Jailor

RIVEN SIDE

It wasn’t a glass full of juice he poured me this time, like every other day when we meet. Jason skinked out his heart and soul into a glass. Like a glassful of diverse emotions, mostly anger and sadness. When…
Mbamalu Amara Nellie
October 14, 2019
Jailor

THE END

It was a surprise, no, SHOCK! I always feared that this would happen, but I never figured when. I was in the kitchen, slicing oranges for my pregnant self when he entered, drunk. "Food will soon be ready" I should…
Oluwatimilehin Atere
October 14, 2019
Jailor

No gods exist here.

My father was a great man, many believe this was because he had dedicated his only daughter to the service of the gods. I've lived in this shrine since his passing. I'm expected to live here till my passing. The…
Terence Jindu
October 13, 2019
Jailor

WRITTEN IN BLOOD

What would you do for love? I will kill for love. I killed love slowly, gently and watched the blood flow out of his veins, then I rolled in the blood of love, rubbed it all over me. I wanted…
Nancy Desire Nwankwo
October 13, 2019
Jailor

%$#^ Freedom

i could smell the coconut oil in her afro, feel hazel eyes frisking my groins and rattling of a baton against metal bars. the vibrations sent chills down my spine as she neared closer to my cell. "hands where i…
Chimobim
October 13, 2019
Jailor

Numbed

You woke up to the sound of silence.They say you've completed your sentence. You laughed and asked them to take you back inside. When they open up the gate, you pull the first gun your eyes meet and shoot at…
Enobong Etuk
October 13, 2019
Jailor

Freedomphobia

With makeup brushes trying to conceal it Pain beneath the layers She don't reveal it She drops mirror she can't face what's wrong Calls it error, something minor As soon as tears pour says it's a stair fall Abused, I…
Odukogbe Emmanuel
October 12, 2019
Jailor

My correctional facility

In my half conscious state,I whisper,"To change the world,you must write". An evil menacing laughter rings out in my dark, cold prison. I crawl on my knees, hunger stricken and flee. A sharp,stinging slap to the back of my head…
Ayanlowo Inioluwa
October 12, 2019
Jailor

The Jailor

We were packed, like sardine, in this small, airless room that reeks of sweat and rat droppings. I remember that Danfo bus revving with accustomed ease through the dark forest, swerving to avoid trees, with the aid of its powerful…
Chikezie Onwumere
October 11, 2019
Jailor

The Escapee

As he moved, he could hear the sound of dry leaves crunching under his bleeding soles. He didn’t know how long he had been running, he had lost his watch to the ritualists. On their own accord his legs began…
Shalom Michael-Adekunle
October 10, 2019
Jailor

Survivor

It hung thick in the air, the smell of sweat, faint smell of urine teased my nostrils, bodies pressed together. I closed my eyes tighter, hoping for an escape, but sleep eluded me. My mind drifted, we were seated around…
Jace Itoko
October 10, 2019
Jailor

ABACOMANCY

She stopped a bus at the junction and climbed, taking a sit at the last row to avoid contact with other passengers. A young woman entered, seated near her and greeted cheerfully but she only responded with a nod, looking…
Mercy Godwin
October 10, 2019
Jailor

THE OBSESSION

What happened to our love Ikenna, Adanna said in a shaky motion. All I see is revenge and hatred. What love Ikenna answered in an aggressive tone.you threw all my love for you away. tell me Adanna why him why…
Chisom Goodness
October 10, 2019
Jailor

My anxiety and I

She is guilty! Just like yesterday I can still hear the judge giving his final verdict, yet decades have passed only my crime went unforgiving. My crime, being raped was my only crime.I fought everday determine to knock her down…
Igwilo Jennifer Chigozie
October 10, 2019
Jailor

WATER SPIRIT

It was a dark spirit that lured her to the edge. One of a pitch black exterior and blood red eyes, itching to devour. Uju adjusted the wrapper on her waist, took off her bangles and necklace as her feet…
Mercy Godwin
October 10, 2019
Jailor

She's A Boy!

