwatife. The news of her husband having a son from a hitherto unkno
Shades Of Deceit Episode 10 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th, 2014. Garki, Abuja. 10:23AM Chika reclined on his chair, wincing occasionally as if in pain as he tried to bring the rampaging thoughts in his head to control. He had tried to distract himself with work but the more he tried, the more the scenes of the weekend played up in his mind -the house drama, the hospital scene and finally, the DNA test. He growled to himself as the thought of the DNA test seeped into his mind. His head aching as images from the doctor’s office did a slide-show on the canvas of his mind. He had informed the doctor that he wanted the exercise done in a very discrete manner and without the knowledge of his wife, to which the doctor had raised no objections, taking the information very coo
Shades Of Deceit Episode 9 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, 2014. Maitama, Abuja. 09:57AM Chika raised his eyes to the clock on the wall as he heard the sound of the gate being opened so that Sylvia could drive out. It was 9:57; about twenty two minutes after Amaka had stormed out of the house. He picked up his phone from the stool beside him, waiting patiently for ten o’ clock so he could make the call to his wife. He was sure she would be home by that time as he didn’t want to make the call while she was still driving. He was surprised that he felt bothered that she was angry after seeing Sylvia walk out from the kitchen in his shirt, when he could easily be revelling in the knowledge that he was making her feel a bit of the pain he felt as he watched her sexcapade on
Shades Of Deceit Episode 8 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2014. Maitama, Abuja. 10:52PM Sylvia’s eyes travelled through the sitting room as she admired the use of colours on the wall. It was beautiful but it was not exactly what she would have done. She let herself dream about how she would redesign the house immediately she settled in, the taste of the wine in her mouth helping to inspire patterns for her design. She watched on as Chika chatted and laughed with Fred his best friend, and noted to herself that getting Fred involved in the surprise birthday celebration had been a stroke of genius -even though she had only used him as a pawn. ‘What is she doing here?’ Chika had asked his friend immediately he set his eyes on her as she set the cake on the table. His stare w
Shades Of Deceit Episode 7 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st, 2014. Gwarimpa, Abuja. 11:28AM Pastor Michael could feel the charged atmosphere and he knew he had the congregation’s full attention at the moment. ‘But it’s true,’ he continued, his eyes questioning the congregation, ‘Stop looking at me like you have not heard people translate woman to woe man, expanded further to mean woe unto man. And also the assertion that God has not rested, ever since He made woman,’ He paused for effect, letting his words sink into the congregation as his eyes scanned through the auditorium, seeing nothing but a sea of heads. ‘But I’m sure you want to know what really happened in Eden, right?’ He asked, smiling as he heard the shouts of Yes Pastor! His smile bore an uncanny resemblance to