TWO GRACES – GRACE OCHIGBO SEVENTEEN         She wouldn’t have accepted in her wildest imagination that a place like this existed in Ife. Few months ago, she could bet with her next salary that she’d scouted the nooks and cranny of this city – since undergraduate days through housejob and back for residency. Such a […]


TWO GRACES – GRACE OCHIGBO FIFTEEN           In front of him was a table top photo frame of his family. Dad was standing behind everyone in his well ironed army uniform while mum wore something that must have been the best attire in those days. She held onto him firmly on her laps. He must […]

TWO GRACES – Thirteen

TWO GRACES – GRACE OCHIGBO EPISODE THIRTEEN “I miss you too, daddy!” Hallie pouted while adjusting her head properly to face the camera. “You assured me you were going to come around yourself this time…” she frowned.                  Some little distance away, a couple of persons were laughing away. A female student she knew very […]


TWO GRACES – GRACE OCHIGBO EPISODE TWELVE                 Grace Oladele stepped aside as Alice opened the back door of the car. The latter placed two stainless flasks in there and made sure they were sitting properly before pulling her head out and closing the door. “Make sure you return the remaining stew into the freezer […]


“Are you trying to starve me?” Her forehead furrowed. Yeah, this was a complete non-joke because at times like this it was insane to smile. “No, ma’am!” Mrs. Jesse responded as politely as she could mutter. “My bones were eating themselves up to stay alive.” Grace sounded even meaner and that made Mrs. Jesse wonder […]


TWO GRACES – GRACE OCHIGBO TWO The atmosphere of tension had become so severe and pervasive that one could barely see more than a few feet in any direction. Everything came across as being louder than usual, the ticking clock especially. Some minutes ago, Grace Philips had considered removing a battery or two from that […]


PHILOPHOBIA SHORT STORY by Grace Ochigbo The long awaited day split open like it’s not the same one Ojoma had been looking forward to – her whole life? Yeah. Maybe. Probably. It feels like a lifetime already since a year ago when she first met Joshua; Josh, as his friends fondly called him, and ‘My […]