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Jul
2019

Blinded-A story of betrayal.

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Chapter 2 “My husband! Why are you against the prayer people coming to our aid? It is for our good. You have been kicking against me going to church or bringing a Pastor, since I got married to you.” “Woman. If you don’t stop bothering me about this silly thing, I would leave this food […]

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Jul
2019

Blinded- A story of betrayal.

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Chapter 1 Luck, they say, is an opportunity for good things, I was beginning to believe that fact. But then, my good luck turned around to mock me in the face. I was so lucky to get a man so wealthy and generous at my young age. I was the envy of my peers. But […]

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06

Jul
2019

5 Signs You Have An Untold Story In You.

You can learn how to plot a story. You can learn how to create realistic story people. You can even learn how to put emotions into words. You can also build up the endurance and discipline to get your butt in the chair and write day after day. All of that is teachable and figureoutable. […]

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Jul
2019

Affirmations For Overcoming Failure.

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Affirmations are now popular on the internet these days and it’s for a reason. Our mind is a crazy powerful thing- that when we can fill it with good stuff, good stuff happens! I’m telling you, it works! Bad things happen and they happen to all of us. We all fail at some point, but […]

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16

Jun
2019

Spirals- 26

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Episode Twenty-Six (Final Episode) “I can’t believe it, even after hearing it from your mouth,”Kunle said. He stopped by Juliet’s side, staring down at her. She had jumped to her feet, looking from me to Kunle. “You still come to see her after I warned you not to?” “Stop changing the subject,”Kunle snapped. The officer […]

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16

Jun
2019

Spirals- 25

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Episode Twenty-Five I never take for granted my mother’s prayers. The tears in her eyes, the heaviness in her voice and the way she would pat me, in reassurance to herself more than to me. I always see this gestures as from coming from deep within her soul and I know that God would not […]

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16

Jun
2019

Spirals- 24

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Episode Twenty-Four As the days passed, I couldn’t get my mind off the thought but I still couldn’t figure out why Juliet would know something about it and pin it on me. Why not let the perpetrator get justice? Why let an innocent person pay for another’s crime? The only answer I could get to […]

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16

Jun
2019

Spirals- 23

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Episode Twenty-Three “What sort of question is that?” Kunle asked, frowning. “What is wrong with you?” I continued glaring at him. They did everything together. Kunle’s face had not been familiar from the onset, unlike with Mark. I remembered the second guy but not as vividly as Mark. My insides were twisting with disgust and […]

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16

Jun
2019

Spirals-22

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Episode Twenty-Two I couldn’t believe what was going on. When the police came and read out to me my rights, I just stood motionless. Everything seemed surreal. I could hear Kunle trying to get Juliet to stop it all but Juliet had walked off, saying something about her party being ruined. There had been times […]

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28

May
2019

Spirals 21

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Episode Twenty-One I stood there, looking from face to face, flabbergasted to say the least. “I had nothing to do with this,” I said with widened eyes. “We all saw the way you yelled at him when everyone was dancing,” Juliet said, her voice low. I looked at her. It sounded like she was accusing […]

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27

May
2019

Spirals 20

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Episode Twenty Mark’s neck was at a weird angle. It was shocking. I had left him standing there and now he was dead. I thought I would be happy seeing him dead. It’s all I have ever thought about since he did what he did to me all those years ago, but seeing his body […]

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27

May
2019

Spirals 19

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Episode Nineteen “What?” I managed to choke out. “It wasn’t intentional,” Kunle said. “I saw you that day, staring at that jewelry, and I just felt pulled to you for some reason. Though, me getting you a present and offering my jacket are not gestures due to my growing attraction to you. They are actually […]

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23

May
2019

Spirals

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Episode Eighteen It was difficult to think of anything else. As I hastily escaped from Mark, my heart pounded against my ribcage. I kept on turning to check if he was following as I walked through the crowd in the living room . All I could think of was that I was in a spot […]

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23

May
2019

Spirals 17

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Episode Seventeen What was that smile all about? And why did he not stop stealing glances towards me? I stood there, wine glasses in both my hands, as I watched with the rest of the guests as Kunle and Juliet danced. Cameras were flashing and almost everyone was lifting phones to capture the moment. Yet, […]

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22

May
2019

Spirals 16

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Episode Sixteen I met one of Juliet’s cousin in the kitchen. She was sorting out the small chops on little disposable plates, while another woman who Juliet had introduced me as one of her mother’s friends was dishing out orders to the waiters regarding the drinks. This kitchen was one of the building’s two grand […]

