Dear reader, I apologize for posting exceptionally late today, it’s been a hectic week!
I’m going to be busy at a workshop next week so I’m going on a break from tomorrow(there’ll be a post tomorrow). The series will continue on Tuesday, June 7. Continue reading “The Family Part 23”
Niniola was moping the kitchen floor when Chief Afonja walked in.
“Good morning sir.”
“Make me some tea.”
As she set the kettle on the burner, the chief sat down at the breakfast table and wiped his forehead. He had slipped out of Mama Eli’s bed, about to escape to Mama Ayo’s room when she stopped him with some distressing news. Continue reading “The Family Part 16”
Mama Ayo sat on the floor of the shower unable to erase the memories of what Gbenga had done to her.
“I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I was drunk and you bashed my ego! You made me do it!” he had said, pulling up his trousers after he was done assaulting her.
She had calmly gotten off the bed and pulled down her skirt, her entire body shook from the shock what had happened to her. Continue reading “The Family Part 13”
Rhoda had stopped crying, and Yimika was still asleep. Her head was against the wall and she was deep in thought, trying to remember if her present misfortune had been predicted by anyone.
“Aunty…” Niniola called.
“What?” she croaked.
“I want to… I saw her… the lady you were asking about.”
“Where?” Rhoda sat up abruptly. Continue reading “The Family Part 9”
Mama Deji reached for her medicines and swallowed them with a glass of water. Niniola watched her grimace as the pills passed through her throat.
“Do you need anything else ma? Should I bring you some rice?”
Mama Deji shook her head. “No, just bring me something cold to drink.”
As Niniola went to do her bidding Mama Deji thought of her conversation with Mama Eli earlier in the day.
“Chief drugged me! I know he did.” Continue reading “The Family Part 7”
“Take this.” Chief Afonja thrust an envelope into Niniola’s hands. “That’s five thousand naira.”
Niniola’s eyes widened. “Okay sir, what do you want me to buy for you sir?”
“It’s for you.”
“Yes, you deserve it. Just as you predicted, things improved.” Continue reading “The Family Part 6”