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Book. August.  I’ve always loved August because it’s my birth month. I turn 21 this month.  Last year my dad said, ‘People don’t celebrate 20 years birthday. People celebrate 21. You can join us to drink then’  My mom said, ‘Don’t listen to your daddy o. Ehn? Everyday we live, we must celebrate life. Do you know how many people want to be your age? In your body? Having your

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1/9

Dear… Book, I don’t even know where to begin. Life is not normal; I just realized that today. It looks normal but it isn’t. The person sitting next to you on a bus might have just lost her father.  Everyone in my room is happy right now. Today is Bisola’s birthday and her boyfriend bought her three cakes and some gifts. There’s some mild alcohol too and people are trooping

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By God’s Grace

I was very angry today as I prepared for church service. It isn’t that Dayo does not know never to wear my shoes, he just doesn’t think I’m respectable enough to be obeyed. I looked at my neon sneakers and sighed. Mud all over the soles! Mom said as she did her makeup, ‘That’s good for you. Next time you’ll keep your things well. And why are you even thinking

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On B’s

On Bachelorhood ‘Dad, when do I start bachelorhood?‘ ‘Haha. I guess that’s when I kick you out of the house’  ‘Would you?’ ‘Well, I can’t give my word that I wouldn’t but let’s hope I don’t have to’  ‘So what do I do during bachelorhood?’ ‘That’s easy. You suffer enough to know that you need a higher being in your life.’ ‘God?’ ‘No…. Well, yes. But I meant a woman;

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Adebosayo Odunlami – Fairytales

Prompt: 8 March Fantasy The Tooth Fairy (or Easter Bunny, or Santa Claus…), a fun and harmless fiction, or a pointless justification for lying to children.   Adebosayo is my sister. Yes, my elder sister. And as I expected, she set the tone and pace for the interview. It was a very on-my-toes interview. I had to have an opinion, I had to ‘make it flow’, I had to think…

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Ode to Tales by Moonlight

Prompt: Jan 28 Ode to a playground A place from your past or childhood, one that you’re fond of, is destroyed. Write it a memorial.  In Memory of Tales by Pseudo-Moonlight Growing up, I loved to listen to stories. There were two immutable things by which I could be whisked away by any stranger and they were, Sleep and Stories. I would automatically open my eyes wide whenever anyone was

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