Imagine a life without walls

(This is the unedited text from a 10-minute writing session last Friday).

There were no walls as far as the eyes could see. Not only were there no walls, there was also an absence of anything that could have served as a wall — rocks, boulders, tall grass.

I had been here for three days, and was still only getting used to the way things worked. For the first time, I wondered if physical walls actually create the walls in our hearts, for even the people I met had no walls in theirs.

Nobody lied because you gained nothing by doing so. You hid nothing because there was nothing to hide in the first place.

At first, I welcomed it, but after some time, I thought back to how it was in the world I had come from. Some things are better hidden, and walls serve to protect us, as well as to protect others from us.

I had a mission now, sadistic as it might be — to create walls, both physically, as well as in the hearts of the people of this world.


  1. Daudu says:

    You really are done with blogging
    you don’t even update and stuff no more
    I just decided to check out your blog today and I found a post
    cool! but too short cos I’m a story loving person and i love your writing loads
    your blog was actually the first one I read got the link from Seun’s site ” naira land “
    please do update often

  2. Jaycee says:

    You do great in telling short stories Azuka. Loved this one! 🙂

  3. detox says:

    funny..i like brought a smile to my face…are you heading to sci-fi? nice..brave, interesting concept/exploration of human behavior and learnt ways of being even when they’ve outlived their purpose…i liked 🙂

  4. Was thinking of you, and came by for an update. To my pleasure, I was blessed with this very well written post. Though short it is filled with a lot of significance and suggestions about life. At least to me. Very nice.

    Hope all is well with you and yours.

  5. Cider says:

    I guess you’ve been very busy with lots of stuff. As usual, I liked this v. short post of yours 😉
    Hope to read more updates sometime.
    Cheers, and all the best in all you do.

  6. veracity says:

    Nice,…loaded, short and succinct. Could this be heaven, an isolated desert civilization, a new world, a nudist camp or Utopia? Pray do tell!

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