Category Archives: Written Series

COMPLICATED- 17

1995 “Julia, I’m in trouble”Julia was used to her cousin being overly dramatic, Teni was due to return to the United Kingdom in a week, she had come to Nigeria barely a year after her last visit as she had promised Ade that she would not stay away so long after her last visit to…
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Complicated- 16

What was what about?” asked Julia.“Come on, don’t act like you don’t know” Teniola countered.“But I don’t” Julia insisted, she had forgotten how persistent Teni could be and she was frantically trying to come up with an explanation for her sudden disappearance as Teni planted all those kisses on Ade’s face. Surprisingly Teni did not…
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Complicated- 15

As Claire walked away, she felt really good with herself, “I will show that woman yet. . .” she thought. . When she got home, Ken and Susan were still seated in the living room; you could cut through the tension in the room with a Knife. Claire stood in the door way and took…
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Complicated- 14

He didn’t say any words to her; he had no idea what to say, so he simply held her till the sobs subsided, till he eventually heard regular breaths indicating that she had fallen asleep, and till the sound of her breathing finally lulled him to sleep too. .  There was a knock on the…
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COMPLICATED- 13

"I’m coming home in three weeks baby” Ade kept staring at those words unseeingly. He had read the words over and over until they became a blur. It was uncharacteristic of Teniola to start her letters to him with an announcement, they usually started with poetry like endearments. That was however not the problem at…
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Complicated- 12

. One could have heard a pin drop as both boys waited with bated breath. Julia’s face became expressionless and the only sign that showed that she had heard the question was the clenching of her jaws. After a long moment, she said; “Ask your dad”. She then stood up from her chair, smoothed her…
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Complicated- 11

2012 . “Are you letting Claire go to Uni this year?”Susan asked Ken in an off-handed manner but he could tell that she was tense. He knew his response mattered a lot to her, she would be more comfortable if Claire was out of the house but he couldn’t send her to school; she was…
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