Babylon Soldier

‚ÄčIkechukwu’s nose is broken and dripping with gooey red blood. Ikechukwu isn’t a boxer though. Ikechukwu has never even been in a fight since infancy, when Mimi snatched his cookie, babbled something and then hurried off in her wet diaper. Ikechukwu is also one of those fortunate few who have never been in an accident….

HEADBOY

Although it was true of Edward’s family that ‘size’ had indeed informed their decision to relocate to No 12, Ladoja Street, in Bariga, this move had little to do with the plentifulness of his malformed head. It was, in fact, the leanness of his frame and the precarious condition of his needle-thin neck under the…

LIKE A PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES

I had a lot of love in me to give but girls never saw me. It wasn’t dark or anything. I just didn’t have the glitz, the glamour, to shine through to them. My wardrobe was lacking. I was broke. I still am.  And then I met Simi. She saw me. Maybe the extra lenses…

First Kill

You never stay the same after you take your first human life. First, your mind becomes a battlefield. Then comes the realization. Suddenly, it feels like you’re in a trance. Your conscience pricks. Your heart races. Your fingers twitch. Your pupils dilate in wide-eyed horror, and you run your hands through your hair repeatedly. But…