Rough past

FRED NWAOZOR   The entire arena was so moody and tranquil not unlike a graveyard that even the domestic birds within felt it. Though the 43-year-old Andrew was used to a quiet and lonely atmosphere, this very one that emerged unannounced was so intense for his liking. He just returned from Blazing Hospital in Ojota, Lagos State, Nigeria where he lost his third wife to the monstrous death. The deceased, Chidinma who tied the connubial knot with him barely a year back, gave up the ghost while in labour; she…

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Jilted angel (II)

“Nneoma, Nneoma.” He tenderly called as the jilted maiden walked out on him. “Please, come back.” She remained focused, kept walking forcefully, ignoring the pathetically-looking man who could be referred to by her person as an ‘idiot and ingrate’. Although she still felt something strong for him, culturally, and naturally too, she was not meant to disclose that at the moment, thus ought to be concealed till further notice. Obioha followed her. As he walked behind, he kept pleading for her little attention but all the pleas fell on deaf…

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Jilted angel

He was standing ahead of Nneoma in the pathway, facing front, as she walked closer from behind. His identity was yet unknown. In a few minutes time, the gorgeously-looking damsel got to the point and passed by. Upon a burning quest to ascertain the nomenclature of the weird being, she turned to her left only to discover it was Obioha; everything about him, even from behind had obviously changed. He was the least person she imagined seeing, or wanted to behold. Nneoma was jilted by Obioha five years back. He…

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Complicated odyssey

I was conspicuously a vibrant and outspoken but gentle chap as an undergraduate of the revered Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) in Imo State, Nigeria. Being a Lagos brought-up, I found it more convenient spending my school holidays in the ancient city of Lagos State where I had countless reliable friends as well as relatives. During one of my semester breaks, I had travelled to the said territory, as usual, to catch funs with my childhood contemporaries who could not apparently wait to have my presence. On my arrival…

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A dream indeed!

“I told you, one day you must be my wife.” The just wedded Dabo cheerily ‘reminded’ the bride as he stepped forward to kiss her as instructed by the officiating priest, immediately after the exchange of marital vows by the partners at the altar of St. Martins’ Catholic Church, Ibadan situated in Oyo State, Nigeria, and eventually grabbed her lips by his. “One day I must be your wife?” the bride Sandra thought, starring the groom in silent awe as she reciprocated to the warmth kiss, managed to grin while…

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Unbelievable! (II)

“And you told me he is your childhood friend?” quoth Chiamaka as they were both seated on the bed, remained in sober mood. “This is unbelievable!” Mr. Emeka Okoro was cold, couldn’t fathom the accusation alleged by his wife. “Wait a minute,” he urged. “You mean, the man seated out there was the person who robbed you on that day?” “So I am lying, or?” “It’s not that I am calling you a liar.” Emeka clarified. “Just that I am trying to figure it out.” he said, paused. “I am…

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Unbelievable!

“This is awesome!” Mezie exclaimed aloud, kept moving as he spotted a white Hummer Jeep that drove by while he was headed for a friend’s place of residence. “What a world.” He added in a low tone, shook his seeming big skull that had been drilled in the prison. Catching the sight of the magnificent and irresistible car instantly brought the memory of his lost ‘glory’, thus he subconsciously found himself in a sober mood in spite of the fact that he was trekking along a very busy major road,…

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