True stories

‘My OCD’s the worst!’ The pretty girl behind me laughed as she wiped off the speck of dirt on her table with a handkerchief. I wonder if she has them too. Those thoughts. Those unspeakable thoughts that the lips dare not carry. I wonder if she avoids her baby niece and nephews because she is...
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“Baba Agba” “Marvelous — Sabi Chop Winner” “Skeleton dey barb afro” “McFerdinand was here” “It is only a fool that doubts proof” I stood at the classroom door, staring at the funny inscriptions the students had on the wall. The dirty wall would have been perfect for graffiti if the students had someone to teach them. The...
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…Someday, a little of that light will find it’s way into my heart. Till then, I wait. I thought about ending it again, today. Seated on the balcony of my empty apartment, surrounded by crickets and night flies and butterflies and worms, I thought about going over to the great beyond. I hadn’t thought about...
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*Based on a Real life Story. The names of people and places were changed.*   The first time I heard the story about ‘The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf’, my math teacher was telling me about lies and truths. “Scream for help, only if wolf is really coming for you, because if not, nobody will...
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