Bossladies 63: Go suck a lemon

  Debola could not believe her ears. Aunty prophetess was pregnant! So, she was hunting for a man too? “You’ve been praying for me for over five years and nothing happened despite my despiration,” Debola said. “That is the problem. That desperation has cost you a lot. Let me tell you, everything we achieved in the past five years has been wiped away by your desperation. Do you know for how long I prayed and waited before I got this man? Do you know the number of trips I made…

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Bossladies 62: Stop looking at me!

Juliet Bumah Jay tossed and turned on his bed. Try as he could, sleep eluded him. He remembered that one could count himself to sleep but there was no star to be counted and the ceiling was one white slab that covered the huge room. He picked his phone and went to his Whatsapp home page. That proved to be his undoing. He hadn’t checked his wife’s Display Picture in days.   The picture he saw there sent warm blood down to his mojo. He hadn’t seen it before. Adele…

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Bossladies 61: Price of beauty

  Though he had escaped from Debola and her mother, Jay knew he was in deep shit. Debola would go for his jugular. Her mother wanted him out of that space. He knew it; Debola knew also. He knew it would be difficult for Debola to convince her mother that he was up to any good thing. That made things easier for him on that front. No mother would want her daughter to be yoked with a jobless, not-too-young man. He smiled. Why would Debola think of tying him down…

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Bossladies 60: Test of true love

  Each time she opened her eyes, she saw the eyes staring at her. She wondered where she was. Her mind couldn’t focus on anything. Suddenly, everything seemed to be turning round. She felt herself being lifted, face turned upward. As she was about to hit the white ceiling, she started dropping. She opened her mouth and let out a blood-cuddling scream. No one heard her. Not even the pair of eyes that was boring into hers. She fell and fell…she screamed as she hurtled down. She had already lost…

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Bossladies 59: Familiar stranger

  Suddenly, he stopped struggling with them and one of the two security men trying to drag him outside missed his step and nearly fell down. “Oh sorry,” Jay told him, reaching out to steady him. The other security man stopped. One could see the surprise on their faces.   “I’m really sorry. I lost it in there. She’s my wife. Something took over me. Can’t explain it. Lemme take some deep breath outside. I’ll get back to her. I need to steady myself. Please go ensure my wife is…

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Bossladies 58: Dark rage

She tarried a while and looked around her before climbing the short stairs leading into the restaurant. As she stepped on the porch, the electronically controlled glass door opened and she went in. Inside, she looked round and didn’t see any familiar face.   She noticed an unoccupied table at a very quiet corner and was about to move there when a waiter came towards her. “Are you expecting someone ma’am?” He asked with a smile. “Yes. I want a quiet place. That table will do,” she said, pointing to…

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Bossladies 57: Silently loud ache

Jay was bent on renewing conversation with Adele. From Charles’ story, he knew he wasn’t far from losing it all if he didn’t act immediately. He was lucky. Adele answered his call two days ago. Though she would not let him come to the house, she agreed to meet him at a pub. He got her a bottle of her favourite perfume. He was preparing to be the perfect husband.   He kept the well-wrapped bottle of perfume on his table in the office. He was in good spirit, despite…

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Bossladies 56: When the talks thin out at home…

    Last night wasn’t funny at all for Jay. He experienced what he wouldn’t wish his enemy. It also opened his eyes to the workings of the human mind. If the police could misunderstand his simple move to answer the call of nature and tag him as one on self destruct mode, then anybody could misunderstand anything. Suicide was no way out of any problem. Each time someone ended it all, he only in created more problems for the loved ones he left behind. It was a mark of…

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Bossladies Nest 55: Searching for lost mojo

When Jay drove out of the house at past midnight, he had only one thought in mind: to catch his wife redhanded and deal with her and whoever was giving her so much joy and causing him unbearable heartache.   Thus, he had driven down to their house in fury, forgetting he no longer had access to the house. He was jolted back to reality when he got there. He had honked and a security man had peeped from the hole but neither opened the gate nor came out to…

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Bossladies 53: I’m a screw!

Jay called Adele’s phone repeatedly and she didn’t answer. He needed to see her. How could she conceive such evil in her heart? He didn’t even know if she’d got a buyer for the property already. When all efforts to reach her on the phone failed, he called their children and explained his predicament to them. In a very clear tone, they told him that they had no say in the matter since the property belonged to their mother. She had every right to do whatever she desired with her…

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