Author: town gist

She had just completed high school and was at home waiting for her results when I came into her life. She had plans of pursuing higher education but money was a problem. In the beginning stages of our relationship, I was just there offering her emotional support. As time went on, I got to know her better. Every time she revealed a new side of herself to me, I fell deeper in love with her. She happens to be one of those people you can’t help but love. What I even loved more about her was the fact that she…

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She was living in the neighborhood of a house I rented an apartment in last year. I only used to see her around the house. We didn’t talk much except for the occasional small talk. Stuff like, “Hello, how are you?” Or “Hi, where have you been? I haven’t seen you in so long. Did you travel?” Our conversations only stayed on the surface but she always had a warm and bubbly demeanor. Whether I talked to her on a rainy day or on a sunny day, she spoke with the freeness of a two-year-old. Her energy was so pure…

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Days later, my school proprietor came to see me with a man. I didn’t like the way he looked at me. His eyes were fixed on me all through the conversation. Even when I locked gaze with him, he didn’t shift. He kept his eyes fixed on me while I was telling my story. He was a pastor. His name was Edudzi. After telling them my story, he went quiet. He was still looking at me, stiff, motionless. His first sentence was, “She’s telling the truth. Everything she has been through is written on her face. Her eyes confirm what…

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I was quite young when I began questioning the absence of my father. Our residence was in a compound house where each household had a man overseeing its affairs. However, ours was an exception, as we lacked a male figure. My only companion was my mother, whom I observed venturing to the market early in the morning and returning late at night. In the afternoons following my return from school, I would accompany my mother to the market. It became a routine for me to have my lunch and complete my homework there. As evening approached, I assisted her in…

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Lauren always had a feeling that Ken might be cheating on her, even though she never caught him doing anything suspicious. There were no incriminating texts or clear evidence, but a strange feeling lingered. Despite her doubts, Ken’s friends vouched for his goodness, so Lauren tried to trust him and let her guard down. Overall, their relationship was healthy, with occasional fights, but they enjoyed each other’s company. Trouble surfaced when Lauren started working the night shift for her dream job as a late-night radio show host. Initially, Ken supported her and even threw a small celebration for her success.…

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Biodun was sure she had everything under control with her man, feeling confident that nobody, not even someone like Jezebel, could take him away from her. The wedding bells were ringing loudly, and the big day was just around the corner – only two months or a bit more, and she would officially become his wife. All the arrangements for the wedding were in full swing, with their pre-wedding photos on display for everyone to admire. The parents were overjoyed to see their children making the right decision to walk down the aisle and start a new chapter together. Everything…

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For the past two weeks, I’ve been staying in the same room as my mom. We share a bed, and my main job is to make sure she’s okay and doesn’t do anything strange. She doesn’t sleep much. Even when she closes her eyes, I can tell she’s not really sleeping. When she does sleep, she snores softly. But when she’s pretending to sleep, there’s no snoring. Instead, she tosses and turns until morning. Some nights, she quietly goes to the hallway and cries. I see her leave, but I don’t follow because there’s nothing there that could hurt her.…

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Two years after his wife had a baby with a different skin color, he decided to leave. The surprising truth came out through a DNA test. Now, let’s go back a bit to when Martin and Lena first met. It was at a college event filled with colors, music, and laughter. Martin, a tall guy with African roots, was there for the basketball team. Lena, with a strong connection to African culture, was sharing her poetry with a small group. Imagine the moment when Martin and Lena’s eyes met during her poetic performance. It was like everything around them paused.…

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I’m a young mom with two kids. My husband and I got married in 2017, and we’ve been happily living together since then. I met him through my mom, who used to work with his mom at a government hospital. After graduating from university, I was waiting for my call-up letter for national service. As the first child in my family, my mom always urged me to get married, even though it wasn’t a top priority for me back then. She had been gently pressuring me during my university days, but once I graduated, the pressure increased. She kept asking…

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The first time I saw Tom, he was with some friends, and those friends were also friends of mine. On that day, I didn’t really pay much attention to Tom. I just had a quick chat with my friends and went on my way. But as time went on, I kept bumping into Tom everywhere. It seemed like he was always around. Once, there was a church dinner, and we both happened to be there. I was sitting with my friend Sarah, and Tom was at another table, looking in our direction. Sarah noticed him staring and told me, “That…

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