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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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This thing called LOVE – 20

This thing called LOVE – GRACE OCHIGBO EPISODE TWENTY. Fear gripped Susan on that grounded position for several minutes. She scanned her eyes through the multi-spaced iron gate leading into Angela’s house, especially to the security man’s house from where they’d gotten a once-dipped-in-blood knife. Many thoughts about how one …

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This thing called LOVE – 17

This thing called LOVE – GRACE OCHIGBO EPISODE SEVENTEEN As the police officer led Caleb to the desk, he felt his hands shiver whilst still locked tightly behind him in iron cuffs. He’d refused to regret. Deliberately. Regretting would mean him giving up. Regretting would mean him condescending to a …

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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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