Tag "heartbreak"

Editor's Desk 11 Comments

THE OPEN LOVE LETTERS: Entry 4

Dear You  Every time I think about 2015 and I remember how my heart stayed shattered for all of that year, I find myself wondering for the umpteenth time how

Our Stories 45 Comments

BLEEDING HEART

I saw him even before he saw me. He was an ugly man by every standard – short, scrawny and as black as charcoal. I had no interest in him

Editor's Desk 46 Comments

Random Questions II

There are people who shrug off their breakup like it’s just another event in the life of a Nigerian. And then there are those who practically go through the valley

Poetry 7 Comments

HOME

Together we sat Under a leaking roof Misery, I and a broken heart * Two moons and a quarter Through the clanging of bells And the period of the sleigh

Our Stories 9 Comments

People Always Leave

People always leave… I remember the words ever so clearly now from a TV show I watched a few years back. People always leave, she’d said. And I never really

Our Stories 26 Comments

YOUR POISON

You remember the first day you saw him; he had been wearing a blue shirt. It had been remarkable because it was your orientation week and you first-years had not

Series (Non-Fiction) 18 Comments

THE OPEN LOVE LETTERS: Entry 3

Dear You Last night was very hard. Actually, it wasn’t all of last night. I woke up by 2am to a night that was breathing peacefully. It felt like something

Series (Fiction) 35 Comments

1213-2

Previously on 1213… * “I beg your pardon?” I said, my eyes narrowing with fire banking in their depths. My hands were trembling. Aliu tipped his chin, his expression knowing and

Our Stories 20 Comments

LOVE…OR SOMETHING LIKE IT

Do you believe in love? Can you say when love happens? Are there rules of engagement in this thing called love? Does love conquer all? I am a romantic, and

Fiction 29 Comments

BECAUSE YOU LOVED

Writer’s Note: This story is inspired by true events. You loved him and he loved you too. At least you thought he did. He could pass as your shortest relationship