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Two-days’ Notice – a short story

“Some things are only real if you believe in them” Unknown Charles wasn’t sure what to make of the last few moments. He wasn’t close to being religious and had not set foot within the four walls of a church in 4years, but the scrawny looking teenager dressed in an

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Too impaired to deal – a Short story

“Being drunk is the fool’s anesthetic. It puts the primitive self in command when it is the worst captain of all”  Danjuma drank like a child who hadn’t seen water for a week. But this was no child, and it certainly wasn’t water he was drinking. With each gulp his

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Baby Daddies II- Short story

“If you lay down and make a baby, then stand up and be a daddy”  Please catch up on the first part of this short story here. It was Stanley’s new girlfriend that got the door. She was half cladded in her undersized lacey bra with one hand clutching a

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The Cute little Devil II – Short story

“Always the innocent are the first victim”  Please read the first part of this story here Joseph managed to raise himself off the bloody mess on the red rug that had been his adversary. He was grotesque. Already his eyes were swollen over, and bloody spit drooled from his partly

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Baby Daddies- Short story

“If you lay down and make a baby, then stand up and be a daddy”  Adora looked out of the window as the cab raced past a cluster of wooden kiosk by the road curb at dizzying speed. She let her brain daydream for a bit but her eyes could

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Faker than lovers- Short story

“Love or just fake love?”  It was a colorful cocktail party and it looked every classy and glamourous. Christy was certain that the crowd were the decent lot, where she was so ready to meet someone new.  She picked each man in a suit carefully with her eyes before analyzing

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The Cute little Devil – Short story

“Always the innocent are the first victim”  They say a bad parent was a traumatized child, caught in the fires of their own suffering. I guess that’s probably right. But how right could this be? If you ever met someone as cute as Daniella, you would rethink everything about having

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What have you done? – A short story

“Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.” Unknown The slaps came in quick successions. Bola didn’t see it coming. It stung her square in the face. The imprints of his finger splayed over her face like a tattoo. For a

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Taste of Deceit – by Dupe Bobadoye

“Cheating on a good person is like throwing away a diamond and picking up a rock”unknown It was a rainy Saturday morning, one in which the rains refused to subside. Tunde had just woken up from his long hours of sleep and got up to take a leak. “Woman, get

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Mercenaries for hire – true life story Pt 3

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; Its lethal.”  Part 3 Please catch up on Part 2 here. They had lunch at a wooden shack with rusty corrugated roofing sheets that had holes that let in the rays of the afternoon sun like bullet holes. A small wall fan

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Mercenaries for Hire – a true life story Pt 2

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; Its lethal.”  Catch up on the first part of this story here. ******* It was quite a ride that Monday morning. Despite leaving Ife at dawn, the journey lasted a little over two hours. Dozens of police checkpoints lined the road at

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Mercenaries for hire – a true life story Pt 1

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; Its lethal.”  Mercenaries for hire Adebola’s only task on his third trip within a week to the university campus in Ife was to get a mercenary who was willing to sit for all ten subjects that Kapo offered in his first year

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The Theory of Contentment – by Jolade

The Theory of Contentment – by Jolade “Contentment does not mean that I desire nothing. But rather, its the simple decision to be happy with what I have.” Paula Rollo I want moreYou want moreWe all want more. we keep feverishwe keep fightingwe keep frantic I will schemeI will stealI will slave You

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A gentleman and a half – my Alpha story Pt 2

“Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.” – John Locke You can catch up on the first part of this amazing story here   **** The days after the interview didn’t make me feel better. I felt my ego had been badly bruised and

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How to get noticed at work -finding recognition

“79% of resignations are caused by a lack of recognition” Forbes Does it sometimes feel like your hard work isn’t noticed?   Perhaps you do such a damn good work on a regular basis so much that your supervisor takes you for granted. Maybe, because of this, you’re no longer

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Why you should never stop learning

“Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.”― Roy T. Bennett “From the sadness, learn something; from the happiness, learn something. From the setback, learn something and even from the success learn something. Never stop learning from any situation in life, for that is where

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Gentleman’s guide to Dinner Etiquette

“A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out” George Bernard Shaw I think it’s safe to assume that not everyman automatically knows and practices proper dining etiquette. This becomes evident in restaurants as many young men follow no rule in particular for behaving at

