I excused myself and went into the kitchen to answer the phone.
“Hey Fa’a.” She said.
I looked at the door and walked back to it to make sure Lenka was not lurking around and eavesdropping.
“Hello.” I was almost whispering.
“How are you? Did you already get home?” She asked. (more…)
“You haven’t written any new post yet.”
“You’ve been so inconsistent. I’ve been checking your website every day for weeks now.”
“Why did you say you would post twice if you know you can’t keep up?”
The last comment broke me the most, it literally tore my heart to pieces. The mere thought of letting everyone down pierced my soul and hard as I tried to remedy the situation, I couldn’t. (more…)
“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
It was almost 10pm when I got to Faraji’s house. I didn’t bother to drive in because I didn’t plan to stay too long. The gateman was sitting outside so I didn’t to knock for him to open the gate. He excused himself from the small group he was sitting with and came to open the gate for me. (more…)
“Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.”
I drove into my compound to find a strange car parked in my parking space. It was a black G Wagon with tinted glasses. Immediately I came down from my car, I called the gateman to ask him who he had let into my compound. (more…)
The girls and I had settled in and were making our orders when Derin shouted Faraji’s name. I was wondering why she was calling his name till I turned around and saw him walking towards our table. I was extremely surprised because he didn’t say he was going to be here tonight. What am I even saying? We hadn’t talked the entire day so how could he have told me? (more…)
“Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.”I was still recovering from the news of Wangi’s marriage when she excused herself and went outside to make a phone call. I was glad that she was giving me a little space because I was still trying to recover from the lie I had told. I told Wangi that there was nothing serious going on between I and a woman I had almost proposed to a day before. (more…)
“Where there is love, there there is madness.”
“I’m married.” I said to Fa’a.
I watched his face fall in disappointment. I knew he was hoping to hear me say I was still single. I could have easily told him that I was still single because I mean, how would he have known I was married? (more…)
“Protecting yourself from the bluesy is like protecting yourself from the bliss.”
I strolled into the office the next day feeling like a queen. All was right with the world, my man was the best man alive and the way he loved me was even better. I was very sure that wedding bells would be ringing for us soon, seeing as we couldn’t stay away from each other. (more…)
“A million words would not bring you back, I know because I tried, neither would a million tears, I know because I cried.”
The vibration of my phone next to my ear prompted me to take a look at my phone screen. I told Derin to hold on as I checked. It was a message from Lenka. It read,
‘Hey bebe, I hope you got home safely. I just wanted to thank you for tonight. You’re such an amazing man and the little things you do for me is what makes you the best. I love you and even forever is not enough to show you how much. Good night bebe.’ (more…)
It was footsteps of someone walking down the corridor. The footsteps quickened as the person came nearer. It was as if whoever it was was on a mission to catch us. I picked up my robe and quickly wore it as Babatunde wore his pants. (more…)