Category: Stories/Plays

Zee opened her email inbox and hiked her eyebrows as she saw the latest mail. It was from some ‘anonymouszz@gmail.com.’ With a bewildered chuckle she murmured, ‘Anonymous Z Z, kwa? Issokay!’

With an amused shake of her head, she opened her inbox and blinked rapidly at the first line.

‘As I write this email, Zee, I keep glancing at the bottle of painkillers I intend to overdose on.’

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‘I think I’m losing it gradually. I’m stressed like crazy and my brain is like a hundred degree Celsius. On my way here, I honestly considered just dropping everything and finding somewhere to sit on the floor by the roadside. I’ve actually been feeling that way all day. I feel like shutting down completely and not thinking of anything. Am I the first person to juggle a Master’s program with a demanding office job? People do it all the time! The whole subtle when-are-you-bringing-a-husband-home-drama from my parents is not helping matters at all. Don’t they get it? My life is chaotic and difficult as it is, I can’t even afford the luxury of thinking about marriage, much less adding a relationship to this crazy mix. And to make matters worse, the Holy Spirit has gone incommunicado! Not that I can blame Him. I haven’t been talking to Him much either, but really, I could make do with some comfort right now.’

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‘See Itohan, abeg don’t start with me this afternoon. I don’t have time for your palava, biko.’ Ruth hissed wagging her forefinger at Itohan while

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Damaris jolted to her feet as the lady who’d entered the pastor’s office some minutes ago came out and shut the door behind her. Finally!

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