Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode 5 by Fisayo Talabi

“I hope you do like the scenery, at least.” Toba said. He was looking at her and hadn’t taken his eyes off her even for a second. He was acting as though he had never seen her in his entire life. He had told her for the third time that evening that she was beautiful. Yes she knew that she was beautiful but a bit … Continue reading Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode 5 by Fisayo Talabi

Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode 4 by Fisayo Talabi

The band was ministering life at the party. It was one of those bands that played so well you wouldn’t realize that you had joined in on the moves and komoles and Yoruba booty shaking. The person who played the drums truly deserved a Grammy award. Kiky had dragged her from her seat to the dance floor and the two sisters danced together to the … Continue reading Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode 4 by Fisayo Talabi

Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode 3 by Fisayo Talabi

Saturday was her best day of the week. It was because that was the only time she got to sleep, rest, eat and binge watch or catch up on her favorite TV soaps and YouTube series. Her favorite was This Is It on LowlaDee TV. She just found herself falling in love with Dede’s character while secretly crushing on Tomide. Yeah, fine boys were her … Continue reading Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode 3 by Fisayo Talabi

Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode One by Fisayo Talabi

The feel of the cool and chilly breeze from the LG air conditioner which was right above her work space awakened the drowsiness in her. It probably did not help that she had just downed a full plate of coconut rice and smoked turkey wings at the cafeteria on the fifth floor. Something beeped. She looked at her computer screen. It was an email from … Continue reading Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode One by Fisayo Talabi

The Old Woman … By Chidera Duru

I helped an old woman carry a basket of fruits to her roadside kiosk. When I dropped the basket, the woman looked at me, her gaze soft and piteous, and she said, “My son, I would have blessed you, but you see, there is no use. You will die tomorrow!” My ears immediately felt stuffed, as if with wool. “What?” My heart started racing. She … Continue reading The Old Woman … By Chidera Duru

Inside Anointing by Chidera Duru

You could ask any member of Our Savior Ministry and they would tell you there was nothing Bro Silas could not do. Whether it was to raise the dead, heal the sick or make the blind see, Bro Silas lived up to his reputation. He simply had a healing hand. This was how Mummy’s friend, Aunty Chichi, introduced Our Savior Ministry to us on that … Continue reading Inside Anointing by Chidera Duru

Caught Pants Down by Chioma Agbaraka

​ Gift tapped tentatively on the door. “Who is there?” “It is me, open the door.” Gift replied with smiles on hearing Chris’s voice. Chris opened the door and stood staring at her, so shocked at the surprise visit. He had expected the usual call as she had never come to see him uninvited before. Gift stood by the door wondering what was going on, … Continue reading Caught Pants Down by Chioma Agbaraka

Sorry Writer, It’s Never About Your Idea or Story…

Originally posted on Funmi Adebayo's Blog:
Last Tuesday, I took over the page of our Service Uniton Instagram i.e. @funmiadebayodotcom, to host The Great Debate: Proofreading vs. Editing and Why You Need an Editor, our first Instagram event ever. It was an exciting time, and we got many questions, feedback and service requests via DM on Instagram and our Whatsapp number +234-)9095200210). Participants expressed gratitude as… Continue reading Sorry Writer, It’s Never About Your Idea or Story…

Instagram Takeover: The Great Debate: Proofreading versus Editing and Why you Need an Editor

Originally posted on Funmi Adebayo's Blog:
? ​So, editing is beyond correcting typos, grammar and punctuation with text editors like MS Word? Amazing! We can’t stay calm 💃. Our first ever Instagram Page Takeover with  Funmi Adebayo (Instagram handle – @funmie_adebayo is going down in a bit💃 . Details: Date: Tuesday May 16 (TODAY) Time: 12 noon Venue (😂) : our instagram page and blog (@funmiadebayodotcom… Continue reading Instagram Takeover: The Great Debate: Proofreading versus Editing and Why you Need an Editor

Punctuation Tip: ‘Bracket Rules’

Originally posted on Funmi Adebayo's Blog:
​ One of the most confusing things in writing is the use of punctuation, especially with brackets and quotation marks. Today,  let’s focus on the usage of full stop with brackets. The general rule for using full stop with bracket is: Use a full stop inside the brackets, if the bracket contains a complete sentence, and use the full stop… Continue reading Punctuation Tip: ‘Bracket Rules’