The Hero I Am Not

There are parts of being in love that are far from romantic. Like your lover dealing with hurt so deep it pierces your own chest. Understanding is never enough; intellect and sympathy are nearly powerless against pain. So you walk the line between desperation and helplessness, wishing more than anything that you could make problems… Continue reading The Hero I Am Not

I must save my apologies for when I am repentant.

Awakening is a journey that has taught me to interrogate my conscience, and why I feel inclined to apologize for everything I am and anything I feel. Sometimes, I carry myself like a black hole whose center resides where my heart should be, and my darkness stretches like shadows across the room. I speak to people… Continue reading I must save my apologies for when I am repentant.

Afordzi (A Short Story)

Edem had breached her agreement. She was now suffering the consequences, paying her penalties through nausea, sweat and convulsions. She had already spent several hours going back and forth between her bed and her trash can, dry-heaving over the latter for minutes at a time. She felt like she was going to die. Whatever was… Continue reading Afordzi (A Short Story)

Kuukua and the Killjoy Kente

Yes, I finished the series! Now I can end the year in peace! (Update: individual OTC stories are no longer available, but you can download them all in a single PDF collection on my OTC site.) Snippet below: Kuukua and the Killjoy Kente Charlotte was on the ceiling of Mr. Dotse’s office. I didn’t understand how… Continue reading Kuukua and the Killjoy Kente

If I Could Kill My Feelings… (A Novelette)

A novelette is just a really long, short story. And this particular one is romantic African science fiction. Here's the PDF: If I Could Kill My Feelings. I hope you enjoy it. But if you don't, that's okay too. We can still be friends. 🙂 And yes, the title of this story has an optional ellipsis… Continue reading If I Could Kill My Feelings… (A Novelette)

Kuukua and the Difficult Doors

Number Six! (Update: individual OTC stories are no longer available, but you can download them all in a single PDF collection on my OTC site.) Sneak peek? Kuukua and the Difficult Doors There were invisible threads on the ceiling now. My roommate Nana Konamah and I had gotten fed up. The architects of this hostel must… Continue reading Kuukua and the Difficult Doors