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21

May
2019

Spiral 15

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Episode Fifteen The groom to be and his four friends strolled into the large living room at about 7:15pm. Kunle was at the fore, Mark at his right hand, the rest arranged into twos on either side of Kunle like escorts. They all wore matching black suits that shone in the bright room. Kunle wore […]

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21

May
2019

Spirals 14

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Episode Fourteen “Do you like it?” Juliet had asked as I stared dumbstruck at the beautiful gown I had pulled out of a big, brown paper bag. It was a simple black dress, knee-length, which had stones around the neck and arms, making it sparkle with each movement. “Like it? This is too much!” I […]

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21

May
2019

Spirals 13

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Episode Thirteen The day of the party had began fairly well. My mom had tried to change my mind once more but she was interrupted mid-sentence by Juliet’s call. Juliet’s excited voice had even lifted up my spirits and made me more confident about my decision to attend her party. After the call, seeing that […]

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21

May
2019

Spirals 12

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Episode Twelve Convincing my mom that I would be fine being apart from her for a day was hard work. She was not ready let me go, not with a person I barely knew. I had not been away from home since I dropped out of school to heal. When my mom could find no […]

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21

May
2019

Spirals 11

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Episode Eleven I dread nights. Once the sun is down and away from sight, and darkness envelops the earth, I tremble. Sometimes, it brings with it vivid flashbacks of the rape. So, I avoided being outside after dusk and ceased being able to sleep without bright light on. Eight years had not been enough to […]

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21

May
2019

Spirals 10

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Episode Ten I turned away from him in haste, but I had seen the hurt in his eyes. As I hurriedly flagged down the first Okada I saw and hopped on it, I was asking myself why exactly I did what I did. Why was I so angry? Why did he have to buy me […]

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20

May
2019

Spirals 9

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SPIRALS Episode Nine I averted my eyes from his continuous smile. What exactly is wrong with me? I can’t develop feelings for a man who’s already taken, and by my friend for that matter. I cautioned myself before looking back up at him. “Okay. That’s nice of you,”I said. “I have something for you,” Kunle […]

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20

May
2019

Spirals 8

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SPIRALS Episode Eight I had followed a strict daily routine for a long time. After I survived the four years of studying Mass Communication in the University of Lagos, I did not try to look for a white collar job. I cannot say what the reason was, but I didn’t even apply for the national […]

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20

May
2019

Spirals 7

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SPIRALS Episode Seven “What do you mean, mom? ” I asked her, taking a seat on the bed, looking up at her. “I’m just saying that you should be careful with her,” my mom said, passively. “In just how many days of knowing her, you meet that man. I wonder what other surprises lies in […]

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20

May
2019

Spirals (episode 6)

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SPIRALS Episode Six I watched the screen of my phone, letting Juliet’s call ring off. My mother sat silently, watching me watch my phone ring for two more times. “Isn’t that your new friend? The rich girl?” she asked. I only nodded at her, then turned away from the phone to remove my shirt. I […]

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11

May
2019

Spirals

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SPIRALS Episode Five My mother looked at me in confusion. “Saw who?” “Him.” There were only two people I referred to by pronouns and she knew it. I saw the recognition in her eyes before she added, “Oh, dear. Where?” I proceeded to tell her how and where I saw Mark, not failing to show […]

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11

May
2019

Spirals

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SPIRALS Episode Four By the time I got to my house, my eyes were sore from crying. The taxi driver had tried to find out if I was okay but I totally ignored him and his questions. My heart was burning. It felt like it was being savagely ripped apart. He did not recognize me. […]

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11

May
2019

Spirals

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SPIRALS Episode Three For the next thirty minutes or so Juliet used in picking out her jewelry, I tried my best to act like I wasn’t next to a creep. He tried to kick-start a conversation with me but I acted like helping Juliet choose a piece was my life’s ambition, ignoring him totally. Juliet […]

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11

May
2019

Spirals

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SPIRALS Episode Two “Yes it is,” I said quickly, looking away. “My name is Kunle,” he said. I looked back up at him to see a big grin on his face. “Kunle!” Juliet was hurrying over to meet us, her makeup had obviously been touched up while she answered her phone, which was probably in […]

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11

May
2019

Spirals

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SPIRALS Episode One I paused at the entrance of the store, taking in the magnificence of the place. The pure white glass showcases were filled with the most beautiful, sparkling jewels i had ever seen in my entire life. Everywhere was in white: the walls, the ceiling, and the counter. The tiled floor was a […]

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11

May
2019

20 Self love affirmations

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Hello everyone, we know how we wake up in the morning feeling like the world is about to fall on us, how we keep thinking of the day ahead before we even get out of bed. We think we shouldn’t be alive because things aren’t going the way we planned. We should have a little […]

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08

Apr
2019

How I Feel!

