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Second Chances

Second Chances

Audacity of Hope

He knew that he was responsible for the nurtured hurt and anger that filled the eyes staring at him. Standing on society’s mantra that as a man he could do no wrong and bore no responsibility for “keeping” his home,…
Nana Fatima Daudu
January 1, 2020
Second Chances

Hustle

Africa is like a busy market non stop everyone is on the move to be more to achieve more.. in some places it’s can be as busy as market . I have understand that the voices of the poor and…
Frankik Jamil Elfreda
January 1, 2020
Second Chances

Path

Following the same step as my fathers and mothers before me, making the same mistake as they did generations ago! How! Tell me how! How will I allow my skin color be the judge of my character and existence. I…
Frankik Jamil Elfreda
January 1, 2020
Second Chances

Little prey

Why am I being punished for the sin he committed! I screamed for helped! I wished the earth will open and swallow me. I wished for power from above! My predator got his way. The sad story is that I…
Frankik Jamil Elfreda
January 1, 2020
Second Chances

Second Chance

She was falling deep into her subconscious, Her life was all replaying before her, Only if she gets a second chance All her future which she had dreamed about slipping out of her finger, Will she get a secon chance…
Olabamidele Tajuamuda
December 31, 2019
Second Chances

Jackboot Days

He ran his old hands over the coat of arms emblazoned on the wall. He remembered the first time he’d occupied the office. With a hail of gunfire, he’d forced his way in. He shied from thinking of what had…
Kummi Olamiju
December 31, 2019
Second Chances

Try Again

He paced up and down the corridor, stopping only to listen to the moaning sound from behind the door. He was a brave man but dread gripped his heart. He remembered what happened the last time. Deathly silence. Their long…
Kummi Olamiju
December 31, 2019
Second Chances

The long road

James left his family in the heat of an argument with his wife. Unfazed by the cries of his 3 children,he banged the door in anger. He drove off without a good bye ,hug, kisses,....a sad day it was. That…
Israel akinnuroju
December 31, 2019
Second Chances

A new home

"Ding-a-ling", the sound ringing through the monastery was deafening. The Sisters walked slowly to where Sister Miriam stood, ready to introduce me. I tugged at my sleeves, hiding the razor mark on my wrist. I am Sister Mary but until…
Feranmi Alajiki
December 31, 2019
Second Chances

Another Day with Francis

He always yelled at the children at any slightest provocation. I hated that deep, baritone voice that shattered the roof and pierced the tranquility of the atmosphere. It was either that voice or the way my children all fidgeted and…
Chikezie Onwumere
December 30, 2019
Second Chances

My Last Card

Dear Uncle Tunde, why have you gone away? From today I will stop writing to you about attempting suicide. I am not sure you can be able to save me again, by dusk,father will be back as a fist baller…
Ngozi Sandra Nwaubani
December 30, 2019
Second Chances

If You Can Come Back.

Retrace the steps you took that day; get off that bus, walk up that street, step back in through that front door, move back into your room and get back in that bed we shared the last time you were…
Eunice Oladeji
December 30, 2019
Second Chances

SECOND CHANCE

Wole touched the crumpled cheque, his fingers trembling with fear. "I'm sorry, i can't take it" Eyes of lightening storm brown flashed to his "Are you out of your senses, do you know what you are holding in your hands?…
Enobong Etuk
December 27, 2019
Second Chances

Unfinished Symphony

"Bayo?" The familiar voice was rough with emotion. I turned to find my father standing there, his face shadowed with regrets almost too painful to behold. His eyes were too full of guilt to really see me, to see his…
Enobong Etuk
December 27, 2019
Second Chances

RIGHT A WRONG

Musa looked at the little figure in front of him. He was far too small for his age. Cheeks that should have been rosy and dimpled were pale hollows; hands that should have been plump and busy with mischief were…
Enobong Etuk
December 27, 2019
Second Chances

lonely Vessel.

With hands coated in insulated Ankara gloves pressed against the cold glass, Ijeoma cast one last look the planet before it finally disintegrated into ash. Labored breaths of chilly air escaped from her nostrils as the rocket soared into the…
Chimobim
December 27, 2019
Second Chances

My adoption story

Femi sat at the Child Center waiting for his turn distracted by the television.“ Femi, Mrs Ranke an officer called him into her office. You are sixteen now and your chances of been adopted has dropped. I like to advise…
Florence Akubuilo
December 25, 2019
Second Chances

She Stays

"And you call yourself a Christian? I am disappointed at you." Her mother's words ricocheted off Nkem's lowered head. She had made poor choices. No Nigerian dependent would pull the stunt she did and from her parent's home for that…
Chizoba
December 22, 2019
Second Chances

AFTER DARK

The lights went out and darkness dropped like a black curtain let loose from it's weak restraint. To think that the petrol I pumped into the generator would serve me the whole night, feels like I played a dirty prank…
Obatarhe Orovwuje
December 20, 2019
Second Chances

Second Choices

A cold afternoon on a rainy day. The rain makes us understand the beauty of becoming, that the storm will pass, maybe not in this scenario. Relaxing under a tree and catching up with friends. Some feet away from Bamidele,…
Nuels Ehigie
December 19, 2019
Second Chances

A message in the bottle

It's widely believed across African settlements that drunks posses an uncanny knack for obscure information. This was no different in the case of Mr Adsizi who wouldn't buzz about, but rather write. He had downed the old man's favourite enough…
Gaius Xham Newman
December 18, 2019
Second Chances

The maid

she sat on the sofa with legs crossed and handful of sweets. And for the 20th time,She gave another order in less than an hour to the girl in shabby clothes. “Ada! Go and wash those plates and sleep outside…
Khadija s idris
December 17, 2019

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