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SURVIVAL – A Short Story

“Life is but a tale of choices and effects”

loHis body had washed up along the shores in Elegushi. Eyewitnesses commented on how badly decomposed he was; saying they couldn’t look at the body for too long, but somehow still managed to get some photos in the hope of selling it to entertainment bloggers for quick cash. Her Michael was dead and some people thought it a means to make money. Lola really couldn’t complain as it was those reports that had helped her and his family finally find him after being missing for 2 weeks, 5 days and some hours.

She had been holed up in her room where she spent most of her time since Michael’s disappearance, when Tutu, his younger sister had frantically ran into her room alerting the family about the body on the shores of Elegushi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 5, 2016 in Short story

 

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STOP BEGGING AND FIGHT…

I read a story recently about a lady, who a man had ran into her car accidentally but instead of sorting out the repairs with her, had insisted on speaking to her husband. Reason for this; her husband would understand the situation better (or something along that line). Other passers-by (men as well), who had also stopped at the scene expressed the same opinion and insisted that the lady call her husband. But, this lady had no husband! She was single and according to her, felt so embarrassed by the way these men kept insisting on her calling her husband that she was moved to tears. In her words, ‘I have never been more embarrassed in my life’.

I am going to start by saying there are a lot of things wrong with this story; from the fact that these men believed that the lady was too much of a ‘girl’ to understand the details of how the car was going to get fixed, to the assumption that her fictional husband was so much of a ‘man’ that he would understand the details of fixing the car. Personally, I would have thought that they should have insisted she called a professional i.e. her mechanic, but apparently, I am girl, so what do I know.

Now on to the main reason for this post, a couple of weeks after this story was narrated on a very popular blog, I read again that some famous Nigerian ladies had taken to social media to demand equality for both sexes; to this I say, great. People shouldn’t be underrated or overrated because of their gender. Now, their reason for the sudden outburst was as a result of the above incident; then I got confused and this is why… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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MEDICINE AFTER DEATH

Yesterday, I read an article by Piers Morgan and I went, ‘Thank God! Here is someone who thinks like me!’ and because this is the second time we have expressed same opinion, it just has to be said; I really like Piers Morgan.

Okay, now on to my article…

For what used to be rare occurrence, it seems like the world is having plane disasters too often these days. The very fact that when this happens, it ends up claiming the lives of so many people in such a brutal and final way, is even more disheartening. You feel the impact of the loss whether or not you personally knew someone on the plane.

As would all airplane crashes, in the days following the devastating Germanwings crash, the world is still trying to comprehend the details of such a tragedy with all fingers pointing towards the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz. As we now know, he intentionally crashed the plane, taking along with him, the lives of 149 people of which included school children, babies and other people with promising futures. How thoughtless!! No kind of depression can excuse such inhumane act and heaven forgive me, but I hope his death was slow and painful (Yes! I said it).

Now, here is where I have major beef, it has come to light that Andreas Lubitz was depressed and even ruled unfit to fly by two different doctors. While I agree that he, Andreas Lubitz, is an adult who should be responsible for his own actions and as such is the no. 1 culprit in this sickening incident, I also believe that the airline is culpable and this is why… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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