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Missing The Bus By Tolu Daniel

Missing The Bus By Tolu Daniel

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That was how you missed the bus; you had awoken earlier than the usual time and skipped your normal morning routines. Yet, you still missed the damned bus! Only three buses made the journey from Abeokuta to Abuja daily and you missed the last one and the only one that would get you to Abuja in time for you to sleep and prepare for the examination.

You stand by the bus stop to contemplate upon…

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Unpenetrable Gap

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There was once a gap
That i wished my tongue could penetrate
It was gleefully guarded by two guards
One a sentry from the garrison up above
And the other just a few ones down below

It was a gap that I had come to love
A gap that I actually enjoyed seeing
I was flashed a picture of this gap everyday
For over eleven months
But I never tried, not even once to force my way down

I am who I am today,
N…

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A Taste of Sweetness

I remember the taste of sweetness again, I remember the taste of your Honey filled lips,

A Taste of Sweetness

I remember the taste of sweetness again, I remember the taste of your Honey filled lips,

Saving Dapo XV

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Yemisi was nervous; watching the door as she was.
She did not want to call Dapo again; she had called him like fifty times in the past hour – and that wasn’t exactly bringing him any closer.
She had to be patient.
Her cocktail was beginning to warm; she put it down gently after taking a long pull from it and put it down – studying the hand she had carried it with.
It was trembling.
Hastily she…

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200 Naira Worth of Fear

200 Naira Worth of Fear

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by Tolu Daniel © 2014.

So I saw him again, looking all saint and godly, He took that pose beside his latest conquest, all be it his new girlfriend and my heart skipped a beat, no! not because his babe is fine for she really is but because he scares me. Yes, he still scares me, six years since the incident that involved him pointing a pistol at me just because he wanted to collect 200 hundred…

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Saving Dapo XIV

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“Da…Dapo?”
The voice sounded eerie faint – and Dapo spent a moment wondering if the person calling his name was who he thought it was.
It was.
“Yes Dad?”
The smile that creased his father’s face was like a child’s scrawl in mud. It lent humanity to what was to easy to mistake for a papier-mâché design. The whole thing looked crazy – with the different wires hanging from all over the place. Dapo…

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The Waiting Game

by Tolu Daniel I’ve been waiting for a long time, Standing there taking in the splendor…

The Waiting Game

by Tolu Daniel I’ve been waiting for a long time, Standing there taking in the splendor…

Saving Dapo XIII

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Yemisi watched Dapo disappear and burst into a fresh wave of tears.

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“Thank you, God bless you too. I’m so glad you’re happy,” she responded to Rita. “Em….he’s fine I’m sure.”
There were a few moments of nods – and then; “Yes, yes thank you. You too! Take care of him o!”
The phone clicked off and Yemisi held it…

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Saving Dapo XII

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Remi couldn’t look more surprised if he’d opened his eyes one morning and found Beyonce lying next to him.
Or maybe he would have. Anyways…
Dapo frowned, looking at Yemisi – particularly at the pinkish stain that was rapidly spreading along her face. “Yemisi?”
Her mouth was opening and closing like a gaffed fish’s. She tried to speak – what came out was a weird croak.
She swallowed and tried…

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Saving Dapo XI

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She couldn’t help the smile that appeared on her face as she saw him.
He stood at the gate; the back-and-forth movement of his head as he scanned the cooking women the only indication he was looking for something. Or someone.
Her.
She remained unmoving for some minutes, taking in his appearance. He knew how to wear clothes and even though he was casual – blue t-shirt and brown shorts with his…

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