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Living with DiD – Famous stories of the disorder

Dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly referred to as multiple personality disorder, is when a person manifests two or more distinct personalities that switch off controlling the body. Think back to a time where you had a bit too much to drink. The next day, could you remember what your drunken self

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Another DiD story – the disorder described in #WoS

Dissociative identity disorder (DID) continues to be a largely misunderstood – and sometimes controversial – mental illness Pieces of Me: One woman’s story of living with multiple identities Violent trauma caused her mind to fragment. Like a fractured mirror in dozens of pieces. Senior Health Correspondent Monica Robins brings you

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The unseen hands behind the scene – By Dupe Bobadoye

“Despite these unseen hands which I would love to term ‘excuses’, there is no justification whatsoever for domestic violence.” Dupe Bodadoye In the wake of news of domestic violence all around us, we have been made to understand that there is a monster in us all. Many have spoken and

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A gentleman and a half – my Alpha story

“Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.” – John Locke I was not brought up to be a gentleman, at least not in the fine sense of the word. But my natural inclination was to be on my best behavior all through my childhood

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Save the children – by Jolade

Foolishness is indeed in the heart of a child. We have been inundated with a barrage of unpleasantness in recent times. The social media is awash with gory stories of domestic violence and more recently sordid details of two young children engaging in acts way beyond their age and comprehension.

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Scarcity of Husbands – by Dupe Bobadoye

“Marrying a good man could easily mean that 50% of your life’ s worries are solved. But with a bad one, you would have inherited an additional 50% of worries.” Each time we hear the word ‘scarcity’, what comes to mind is something not enough, in short supply or available

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Domestic Violence – the monster within us all

Some women are monsters. Some moms, aunties, sisters, and friends, will ask a woman to bear it, due to her financial incapacities, moral requirements, social standings of a woman, and so on. They will say “he is a provider, stay where your bread is buttered How many will suffer mental

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Love is not enough (Part 2) – another short story

Love is not enough (Part 2) – another short story Love is great. Love is necessary. Love is beautiful. But love is not enough. This is the second part of this short tale. You can read the first part here. Enjoy!! *** writing in progress Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on

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Love is not enough (Part 1) – another short story

Love is not enough (Part 1) – another short story Love is great. Love is necessary. Love is beautiful. But love is not enough. This is the first part of this short tale. Enjoy *** “I am pregnant” James listened as if her words were unreasonable, perhaps even forbidden. The look on his

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What your body language says about you

What your body language says about you “Your body language is more powerful than words” Since 2019 when I started writing again, I always wanted to write a post about body language. For many years, I have been a keen observer of communication in which physical behaviors, as opposed to

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Too far gone – the cheating men (Part 2)!

Too far gone – cheating men (Part 2) “Every man is a bachelor out of his wife’s sight” Second and concluding part of this fiction story Of the lot, Dave and Ugo spent a good chunk of the time away from home at the new apartment. They barely slept at

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Too far gone – the cheating men!

Too far gone – cheating men “Every man is a bachelor out of his wife’s sight”   This is a short fiction story. None of the characters are real! Ada was a strikingly beautiful woman with an amazing curve of softness. She was endowed in every way to make her

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Strange things – Part 2

Strange things – Part 2 “We have all got strange things about us“ My quote! Click here to read the first part of this short story to understand the context. Strange Things – Part 2 There I was squinting my small eyes as the brightness of the lights bulbs appeared

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Faith’s Fate – a poem by Remi Adeniji

Faith’s Fate – A poem by Remi Adeniji Adeniji Aderemi O (Mr) is an educator. His passion for writing dates back to his secondary school days. He is married to a fellow educator and they are blessed with three boys Remi Believes that “Many people face diverse challenges in life

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Most Popular blog Post of 2021

The most popular blog posts of 2021 I have experienced the most liberating times since I re-discovered my passion for writing” I must confess that 2022 is speeding away much faster than I had anticipated. In one breath we are already in March! One of the most frequently asked question

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Letter to Sophie

Letter to Sophie – by Jolade “Love is a trap. When it appears we see only its light, not its shadows” Paulo Coelho Dear Sophie, Trust you are well. I know you have been avoiding me since our last discussion, but I hope you know I meant well for you.

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