The Congruence… Episode 12

The Congruence XII “Was it something I said?” “Was it something I did?” “Did I hurt you?” He knelt down next to me; a pillow tucked between his knees, and continued to ask questions. He…

The Congruence…Episode 11

The Congruence XI The date with Captain was exquisite…and most of the things Deola taught me during the week came in handy. Dinner was at a highbrow restaurant with lots of classy people. I was…

The Congruence… Episode 10

The Congruence X “Well, I don’t know about that…all I know is that you abandoned me. You promised to be back soon and you were away for almost 2 hours” I said just to digress…

The Congruence… Episode 9

The Congruence IX I marveled at how Deola successfully stuck a pin in my bubble…how she skillfully rid me of an excuse that took almost a week to hatch. I took the phone and talked…

The Congruence… Episode 8

The Congruence VIII I stood at the same spot for a couple of minutes trying to process what just happened. Did I just shake hands with Chief Agbabiaka? The owner of Agbabiaka Group of Companies?…

The Congruence… Episode 7

The Congruence VII Sister Grace responded that my mum was critically ill. They had thought it was Malaria and were treating it in-house…but she didn’t get better.  My mum passed out the day before that and they…

The Congruence… Episode 6

The Congruence VI I could not get that statement off my mind…somehow I had an idea of what it meant or at least what it implied but was going to let sleeping dogs lie. I had…

The Congruence… Episode 5

The Congruence V I got my first clue the day another girl in the room crossed Deola’s path and called her “Aristo” (a term coined for girls that slept with married men for money). Deola didn’t…

The Congruence…Episode 4

The Congruence IV All my money was gone…it was as if someone died. I tried to be calm but I just couldn’t. It wasn’t long before I started to cry…some of the girls in the…

The Congruence…Episode 3

The Congruence III I am also brilliant academically, although not as much as my eldest sister but I managed to pass my S.S.C.E.  Sister Grace swore that I would get a degree as long as…

The Congruence…Episode 2

The Congruence II The stigma of being the drunkard’s child was another thing; every kid in the neighborhood made fun of us and would refer to it if a fight broke out between us and…

The Congruence…Episode 1

How can a sheep that detest faeces mingle with dog? (From a popular yoruba adage) She was the last born of a family of 7 children who lived in poverty due to the poor standard…

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