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TWO GRACES – SEVEN

TWO GRACES – GRACE OCHIGBO SEVEN                Two hours ago, her brain was on five percent battery. There are days the tiredness came in both forms, physical and mental. She knew her body needed rest yet her mind needed it to move, to burn the anxiety right out. Landing …

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TWO GRACES – SIX

TWO GRACES – GRACE OCHIGBOSIX                        Kay’s clinical judgment on her mother’s health further reiterated Grace’s initial suspicions. The older woman had been compliant with her medications, she hadn’t felt dizzy or lightheaded neither had her blood pressure risen any higher than its normal range. In fact, it was lower …

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PHILOPHOBIA

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 …

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Noma’s Dream – Episode 15

NOMA’S DREAM – GRACE OCHIGBO EPISODE FIFTEEN “It’s not what you think, Honey.” Prof Akpa finally finds his voice. He thinks about love and consequences for a minute before moving slowly towards the door where his wife is standing, frozen. Her eyes dead with fear and he knows better than …

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NOMA’S DREAM – EPISODE 14

NOMA’S DREAM – GRACE OCHIGBO EPISODE FOURTEEN   Noma rubs her smooth palms over Hallie’s scanty hair lovingly. The little girl is deep asleep and Noma has refused to take her to bed. She’s missed her child – her heart in one person. Whatever she was thinking when she neglected …

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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 ELEVEN

NOMA’S DREAM – GRACE OCHIGBO EPISODE ELEVEN   Patrick couldn’t believe who his eyes is seeing. A yawn escapes his mouth and he wipes his eyes with the back of his left palm. Perhaps, the early morning sunrise shining brightly on his eyes is affecting his horizon of vision. He …

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NOMA’S DREAM – 10

NOMA’S DREAM – GRACE OCHIGBO EPISODE 10   Noma turns uncomfortably on her bed. The night isn’t coming to an end in her own thoughts. Although she had only gone to bed not long ago, sleep seems to have deserted her and hers lately. She pulls her weight off the …

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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 Five

NOMA’S DREAM – Grace Ochigbo Episode Five Beatrice Mba comes out from the kitchen to join them in the sitting room. It’s rather surprising that her husband is all dressed in one of his most elaborate ceremonial attires and on his way out already, much more her son Clinton. The …

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