Do You Love Me?

I had just taken this picture when she asked me that question. Had to remove her image... Sorry. Privacy policies... Yes, that question. We were in a popular frozen yogurt franchise. We were sitting around a table meant for four people. She was seated by my left hand side. 'Mrs' (not mine, but another's) was … Continue reading Do You Love Me?

Prophet (Dr.) Abi’ Samuel

(Thank you R. O for letting me do this. May you always have parables to tell.) I have never deceived myself. I think that that is the worst sort of deception, when you lie to yourself. My name is Prophet (Dr.) Abi' Samuel. I shepherd a flock of about three hundred and fifty souls in … Continue reading Prophet (Dr.) Abi’ Samuel

The Hospital

I am many things. But tonight, I am a doctor. The man had diabetes. When we met for my prognosis he weighed 292 pounds, all of which supported a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus. His disease was initially managed with diet, exercise, and metformin (Glucophage). Four months later, with weight loss and exercise, his … Continue reading The Hospital

WANTED: A SOUL.

Do not read this story out loud at night. Do not read this story in front of a mirror. Do not. Never ever. Do these two things at the same time. The first time it happened, I was about five years old. My mother was out of town I think. We were left with her … Continue reading WANTED: A SOUL.

Arinta’s Guardian

It is not in my place to ask him questions. I do not ask because I should not. He recently contracted my chambers as his attorney for LIFE. As long as he is not breaking any law, I will keep my peace. But we all know that he returned from Arinta Waterfalls a different man. … Continue reading Arinta’s Guardian

The Ruckus At Erin-Ijesha

At least the Indian guy had decorum. Raju or whatever my husband calls him. The other one, Goody, or whatever her name is was just plain getting on my nerves! They were both seated behind in my car. We were behind the Toyota Hiace bus #backpackersabuja had chartered to convey the rowdy bunch to some … Continue reading The Ruckus At Erin-Ijesha

Ælfgifu and the Charm of Sango

El - fgifu:- (El - ghi - foo) "... Latini\nized form of Ælfgifu, an Old English name derived from ælf "elf" + giefu "gift", or/and Æðelgifu, from æðel "noble" + giefu "gift". This was the name of the first wife of the English king Æðelræd (Ethelred) II... " #Nameberry.com "... The Ikogosi Warm Springs is … Continue reading Ælfgifu and the Charm of Sango

Let’s Call Her ‘Vitiligo’

Many years ago, I was a struggling young man. I had no money. I did not have a car. I was at the mercy of public transportation. One day I had to fix all three of my wristwatches. So I went to the main market to have them sorted out. I was sitting in front … Continue reading Let’s Call Her ‘Vitiligo’

Serti Takum

"Veni veni, Emmanuel captivum solve Israel, qui gemit in exsilio, privatus Dei Filio. Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel, nascetur pro te Israel!" I do not think that there are many of us left. I am afraid I may be the last one. Lore, strange truths were whispered in my ears from birth. From lips I never saw. … Continue reading Serti Takum