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The Devil In Him Part 2

Excerpt from Part 1: “You have been drinking again,” she said amidst her sobbing but he didn’t answer. He gave a high pitched laugh and discarding his clothes, stepped into the bathroom and drowned her sobbing with the noise of … Continue reading

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The Devil In Him

Rose came awake with a jerk and she rubbed her eyes with the back of her palm in a disoriented motion. The high pitched laugh that had woken her up came again this time right outside the bedroom door and … Continue reading

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How Come How Long – DA JANDY

She pushed Jim to the wall. It wasn’t the first time she had to do this. Jim had constantly yelled at her for petty things, ranging from not making his coffee the way he loved it to other infinitesimal issues. Yetunde … Continue reading

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A Living Hell

“Stop please. You’re hurting me.” I repeat like a mantra but my abusive husband of six months is deaf to my pleas. This is the third time he has physically assaulted me this week and it is just Thursday. I … Continue reading

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Surulere: The Tragic Union – ALABI AYOMIDE

Dad has always emphasized the fact that patience is a virtue. Patience is the key to healthy living as well as time being for everything, but all you need to do is be patient. Well that wasn’t the case for his … Continue reading

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Thump Thump Goes The Fist Part 2 – TORERA ADESINA

Excerpt From Part 1: She lies there on the floor, where I threw her, for a few seconds before gathering herself together and limping into the room where our son is. I look away from her retreating body not wanting … Continue reading

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Thump Thump Goes The Fist – TORERA ADESINA

“Jide!!….Jiiiddeee…Jide!!!T-t-t-he b-baby is c-c-c-r-r-ying. At least let me attend to him… Jide p-p-p-l-lease please just st-o-o-op-p.” Her persistent pleading touches my ears but refuses to sink in. I have to finish what I have started. I begin to pound harder … Continue reading

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1984; A True Life Story

Amidst the tintinnabulation of door bolts and keys opening up to surface a new farming morning, was a sharp-pitched voice waking up the entire household, dragging us from the comforting arms of Morpheus. That was my Father’s popularly called ‘Ekpen’ … Continue reading

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Letter To My Husband To Be Read By Nurse Titi

Dear Husband, Where you come from, I know. Who you were, I am not sure. Who you are, I do not know. Who you have become, I fear. If you are reading this, I AM DEAD AND GONE. Five years … Continue reading

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Advice Me: He Claims To Love Me But Beats Me Constantly

We got this disturbing mail about a woman complaining of how her husband beats her up and then professes love to her afterwards which leaves her in a state of confusion. Please read her situation and drop your mature comments … Continue reading

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