Crucifix – 2

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Click HERE for episode 1 It’s 5:00 am and I’m staring into dark, thinking wild thoughts, when his hands will touch my body, if his hands will touch my body. How do I get close to him? Isn’t this the sort of thing Jezebels are familiar... Read More

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Crucifix

Crucifix - fiction - elsieisy blog

Mother said people who don’t go to church will die like chickens. Every time I visit, she’ll remind me of how Tobi our neighbor was crushed by a truck because he refused to accept Jesus and how Aunt Helen did not have a husband because she... Read More

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Bail is not Free

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Its a few minutes past 6pm, we are speeding past towns, villages and “check points” that have now become characteristic to Nigerian roads. We approach yet another one of these checks and our vehicle is waved to a stop. “Wetin you... Read More

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Two Tales

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Her mother’s departure was her initiation. “This world has nothing to give you, stop expecting so much” Those were her final words before she took the long walk and never returned. It was a cold rainy evening, in a room by the... Read More

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Night Bus

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I’ll be travelling for nothing less than 15hours. It’s meant to be a 10-hour journey but put in all the Nigerian factors; bad roads, pot holes, check points that are actually extortion points, car breakdown etc. We will definitely be... Read More

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Near-Water Village

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The smell of wet grass and chirping of birds ushered him into the square. A place he had known vaguely to be home. Trees bent at the top, formed canopies to block the scorching heat of the sun. He smiled as he watched children play in circles under... Read More

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Panama Close

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It’s 12:45 am but the residents of Panama Close were nothing close to being asleep. Sirens from the ambulance and police vehicles saturated the atmosphere. Harun had hung himself on his balcony. His body dangled as the wind bustled. The perimeter... Read More

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