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PLEASE MARRY ME – SIX

PLEASE MARRY ME – GRACE OCHIGBO CHAPTER SIX ILEANWA            My ten year old self had been extremely grateful at the opportunity to leave my uncle’s house. Back then, it felt like the best thing that happened to me, even when I didn’t know the way ahead. There was a …

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PLEASE MARRY ME – FIVE

PLEASE MARRY ME – GRACE OCHIGBO CHAPTER FIVE AYEGBA                    I wake as if it’s an emergency, as if sleeping this long has become a dangerous thing. My heart beats faster, there is a buzzing in my brain and together, they are as panic on sneakers. Only now my brain …

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Love In A Photograph – Eight

Love In A Photograph – Grace Ochigbo EIGHT                    No amount of expensive equipment can make up for the lack of plot. Or, is it the story line? So many things are not adding up. The movie started like a snail and almost ending like a sick dog. …

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TWO GRACES – SEVENTEEN

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 …

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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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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’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 Four

Noma’s Dream – Grace Ochigbo Episode Four The ringing comes out loudly again and this time it feels like he could hear it in the deepest part of his brain. How one cannot have a sound sleep in a house he single-handedly and completely paid for and owns, beats his …

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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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NOMA’S DREAM – Episode One

NOMA’S DREAM – Grace Ochigbo ONE One of the 4 inches’ heels, particularly the one on her left foot, slips off course. She’d stepped on a deep sandy surface, making her left leg hit a little stone right in front of her. The stone is little, but big enough to …

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