Djinn’s Day Out 9

    Phew! 2019 seemed to be in a hurry. It was just like yesterday that Ujay rushed into a church a few minutes before midnight to ensure she prayed herself into the new year. Now the new year had entered the second month!     Ujay was happy though. She had achieved something good so early in the year.     She had succeeded in reuniting Muyi and his wife. Each time she remembered the day she brought Muyi’s wife back to the house, her face would spread out…

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The real stranger among them

    Juliet Bumah     Something about Kim unsettles Dr. Sam. The first time he had a good look at her in the hospital, he was shocked. He found himself being drawn into her eyes. They seemed boundless. As he stared into them at intervals, he felt they were sucking him in. No woman has had such an impact on him before.     He isn’t sure what he feels towards her. Is it love? If it is, then it must be a different kind of love…a special kind…

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Djinn’s Day Out (7)

Juliet Bumah     Ujay was in and out of the hospital the first few days of 2019. She managed to drag herself to a church on her sister’s street few minutes before midnight on December 31st. New year day was very stressful for her. Despite her pregnant state, she had made herself caregiver to her sister’s neighbours’ children. The children were so adorable. She couldn’t leave them to their father who appeared so confused that he had on two occasions stood at the middle of the road and stared…

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Djinn’s Day Out (6)

For one month, Dave had toyed with the idea of calling his wife. Each time he picked his phone to call, pride would take over. Why would he be the one to call. Why wouldn’t she call? What was she trying to prove? A woman should be malleable. Moreover, what she did was sacrilegious. A married woman caught in the act! She should hide her face in shame! To make matters worse, she moved to her sister’s house and had been sitting pretty on her arse, not even making overtures…

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Djinn’s Day Out (5)

  It was the next morning that it occurred to Dave that his wife wasn’t at home. When he got home the previous night, he let himself in and went to his room. He didn’t step out of his bedroom till he was dressed and ready for work in the morning.     He wanted to leave home very early in the morning to avoid seeing his wife. He was still sleepy but didn’t mind. So, by past 5am, he was already at the front door. He had tiptoed past…

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Djinn’s Day Out (4)

U jay fidgeted in her car. She didnt know what to do. Should she drive home or drive to her sister’s house? She sat in her car and cried, tears dripping on her blouse. All of a sudden, it hit her: she must act fast or she might not have the opportunity to take any of her belongings out of the house. She engaged the gear immediately and drove out of the parking lot. She was lucky. The journey home was smooth. She drove fast and furious and was soon…

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Djinn’s Day Out (3)

Ho b b l i n g round the room with injuries on his conscience, Dave couldn’t think straight. He sat on the edge of the bed in his birthday suit. His mind had been in chaos since his wife left the hotel room. He was oblivious of the persistent knocking on the door and didn’t look up when the door opened and Dom walked in.   Dom was taken aback as he beheld the unclad man hunched over on the bed. “Boss,” he called out quietly, closing the door…

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Djinn’s day out 2

Dave blinked his eyes a number of times. He wished he was seeing an apparition. But no, she stood there, her eyes as round as saucers. He wished he had magical powers that could turnaround this situation. He had woken up with a funny taste in his mouth which had stayed all day.     Brushing with charcoal toothpaste, rinsing his mouth a number of times with mouthwash had not removed the taste. He should have known that that indescribable taste foretold something unpleasant. And he hit his toe against…

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Djinn’s day out (1)

Dave stared at his e m p t y glass. He had downed the last drop of the red wine more than an hour ago. Never had he exceeded one bottle of wine anytime he needed something strong.     Of course, until recently, he had always shared a bottle of wine with somebody. So, most times, he ended up not drinking more than a glass, depending on the capacity of his drinking partner. But of late, he had been drinking alone, and too frequently too. He picked his phone…

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Whatchamacallit 12

K nowing that her husband spent his days with cold bodies was beginning to give Keith’s wife gooseflesh. How can somebody enjoy cutting up cold bodies? For the two years Keith wooed her, she never visited him in the hospital where he worked. Of course, he invited her and made it clear she could drop by anytime she felt like. She was too uninterested then. She was visiting her former fiancée who dumped her few months to their wedding day almost every other day at work. She never found out…

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