Brother Ferdinand

Sunday; her favourite day of the week. Eyram was always awake and ready, way before the alarm would go off. By 6.30 am she would be at the church premise. A mere church member yet she was always early as if she was the head usher. Her being early had an agenda; to sit at…

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…

Chaff Against the Wind ii Ep.05

It was a little after sunset when Jojo arrived at the airport. As soon as he disembarked, he stood to take in a breath of fresh air, the feel of the surroundings bringing back a lot of nostalgic memories.  So… he was finally in the land of his birth, Jojo could not believe it. The…

Chaff Against the Wind ii Ep.04

Previously: “I don’t know sir…” Anthony cried “I…I don’t know what she was planning on achieving with the gun. She threatened to kill me with it if I would not love her. We were struggling for possession, it wasn’t supposed to turn out this way. The gun just went off. I thought I was the…

Chaff Against the Wind ii Ep.03

Previously: Nelly resolved that if she did not come as requested she was going to spill everything to her son-in-law. He deserved to know the truth, after so many years, she so much feared that the secret would follow her to the grave. She squeezed Anthony’s hand in hers and let the tears flow freely….

Chaff Against the Wind ii Ep.02

Naa arrived at the office in time to end the meeting with the investors. Her associate was doing a good job when she arrived so she just sat down and allowed him to finish with the presentation slides. She could see how impressed the investors were, their heads bobbing up and down at every question…