Bradley was a lot of things a lot of women need in a boyfriend, but a "boy" wasn't one of them. He'd known it for as long as he could remember, and he hated himself for it. Yesterday, Daniel went…
Priince Briight
October 10, 2019
Jailor

FOR SCABIES

"How are much you willing to pay for the ointment?" he asked impatiently, his eyes bloodshot. "Hundred bucks" Aku replied. "You have money and pretended to be a broke inmate" he accused. "Where you hide am?" he broke off in…
Nneamaka Onochie
October 9, 2019
Jailor

Within the White Walls

Our house is located at the periphery of Onitsha, with a cluster of other Lilliputian buildings that surround it. It's a mansion enclosed in white walls that Papa refurbishes every year. From the window upstairs, we can see a panorama…
Chikezie Onwumere
October 9, 2019
Jailor

As told by Asa

If the moment was animated, puffy clouds of steam would be trailing out of Dafe’s nostrils by now. “That inmate seriously gets on my nerves!” He raged over the phone. “Calm down dear, he only sang Asa’s song” Zauna told…
PN
October 9, 2019
Jailor

Her esteem.

They reek of perfume and the desire to be noticed. Thier laughter goes up to the night sky. I look for an opening but I am never good at socializing. Six teenagers. I never could fare well with large numbers.…
Damilola Joy
October 9, 2019
Jailor

Cornered

Nkemjika now a graduate, so proud of her breakthrough after five laborious and back breaking years of study amidst the hardship she inherited, the tons of responsibilities personified as nineteen little siblings, she couldn't hide the smile that emanated from…
Ndukwe Ndukwe
October 8, 2019
Jailor

SOS

*Dear patriots, My torture continues...help!* THE FIRST drop soaked into the page, blurring the opening letter of her entry. Like her, it was desolate. Luckily for this tear drop however, its arrival was soon followed by innumerable others. A river…
PN
October 8, 2019
Jailor

The Jailor or the Liberator

We noticed the jailor's demeanour change ever since his son joined us here. He stopped howling like a wild dog, bullying us for no just cause and extorting food and money from us. Perhaps, he had seen how agonizing it…
Chikezie Onwumere
October 8, 2019
Jailor

Self-esteem

Her body was ran down, stunted in growth, sunken cheeks and hollow eyes. Her knees had given in and could no longer support her weight. She lay in the corner of the room caged. The four walls ensured she had…
liz wanjiku
October 8, 2019
Jailor

Self-esteem

Her body was ran down, stunted in growth, sunken cheeks and hollow eyes. Her knees had given in and could no longer support her weight. She lay in the corner of the room caged. The four walls ensured she had…
liz wanjiku
October 8, 2019
Jailor

Imprisioned

Recently, he was released from Kirikiri for a crime he didn't commit. He thought of going back to pay the Warder a visit, to show his appreciation for the kindness and good treatment he received. The years spent behind bars…
Enoch
October 8, 2019
Jailor

Uncle Joe

His eyes are as red as burgundy, like one who smokes weed. Among the inmates here, he hates me the most. '' You don't deserve to eat. '' He snatched the food that my relatives brought to me on daily…
Chikezie Onwumere
October 7, 2019
Jailor

Born slave

I am a free man. The chains in my hands tell me otherwise, not the real chains, but the dangling chains from my Jailors. I scream in distress but the environmental influence of Africa keeps me bondaged. I yearn for…
PAUL ONYEKACHI DANIEL
October 7, 2019
Jailor

Ọlaedo

The sunflower and its circle of yellowness, a beauty by nature which sings of your lovely mellowness. The sway of your hips; Miss hippy, have I told you how overwhelmingly jaw-dropping they are, making me go drooling? Your eyes, seem…
Ndukwe Ndukwe
October 7, 2019
Jailor

Confined Thoughts

There's a diary I only open when I'm alone. Everything I hope for and everything I regret Scribbled on my mind with the blood from my heart. Under my blanket: they appear to me, giving illusions of the hope I…
Ewe Irene
October 7, 2019

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