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Befuddled

1000 Naira
Rain drops were splashing all around, caressing her skin into goose bumps, with slivers of a shiver darting about her insides. She had hurried to the safety of the rusty shed with its muddy floor, and now wondered if the shed’s leaking roof wasn’t just as bad as being out in the rain. A gust of wind blew the rain straight at her with an impertinent fury which she could not understand. If only she hadn’t come out this morning. She hugged herself for warmth, thankful that she was clad in a blazer and a pair of jeans . At least, her health wasn’t at risk. Then again, there was her hair to worry about. The waist-long braids were newly made and would definitely be soaked by the time she made it to her appointment. Keeping them from getting smelly was another task by itself.

She gritted her teeth in anger at her “employer-to be” for rescheduling her second interview from a date which most likely would have been rain free; then at the elements for picking today of all days; and then at herself for not being one of those women who drove the big cars and never bothered to offer a hapless younger woman a ride, even in the pouring rain. It was hard stifling the temptation to hurl insults at such women. Continue reading

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Truth Hurts

“You love her, don’t you?”

The gentleness in the familiar voice was a not so gentle jolt.
I’d been staring at Fisayo, my eyes following her as she drifted across the room, mingling here and exchanging pleasantries there.

With anyone else, I would have tried to downplay the situation. Probably turned the question on its head, or responded with an outright lie. But not with Weyinmi. She knows me pretty well; spent most of her adolescence studying me. And then there was that particular unguarded look I was definitely wearing on my face. That would have given me away to just about anyone. And for her, who spent her days yearning for that look; to experience the rapturous power with which it filled her. For her to now see that very same look directed at another woman. What foolishness had seized me? Continue reading

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