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TWO GRACES – Three

“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 …

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TWO GRACES – Two

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 …

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NOMA DREAMS – 12

NOMA’S DREAM – GRACE OCHIGBO EPISODE TWELVE   “But why would you want to do that?” Prof Akpa shifts uncomfortably on his seat, trying hard to lock down the anger boiling up from his insides. He waits as the person on the other side of the phone speaks. The sharp …

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NOMA’S DREAM – EPISODE NINE

NOMA’S DREAM – GRACE OCHIGBO Patrick’s jerks and his face moves in the direction of the forcefully opened door. He watches with interest and concern as Akoji storms through the entire length of the outer chamber of the gym towards the inner chamber. The inner chamber is exclusive, more like …

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NOMA’S DREAM – EPISODE SEVEN

Darkness encloses round about the entire surrounding except inside the bedroom and the only sound one can hear are those coming from crickets who’d chosen the cold night to render their sonorous national anthems. Rhoda Badmus had slept off earlier while working on her desk. There’s a deadline to meet, …

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NOMA’S DREAM – EPISODE SIX

EPISODE SIX “You mean he did that?” Akoji’s smiles can be handled on bare hands. He waits for the person on the other end of the call to finish talking. Then with a deep breath and a change in facial expression that means he’s not interested in the new line …

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NOMA’S DREAM – Three

Noma’s Dream – Grace Ochigbo Episode three Her eyes are dull and empty, yet they tell a story of sadness as tears slowly fall down her face. Her shoulders slump to the left side in dejection. Her breathing slows as her heart barely could breath. She rubs the back of …

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This thing called LOVE – 25 (FINALE)

THIS THING CALLED LOVE – GRACE OCHIGBO EPISODE TWENTY-FIVE Noise and loud chatters went on and on as the elders exchanged pleasantries on their way out of the board room. “Amen, sir!”, “God bless, you my brother.”, “Oh, Elder… you are lifted!” Pastor Festus said all these and more as …

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This thing called LOVE – 16

This thing called LOVE – GRACE OCHIGBO EPISODE SIXTEEN.   “So you are saying there is nothing you can do?” Elder Achem cleared his throat. He’s getting this same question for the umpteenth time since the clergy man summoned him here. He’d tried to explain that the activities of the …

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This thing called LOVE – 15

This thing called LOVE – GRACE OCHIGBO EPISODE FIFTEEN “Please sign here, ma’am.” Joy Oguche reluctantly signed the document in the folder. The man who appeared to be in his mid-fifties yet smartly dressed closed the folder in his hands before handing a letter over to her. She accepted it, …

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