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Today is one if those days we all feel we shouldn’t be existing. Going through up and downs in life but you still don’t know how you feel about life…. What would you change in your life presently if you were given an opportunity to change something? I would say everything happening in my life […]

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Apr
2019

I Am Strong But Still Need A Shoulder To Lean On.

For a long time, strength has been seen as the supernatural ability to be the ultimate superhero of your life. People believe your body size is equal to your strength. Juggling through life challenges; the good and the bad. Bearing burdens and carrying responsibilities- without a single hair out of place. I smile everyday, show […]

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27

Mar
2019

Loving yourself isn’t vanity, it’s sanity.

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To love yourself is to accept oneself for the amazing human being you are, whether you think you are amazing or not, because the fact still remains that you are. Have you even thought of how you came to be a human being, with abilities that you ever thought you had or even know how […]

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Mar
2019

Long-term decisions. (Commitments)

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What is commitment ? Commitment in a relationship is an interpersonal relationship based on a mutually agreed upon commitment to one another involving love, trust, honesty, openness, or some other behavior. Love is commitment, in fact they are the same. You can not talk about commitment without love. Commitment means being dedicated to a cause […]

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13

Feb
2019

Why Do We Get Married.

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What is marriage? what is the difference between wedding and marriage?. Well I will tell you, marriage is an intimate union and equal partnership of a man and woman, it is also a natural institution and a scared union. On the other hand, wedding is a marriage ceremony, ritual officially celebrating the beginning of a marriage. Unfortunately, people forget […]

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13

Feb
2019

My Darkest Love

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My darkest love Is there such a thing as a happy ending?  Is this love real, or only an illusion?  I guess I’m going to find out. Even though I had been swept into a magical world, I was still an ordinary girl. But my love saw much more in me. His letters set my […]

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05

Feb
2019

Growing your personality

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Have you been looked down on? Have you left like a shadow of yourself because of people around you? Do you feel the mean for people to always approve of what you do? People can not define you. You should find your inner strength and fight when you are down. I tell people that no […]

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Feb
2019

My love

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I had wished for someone like you all my life. I thought I would never get one.. People condemned me for no reason, It brought my spirit down. I couldn’t stop thinking about you. I was ready to let you go, Since you weren’t looking my way. What more can I do? I prepared a […]

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28

Jan
2019

A story of Amanda

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Episode 1 I am a young girl from an average family. I have an elder brother. My mother is a trader and my father is a government worker. I had everything planned out and it was working out well. Until my father lost his job. I was in SS3 at the Federal Government College in Abuja. I had dreamt of becoming a medical doctor and […]

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12

Jan
2019

Qualities I seek for in a man…

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In Africa, it’s our mentality that when a young girl is in her 20s, she should be thinking of marriage and starting a family. They (parents) don’t bother to put us through on what us should accept or look out for in a man. Many do not know what they want- so they just go […]

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09

Jan
2019

Let it go!

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You know how everyday of our lives, we ask ourselves some essential questions- waiting patiently for an answer to come but dears it doesn’t come. At that moment you wish to talk to someone about it but it seems that everyone is busy facing their own issues. Have you ever desired something and you don’t […]

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30

Dec
2018

How to get out of an Unhealthy relationship.

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Hello everyone! Today we are gonna be talking about something that has been bothering me.  The world we live in is filled up with talks on domestic violence, broken homes and broken relationships. It doesn’t tell us the we are the architects of our problems. We fail to pick up the signs. We focus too […]

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30

Dec
2018

Take and give!

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Something has been bothering me…. Like all my life I have never experienced it but it came to my doorstep recently. I want to know when are we gonna change? Our men and women, they have to change the theory of take and give. A few days ago, I was coming back from the market. […]

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30

Dec
2018

Define your relationship!

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I was  in a serious conversation with a friend yesterday, about relationship and how sometimes the end up with a good result or bad result. We went deeper into talking about ‘Dating and Courtship’. I was full of confusion because I thought I knew what they both mean but I didn’t. We were trying to […]

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30

Dec
2018

My Dream Man Broke Me. A short story..

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I can’t understand what is happening. I woke up with one thought in my head. I have been dreaming of some guy I have never seen before. For two years now. I saw him again but this time it felt real. I checked the time, it was 7:05am…. Shit! I am going to be late […]

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30

Dec
2018

Appreciate yourself!

What is self-appreciation? Self appreciation is the process of appreciating yourself. Appreciating yourself is being grateful for your form. You can be: Thankful that your body is functioning well. Grateful that you are given talents and gifts. Grateful that you are alive. Based on research, it has been brought to our knowledge that people mistake […]

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