Inktober – Day 6: Drooling

His eyes opened slowly. He blinked away the blur and rolled his head over on the pillowcase he had drenched in sweat and beef-scented drool. He’d laid still for a while before he jerked off the sofa to look for his phone. “Oh shit. Where’s my phone?” Wiping the drool off his face, he searched […]

Inktober – Day 4: Spell

“Let me have my school bag!” Emeka chased his oppressor with fear as solid as a rock in his heart. He had never stood up to any of the big boys yet here he was, in pursuit of the notorious Jid. They ran across what was left of the football field after Reverend Uzo’s family […]

Inktober – Day 3: Roasted

Binta sat cross-legged at Uche’s feet, head bent, cringing from the pain she’d been enduring for so long. “Relaxers were created for a reason, Ummi.” “Team natural for– ouch,” Binta cried. “..for life, with eternal pain.” Uche let out a sinister laugh. She enjoyed teasing her friend about her coarse hair. Virgin hair she called […]

Inktober – Day 2: Tranquil

Ikeja had only been this quiet once. The first time was eleven years ago when I cried as my father threw I and my mother out of his house because my little brother had our neighbour’s dentition and facial features. We’d lived at Surulere until she died and I had to learn how to feed […]

Inktober – Day 1: Poisonous

Koko paced the courtyard in half circles, like a lion ready to pounce on its prey. The west wind blew fiercely, carrying traces of salt and ashes. Earlier that morning, Koko and his men had attacked Ojika’s vineyard and set fire to it. His workers were not spared. Everyone and everything was burnt to the […]

#Inktober2018

Took me a lot of courage to post this! — Hey everyone! #Inktober2018 is almost over and I’ve been using the prompts to write secretly, (yes I know it’s for artists 😒) and I have decided to share the pieces with the world. Starting tomorrow, November 1, I’ll be uploading one post daily based on […]