The Teenage Diary

14/11/2014 Dear diary… Today was embarrassing! Many awkward things happened to me all at once, one of which being my mother’s discovery that I own an android phone. She ceased the phone, went through its content [without my permission], and became privy to all of my little secrets. Can you believe that she actually scanned through all of my social media platforms and read all of my conversations? She violated my privacy! Like…how can she do that to me?! I am so unhappy with my mother right now.  But my…

The helplessness of Chance by Akinlabi Omo-Oso

CeCe woke up that morning on a wave of positive feelings―residual joy from the meeting with her adviser the day before. Recalling now the tenor of their conversation, but even more particularly, the part she had dreamt of and replayed in her mind ever since: “If you continue with this steam for the next three semesters CeCe, you will graduate top of your class, hell, maybe the entire university!” said Professor Douglas in his characteristic irreverent style, the only one of her lecturers who didn’t call her Cecilia―the name she…

How it all Began (Story)

I was young when it all happened; the incidents that changed my life. It was a chilly harmattan night in mid-December 1995 at a place called Igbere, and my mother was in our smoky kitchen cooking dinner with my sister Rose. My twin brother and I were lying side by side on the cold sandy ground beside my father’s old rocking chair, our gazes up in the starry night sky…