Posts by Azuka


“…That was when I lost my wallet. Luckily for me, I had some money on me, so I was able to return to Abuja,” I finished. My mom looked like she was beginning to believe me. It’s at those times that I have to be extra wary. “Azuka,” she said finally, after a brief moment […]

I like you

I chuckled to myself as I said, “I like you.” Perhaps a little too loudly as it turned out. The girl walking in front of me took one quick glance back, wrinkled her nose and sped up. I wonder why. I’ve said and done many embarrassing things all my life. Sometimes it’s something from my teens, […]

Another kind of idiot

I’ve never had dry eye before, so when I started having a stinging sensation under my eyelid, I turned to Google. Apparently, wearing contacts can dry out your eyes. WebMD recommended eyedrops for short-term relief so off I went to the little grocery store near my office. I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one who spent a […]

Rant of today: writing

I can forgive its/it’s. You’re/your,  their/there/they’re are barely tolerable. If I was/if I were or there’s/there’re could be considered nitpicking. Women. “She’s a beautiful women.” “I’m a strong well adjusted women.” Am I missing something? Is it now one women, two womens,  three womenz? It’s your language for Pete’s sake! Amazingly, some of you have […]

At the Bus Stop

I got out of my AI class tonight at 9pm then headed to Ralph’s to pick up some deodorant and mangoes. Getting to the bus stop, I nodded to the guy waiting there then took my phone out to check the scheduled time for the next Metro bus. Slow app loading. I need to replace this phone, […]


Before I turned 20, all the heroes in my stories were between the ages 20 and 24. I don’t know about others, but when I hear an age, I get these bars in my head that looked like this when I was 17: 0 mths – 2 yrs | 3 yrs – 7 yrs | […]