Dinner Talk & a Warning

Thaddaus on his way to Krasi where he was to meet Ms. Sambu. It was early Saturday evening. During the week, he had called her and asked her to have dinner with him. She sounded surprised but accepted his invitation. They arranged to meet in front of the restaurant at seven. When he got there, …

Abuja, the Lake & the Girl

She stood by the tree, watching him as he walked along the wooden plank above the lake. He was half naked and bare feet, wearing only swimming trunks. He had a very nice physique. She had never seen him before and she had been coming to this lake for a while now. Was he a …

Daeshim Runs into Min

Daeshim was at a business function which required formal wear. It felt strange being dressed like that during the day instead of in the evening. And it was too bad that it was during the week because he couldn't take Sade. He told her about it last night when they were lying in his bed …

The Housekeeper

It started with her being his live-in housekeeper. She had migrated from Lusaka, Zambia and needed a job. She saw an ad in the newspaper for a living housekeeper and she went to apply in person. The interview was to be held at the detached home in London. When she showed up, he answered the …

Arjun Considers Dating Again

Photo by sumit kapoor on Pexels.com It was early Monday morning. Only the two of us were there. Now was my opportunity to ask her to have lunch with me. I stood there watching her, nervous, scared. Since my breakup with Darshika, I haven't looked at another woman or thought about dating again. That was …

Jason’s Announcement

Jason was in his living-room, sitting on the floor, looking over a music sheet while having a cup of hot Kenyan yellow tea. It was 7:15 so it was too late to call his father. It was after mid-night there. He would have to call in the morning. He had exciting news to tell him …

Sade Tells Dae What Happened

"What's the matter?" Dae asked me. It was six fifteen in the evening and I was at his flat. After school, I had gone to the library where I spent at least two hours, doing my homework and studying until it was time for me to come and see him. I was still smarting from …

With Friends Like These…

It was in between classes and I was hanging around in front of the lockers. To pass the time before my next class, I decided to look at the photos I had taken of Dae. I didn't hear Veronica and Radika as they walked up behind me and peered over my shoulder so I was …

Buenos Aires, Here We Come

"I got a very exciting assignment," Chioma told Dushan. They were at his flat and had just finished having dinner which he had prepared earlier that day. He was an excellent cook. "Oh. What's the assignment?" He looked at her and it occurred to him that she didn't seem excited at all. "I get to …

Having Words

"What were you thinking, Tadeas?" "Mother, did you just drop by so that you could scold me for having dinner with Velma at Claridge's? "What happened with Briony?" "I stopped seeing her. It doesn't make sense to continue seeing her when I want to be with Velma." "Velma. Isn't she your supervisor?" "Yes." "Isn't there …

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