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MYSTERIES OF BELLA EPISODE 15: Jeremiah’s Proposal

“You won’t believe who I saw this morning at the jewelry store buying an engagement ring!” My friend shouted at the other end of the phone.   I rolled my eyes, half looking at my computer screen, half monitoring Missy’s movements.   “This person must be really special to...

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MYSTERIES OF BELLA EPISODE 14

Visiting Jeremiah’s Little Cottage   At 8:01am the next day, Lisa called me to say she was outside my house. As I stepped into her car, I hoped in my heart that I was doing the right thing.   After so many turns and losing our way a couple...

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MYSTERIES OF BELLA EPISODE 12

“Are you out of your mind?”   That came out before I could stop it. I wasn’t sure of what to make of what I just heard.   He didn’t respond, he only stared.   “You call off your engagement to a woman you have been bethrothed to for...

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MYSTERIES OF BELLA EPISODE 11

Jeremiah’s Text….Gregory’s Offer.   “I said I ran out” I responded, feeling so ashamed before my friend of fifteen years.   “Isabella, why do you always run out? The last time you ran out of an elevator, now you run out of a restaurant!” She was looking at me...

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MYSTERIES OF BELLA EPISODE 10

REALITY’S WELCOME   Don’t stop” I wanted to cry out.   As my heart continued to race, I knew that in a few moments this was going to be over.   As if to hear my internal plea, he kissed me deeper. I melted in his embrace. I couldn’t...

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MYSTERIES OF BELLA EPISODE 6

BELLA EPISODE 6: MONDAY CAME, EVENTUALLY.   “Meyer Isabella, Head of Legal Affairs.”   When I saw the gold-plated inscription on the door of my new office, I stared a little longer. Truth be told – I wasn’t feeling quite as much as head of anything, let alone, head...

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Mysteries of Bella Episode 5

Bella Episode 5: Mother’s Visit Fom the corner of my eyes, I could sense my mum was watching me.   She liked to do that a lot. When I was much younger, it really got on my nerves; it still did although thankfully, I didn’t see her as often...

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MYSTERIES OF BELLA EPISODE 4

BELLA EPISODE 4: As I stepped into the restaurant, a thousand questions came like flood into my mind. I tried really hard to catch up with answers. The persistent one was, “What in Heaven’s name am I doing, coming to meet with Jeremiah’s cheating fiancée after witnessing the act...

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MYSTERIES OF BELLA EPISODE 2

MY DISCOVERY BELLA EPISODE 2: In contrast to the long blue satin gown he sent, I appeared at the venue in an overflowing lilac chiffon gown. Clutched in my arms was a purse to match my silver dropping earrings and my shoes. Lesley, Jeremiah’s PA already hinted that it...

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MYSTERIES OF BELLA EPISODE 1

BELLA EPISODE 1 MY ATTRACTION, MY INVITATION AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN   Alarmed, I stared at him. A part of me knew this feeling of attraction, a part of me denied it. I think he read my mind, because he stared back… deeper than I did… Fiercer, too. What...

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A NEW JOURNEY

NEW JOURNEY: (Sequel to Journey to Revelation) The will to live again overpowered every trace of bitterness I felt when I thought about my life with Pastor John. I went back to where it all began………………….Divine Assembly. My parents were still there. A bit frail looking as they approached...

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JOURNEY TO REVELATION

REVELATION: I looked at the plain white ceiling above, my gloomy thoughts rushing forward in their multitudes, almost choking me. The door opened slowly and I stared with vacant eyes at the person who walked into the room. ‘Miriam, I came as soon as I could. How are you...

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Lonely Song

The moment I heard the key turn in the lock, my heart skipped a beat. I just did not know what to expect anymore. My life had become like the script of a horror movie, with me as the innocent victim. I had so many questions to ask. ‘How...

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Altar of Sacrifice

The door opened slowly but the boy who lay on the bed staring into the empty space ahead of him did not even notice. He saw beyond the walls to a place tucked deep in his memory. ‘What could be bothering a genius like you?’ The voice sounded close...

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Adam and Steve (Part 3)

Henry looked past me as if seeing the events that led up to the depravity that now plagued him. I listened as he told his story. I was initiated into the gay circle during my secondary school days. When I started the school, I was a happy little boy....

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Adam and Steve (Part 2)

I lay on the bed, staring into space throughout that day. I refused to eat anything or talk. My mind was numb. I listened as my mentor spoke but I could not hear much of what he said. The horror images of Henry and Collins kept running through my...

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Adam and Steve (Part 1)

The arrival hall of the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos was packed full with travellers. Many milled around getting food and drinks; others stood by and picked their luggage. I wheeled my pint size suitcase and walked towards the revolving doors, a smile on my face. I knew how...

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Dance of Shame (Part 3)

Can I say till I met him? Sure I can. For though I had met him before, the person that I encountered again was a new man……..different from the one I knew earlier. It was two years after my graduation from the university. I was still a lovely rose...

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Dance of Shame (Part 2)

In my final year, I took an elective course in the History department. There I made friends with a group of girls in class who were as notorious as I was. There was a difference between us though. While my friends went after men for money, I went in...

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Dance of Shame (Part 1)

MY PAST Men! They never cease to amuse me with the way they carry on. Most of them bestride the female world with arrogance, much like the legendary Colossus as Shakespeare of old did say. I wonder if they are really in control the way they try to make...

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Work Had Really Been Stressful for me

It has been ten months since I lost my job; I got to the bank one morning and was given a termination letter. It was very unexpected as I had been one of the best in my branch but the bank was downsizing and I was a victim. I...

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