I went visiting my cousins in Lagos. Aunty Toju was my favourite, this was understandable considering all the gifts she sent to Bobo and I in the ...
The hole in my front door was not there when I moved in here two years ago. It was my idea. I got tired and so I asked for it. I got tired of ...
On many nights, mummy sleeps in the garage outside, next to the Mercedes Benz 190 that no longer has tyres and is so dusty that Junior and I can ...
The blood is still warm in my mouth. The taste is so overpowering, it makes me want to vomit. The room reeks of regret; the blood splattering’s ...
Plot Summary Weeping Cherry is narrated by a 15-year-old teenager, Meredith Emarrow Hart, who lives with her mum and stepfather and attends high ...
Macy sat beside me on the 2-seater sofa in my sparsely furnished living room, my hand resting in her lap as she absently rubbed her fingers over ...
That night while they were at one of their regular hang out spots, he turned to look at her with a longing in his eyes, a way he’d never done ...
I tried. I really did. I tried to love you despite knowing. Knowing that you did not feel the same for me. Or maybe you did, but did not just ...
I’m going to die soon, he thinks. He is not ill as far as he can tell. The heart attack has not returned because he does the right things: ...
Forget what you have heard in the past and what people will try to tell you about truth being sacrosanct; it is subjective. There’s a version of ...
***Editor's note: This is the third and concluding part of this story series. {Please click here for Part 1 and Part 2} I was 30 minutes behind ...
***Editor's note: This piece is a continuation from last week's BN Prose. {Click here if you missed it} I got up from the bed and carried my son ...
My beautiful son was fast asleep on the bed; he looked so peaceful. I could hear his gentle breathing and see the rise and fall of his chest. ...
Remember that movie ‘Narrow escape’ starring Pete Edochie, Saint Obi, Francis Duru (I hope I’m not mixing up the names)? That movie was on point; ...
The poster is old. There are folds around its edges. I reach out to straighten them. I know it is useless but I try. Slowly, my right hand moves ...
Being the first born, it fell on my shoulders to arrange the funeral. My father had always told us as we grew up that in the event of his death, ...
It was 5pm; Yemisi and I were planning to attend church service by 6pm. I closed my eyes to take a quick nap but Yemisi started “We need to do ...
I turned my head away from Temi. It took two days of deep reflection to reach this acceptance stage. But here they were, Temi and Tayo, ...
She dropped the receiver in its cradle and held on to the kitchen table for support. She feared that the contents of her stomach would want to be ...
I took ‘my big leap of faith’ and decided to go visit Jide in Ogun state all the way from Delta state. I had met him about a month ago at my ...