Freedom or Independence?

Originally posted on The Contained Life:
I wonder what the general feeling was in Nigeria on October 1, 1960? We all know there was a huge celebration countrywide thanks to archived footage; but what did it all mean to the individuals celebrating? When they were clinking their bottles of beer, what did they say cheers…

Memento

Photo by Wolf Schram   The night after Ella’s Mum’s funeral, an inexplicable fire came to their house and consumed everything. Except, it didn’t consume everything: hours earlier, a grieving man was seen walking away from a car he had just parked on what he thought, in the dark of night, was an empty street….

Tingles From The Past

via Daily Prompt: Zing! I tried it immediately after she said it would be the greatest experience of my life. “I will do it with you,” she said with her dimpled mischievous smile. Counting off her fingers, she outlined the procedure. We will sit on the fence for 30 minutes to an hour And then…

Skills

via Daily Prompt: Cheat In life, we cheat. When telling stories, when telling the “truth”, when “smiling” Because a little editing never hurt nobody And skill is a very useful tool.     In death, we cannot cheat. Because how can you when it is no longer in your hands And at this point, skill…

Daily Prompt: Ghost

via Daily Prompt: Ghost A four points intersection lies on the most popular highway of my town. And I did not know many travellers walked that way. Right in the middle of the intersection I stood, lost in the sea of people, moving here and there. And I wondered what i was doing there. I…

Joke: One Word, So Many Faces.

via Daily Prompt: Joke Merriam-Webster’s definition Joke : something said or done to cause laughter a brief story with a surprising  and funny end someone or something not taken seriously Real Life applications Joke: a back handed insult a derogatory comment that wasn’t meant to get to the person it was intended for recording someone…

W Is For Wisdom As It Is For Woman

The question was very simple and the already confused audience frowned in response. It was a miracle they didn’t storm out of the room yelling, “No! Stop! We give up!” The truth is Nigerians are used to linear learning and I am a proud rambler. You need to just connect the dots when I am expressing…

3LineTales – Childhood

Photo credit: Imma Ibáñez The back of the house is my spot after school, sitting on the floor, staring upwards beneath the canopy of my little tree. My little tree is the spot of my delicous imaginations, plucking of its fruit, filling my mouth with eyes closed. With eyes closed is how I sit on…

Sanity Rattlers aka Pet Peeves

Why is it that you can be having a great day, a really the-sun-rose-up-and-personally-smiled-at-me glorious day; then that one thing happens and casts a dark shadow over the day. And no matter how brief, it just puts a blight on the day. In that brief dark moment, you feel as if you are just a…

Why Chatting Is Difficult For Some People

Social media and a lot of apps seem like they are meant to connect us with one another. But if you take a moment and shut down your screen, you will see that they are really meant to feed a need in us. And this is the need to be validated and entertained. This does…