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Everything’s Fine

You are happy.  There’s serenity in your soul, temperance like a cool breeze on a sweltering day. There’s no anguish in your heart.  No pain, no sorrow in your life. You are really, truly happy. Everything is as good as it can be. Everything’s pristine. Everything’s

Of Heat And Rains

The day the clouds coughed dryly, just after the days of the smoldering heat, The day it retched brown water on our roofs and our heads and the gele on mother’s head, The day the smell of the unsalted tears of the clouds kissing the

Don't Cry series

Don’t Cry #17 of 17

Go back to #16 Epilogue She knocked on the gate and waited. She was feeling slightly nervous, but she told herself to calm down. She had tried her best, and it wasn’t her fault that things turned out the way they did. Definitely, she had

Don't Cry series

Don’t Cry #16 of 17

Go back to #15 B How long had it been? A day? Two days? Three? He didn’t know. He didn’t really care. Nothing made sense anymore. The doctors had said that she’d died on impact, and tried to assure him that it was painless. Or

Don't Cry series

Don’t Cry #15 of 17

Continue to #14 A & B Segun tried Lara’s number for the fourth time, but she still didn’t pick up. He was getting very anxious. There was no point in ignoring the fact that he needed to head back home and figure out what was

Don't Cry series

Don’t Cry #14 of 17

Go back to #13 X “Your girl seems to have finally lost her mind.” He tensed up. “What did you ask her to do this time?” The voice on the other end laughed. “Nothing. I was actually calling to congratulate her on behaving properly this

Don't Cry series

Don’t Cry #13 of 17

Go back to Don’t Cry #12 B “What the hell…” Segun whispered in shock when he saw the images of his wife. He and Florence had finally untangled themselves, and the last thing he had expected to see upon returning to his workstation was several

Don't Cry series

Don’t Cry #12 of 17

Go back to #11 A When Lara received the call from her tormentor and kidnapper of her daughter, she told herself that she was ready to do whatever was necessary to get her daughter back. When the call had ended with instructions telling her to

Don't Cry series

Don’t Cry #11 of 17

Go back to #10 B Something told Segun that he shouldn’t have done what he had done, but whatever it was didn’t have enough grounds to exist. Something else told Segun that it was about time he did what he had done, and he was

Don't Cry series

Don’t Cry #10 of 17

Go back to #9 A Lara was almost out the door when a voice reminded her of the presence of two other souls in the house. “This one you’re wearing trench coat this hot afternoon, wetin do you?” Mercy’s voice, made gravelly by drinking and