ANOTHER OSU STORY

WRITTEN BY NZEH UCHE Somewhere in Africa, Patience and her siblings; a brother, and two sisters were part of the children raised in affluence in their locality. Her both parents were medical practitioners. Her father, a medical doctor, her mother a nurse—who dedicated most of their lives saving lives. Patience …

TEENAGE DESIRE

WRITTEN BY NZEH U.S Jane, a lovely young girl was the face of Mustapha Street, a place where I was born and raised. As a teen, she was a rare damsel and her height was in accordance with her unique development. Her beauty established her dominance; she was the very definition …

THE BAR OPPOSITE THE STRIP CLUB

WRITTEN BY NZEH UCHE Fridays were always for hanging out with friends and getting drunk. They always met at 8 pm, at their favourite bar; Capitol. A group of five; Lanre and his four friends would meet up to drink, argue about soccer, about hustle, and gossip a little about …

HERDSMAN IN LOVE

WRITTEN BY NZEH UCHE Nneka walked like she was controlled by something. Her thoughts had left the shores of her present; she let herself drown in her own memories. Izunna, the teenage boy who walked beside her as they trekked back home from school was concerned because Nneka was there …

THE SOPHOMORE; WHAT THEY HAVE IN COMMON

WRITTEN BY NZEH UCHE Kemi tapped a foot continuously in front of the mathematics lecturer’s office, almost going ballistic up in her head over her wait in the reception. The receptionist made matters worse with her very loud chomping of chewing gum. It was obvious she had a permanent stay …

STILL, AT SEA

WRITTEN BY IWUNDU WISDOM Okays, okays. Heartbreak may be more personal for some people. I’ve dedicated a very short story to such people. Here: Akin’s hands had been shaking when he’d held Margaret’s letter: “Hi Akin, When you said you didn’t want to be without me for the next 60 …

KING OF GIRLS

WRITTEN BY CHIOMA NGAIKEDI A Bomb isn’t always made of gun powder and mercury. Sometimes, It is the tension threatening to explode in your pounding heart as you sit in the doctor’s office awaiting your HIV result. Chude is your name and you are the ladies’ man. At 33, money …

SCAR — 1

WRITTEN BY OZOVEHE EMMANUEL ADEM Mr Sam and his wife were having a heated argument after they received a call from their son’s school that he was to be suspended for two weeks because of malpractice. “This woman! I have always emphasised the need to educate Junior, your son, to …

PRIVATE SIN

WRITTEN BY CHIOMA NGAIKEDI It was a rainy night, when a black Mercedes-Benz car halted at the foot of the Iroko tree by the forest. Frederick alighted, his black shoe stepped into the muddy waters. He was holding a flashlight and a brown suitcase. His black tuxedo was drenched but …

THE CAVE

WRITTEN BY CHIOMA NGAIKEDI Inside the dark Iteri cave at the foot of the mountain in Ijebu village. A lone figure was dangling from side to side, his arms chained to the two sides of the wall. He was naked; Stark. Marks of fresh wounds lined his body. It looked …