Category Archives: Storytelling

Complicated- 24

They really fared well as a family and at the end of the service year, they moved to the capital city, where Ade set up a small architectural practice and Julia got a nursing job. It was their 2nd relocation in a series of relocations that saw them move around the country and although the plan…
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COMPLICATED-23

She started screaming and flailing her arms and feet and it took the combined efforts of both security operatives to hustle her away into one of the rooms reserved for interrogating travellers suspected of shady dealings.. “How?” Ade repeated…“How what?” She raised her tear filled eyes to stare into his.“How do we do this? What…
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The Soldier Boy- Pt 1

When I was a boy, my dream was to be a soldier. I wanted to be a soldier so much than I wanted to be alive. I would watch the uniforms, guns, boots and gear won by the soldiers that passed by my grandfather’s hut and embellish their unrivalled glory. That was not all I…
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Complicated-22

1995 Teniola had the twins at the tail end of October, it was a rainy night, all had gone well, with no complications and with both boys were very healthy, they had been discharged 48 hours later. Ade stayed in the hospital all through, spending his nights on a bench on the corridor close to…
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COMPLICATED-21

“Ola” Eunice looked at her waiting for more, Claire gave her the full name  “Mrs Teniola Adewale” When they were done filling out the forms, they stepped into Dr. Gbadebo’s office. He sat working at a laptop placed on a desk so cluttered with files, books, pamphlets and loose leaflets that it seemed impossible to…
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COMPLICATED-19

 “Femi, I don’t care how you do this, but I am not going to be the one left hanging, I am going to have kids and I am going to have them with you!” “She what?” Femi had an incredulous look on his face.Teni took a deep breath and then went over her narration once…
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COMPLICATED-18

“Did you really mean that?” “Mean what?” Kenny asked Tai had been quiet since they left Claire, Kenny on the other hand had been quite garrulous, making really weak jokes and really long speeches about unimportant subjects. Tai could tell he was trying to cover up his nervousness but he was equally nervous if not…
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