the LiSt

She never saw the glitter in my eyes, Structured purposely for her beauty, She never saw all the time, I painfully sacrificed,  Just to be by her side.   I was placed on the third reserve, Whiles the owners of the game  Took turns to play All because she thought, secretly I never matched up…

the Sheep’s ShEpHeRd

He was my ‘spiritual father’ (come to think of it, who needed a spiritual father at age 13? I was in my world you see, an imagination so wild on a girl, so trusting was a major recipe for a series of nonsense ‘prophetic sessions’ with him. Daddy would never have approved of this ‘friendship’…

Teacher’s Pet

Karabo’s family moved to Ghana from South Africa when her father, a professor in Mathematics, took up an appointment as a Dean of the Math’s Faculty at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi. Karabo was but 3 years old when they arrived in Ghana thus, her world was carved around the…

Let it OUT!!!

Why do people tell stories? To send a message across, to right wrongs, to challenge the status quo, blah, blah… No, scratch that. Let’s start again. Sexual harassment in any form, whatsoever, must not be accepted as “normal”! It is never normal! It is amazing these days, isn’t it? How men and women would boldly rise…

Adam…

Daniel was 12 years old when Adam was born and even after 25 years, he could still recollect his brother’s shrill cries as a child in the hallway with his big brown eyes which stared at things with so much curiosity. Adam was the exact opposite of their father’s dreams; he had such a carefree…

Chaff Against the Wind ii Ep.10

Previously: “How could you do that to him Esi!” Nelly turned on her daughter the moment she felt the children were out of earshot. “You just bruised him. Telling his children he is their uncle.” “Mother, I know what I am doing. Please allow me.” “Allow you do what? Haven’t you hurt the poor man…

Chaff Against the Wind ii Ep.09

Previously: “Them, who is them? What is going on here?” an agitated Korkor asked her mother and grandmother. It seemed she and her brother was the topic for discussion but they were lost. Nelly smiled. This was a perfect opportunity to let the truth out. “Kids, meet Anthony, your…” “Uncle!” Jennifer blurted suddenly ———————————– Nelly…

Chaff Against the Wind ii Ep.08

Anthony stared in shock at her; he could not believe his eyes. He was sure beyond every reasonable doubt that he was really growing old this time. Jnr was right; his mind was even beginning to play tricks on him. “If this is a dream someone please wake me up” he said out loud. Tears…

THE MAN I SEE HIM AS

To the one who’s been a father and a friend
To the one who sometimes takes on more than he can bear
To the one who has received grace to do the uncommon things of the earth
To the one who has shown love in more ways than one can imagine

Chaff Against the Wind ii Ep.07

Previously:  “So, are the kids excited to meet the rest of the family, especially their dad?” Nelly asked animatedly. Jennifer remained with her eyes to the ground, not making an attempt to respond. Nelly knew this body language all too well. “You have not told them about him?” there was still no response “Jennifer!” Nelly…

Chaff Against the Wind ii Ep.06

Previously: It had been a while but he could easily make him out. Anthony smiled as he watched his son arrive. The boy had the hair of his grandfather; yellowish brown like an albino, there was no way he would not make him out. He was just about to call out the boy’s name when…