Tell Me Not To Go

Something happened to me two days ago. I was your usual Zach. Chill Zach. Lover of Game of Thrones Zach. Lover of Lifehouse Zach. Lover of Chapati Zach. Lover of Suzzie Zach. I was going to marry Suzzie in two days. And when you think of someone, they seem to think about you too. Because just as I was thinking […]

Don’t Call Me A Single Mother

Mine is the typical story of a failed marriage. You think you have it figured out. You also think he has you figured out. So decidedly, you take a chance on each other. And they call you a married woman. Years into your marriage, you have children with him. They still call you a married woman. They also call you […]

I Want You

I have a good mind to strut in here and pretend that this is not a brand new year. I could go ahead and narrate a story I was told recently, try to make it the best read you’ve come across so far this year, yet, and hope that I succeed. I could choose to pretend that this year doesn’t […]

Before And After

I hold a wedding invitation card in my hands. A man I know is about to get married. Fancy that! Just a month ago, I held a steak down with a fork, cut out a chunk of it and placed it on my tongue. I moved it between my teeth, soaked it in saliva, bit into it, turned it around, […]

Ask Me About My Marriage

Go ahead. Ask me about this man that I loved so much, enough, in fact, to agree to marry him just so that I could spend the rest of my life with him. The rest of my life. Isn’t that something? And I did it young too – on my 28th birthday. That was pretty young for a generation that […]

The Kiss

If I open that door, he will be standing on the other side. Shifting his weight from one leg to the other. Wearing a remorseful look. The smile that I had come to know and love will be nowhere in sight. He will still stand tall, bewitchingly handsome. His hair will have been left to grow out – changes I […]

Led By A Woman

You’ve heard it said that women are the real architects of society. Then you have witnessed incidences which negate this saying in the form of women going through so many injustices in the hands of men. Then you have doubted the authenticity of that statement, even wondered if when said by Harriet Beecher Stowe it was meant to be taken […]

Love At 47

Been there done that. That’s what you think. You’ve had relationships. Enough to know how to handle them. You’ve been married. It didn’t work out. You sought divorce. Signing those papers came with some awareness. You now know what you want from relationships. You have mastered the art of love. Mastered matters of the heart. DeBarge says the heart is […]

I Will Hurt You

In a few minutes, you will walk through that door. It is a beautiful night. You are a beautiful lady. We’ve been talking for days. Sending messages back and forth – text, WhatsApp, Facebook. We’ve met casually a couple of times in our daily life. Had a few conversations. Today, I am delighted that you agreed to come on a […]

Marry Him

You. In a red dress. Holding a glass of wine in your right hand and your clutch bag in your left underarm. What’s that, red wine? No? White wine did you say? Look around you. What do you see? Nice crowd don’t you agree? Beautiful ladies. Handsome men – men you would love to date someday? Not too far in […]

Goodbye Husband.

You’re in a hurry to leave, I know. Your girlfriend is waiting for you outside. In her car. I know she drove you here. You don’t want to keep her waiting, I know. I know, ok? You don’t want me to ask the many questions that fill my mind, I know. And I won’t. Just give me a few minutes […]