DANGLING CARROT—BAIT

I had a gist with a friend and I’m sharing this with his permission. “She keeps telling me she wants to have sex. I think she’s just dangling the carrot. In my head, I really don’t know if should give in or not. I likened him to a mule; a stick is tied to the…

SAPPHIRE(Chapter 12)

Someone spoke to her. “Anti” She burst into frustrated tears. “I came here to learn Yoruba ways and work here!” The man switched to English as easily as someone might strip off a glove and toss it aside. “Are you unwell?” “No. I’m unemployed. I’m looking for work.” She apologized and wiped her face. The…

LAZINESS

I WILL—TO WILL IS TO DO I remember growing up with these words from my mother; having a strong desire(intention) for doing is not same as getting things done. I want you to picture this scenario; imagine your young daughter tugs on your skirt repeatedly with a tight grip then pleads that you guide her…

SAPPHIRE (CHAPTER 11)

Sapphire received a letter from Precious ten days later. I saw your father and mother in church. Your brother came, too. Jane didn’t. Most people think she went back to work. Of course, she hasn’t. I asked your mother if I might come to call on Jane. She asked how much you had told me…

MY MISSION, MY PLAN

Happy New Year! There is something about the beginning of the new year that just calls for planning and dreaming. The new year gives ‘official’ calendar changing permission to leave the old behind and begin anew. Well, i love the new year. This time of year is full of fresh beginnings and excitement of things…