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’

Writing Tips: Wordiness – A Contest of Clarity against Ambiguity

Originally posted on Funmi Adebayo's Blog:
​ Here’s another great tip from our heart to yours this beautiful Monday: Wordiness is using more (ambiguous) words than necessary to convey meaning in writing.? Our emphasis today is on the use of weighty ( or ambiguous) words instead of their simpler synonyms.? Clarity will always win over heavy vocabularies in your reader’s mind, so before you… Continue reading Writing Tips: Wordiness – A Contest of Clarity against Ambiguity

Fiction Fiesta: Violated … by Uju Christie Okoye

At exactly 9.30pm, David and his wife had gone to bed when they heard some noise at their door: a strange unfamiliar voice commanding them to open the door or he would lose his temper on them. They were terrified! Shivering with fear, they clung to each other , unable to decide whether to open the door or expect the unexpected. Before they could decide … Continue reading Fiction Fiesta: Violated … by Uju Christie Okoye

Your New Husband by Dera Duru

  You did not tell your boyfriend that you were getting married. So when your phone rings on your wedding night and his name and picture appear on your phone’s screen, you do not pick the call. It continues to ring, this iphone with its delicate features, with his face on the screen; his reddish lips glowing redder. You do not pick. Your husband stands … Continue reading Your New Husband by Dera Duru

My Husband’s Brother by Karo Oforofuo

“Tradition demands that in the absence of you husband, one of us must become your husband.” Uncle John’s voice rang in my head. The type of things we women are subjected to all in the name of tradition, is baffling. Who was I going to be wife to?” uncle John, my late husband’s eldest brother who happens to be in his mid-sixties? Or the other … Continue reading My Husband’s Brother by Karo Oforofuo

Basis for Love (2): Mama Don Die… By Sinmisola Ogunyinka @sinmisolaog

​ ​ Aaron Ezekiel returned a while later with David, and they walked into the boss’ office without sparing me an extra glance. The receptionist and the others came back, and I slid into my back office. I couldn’t pray Aaron would not come after me. He had, those eight years ago. I had resisted him then, and my only prayer now was the wisdom … Continue reading Basis for Love (2): Mama Don Die… By Sinmisola Ogunyinka @sinmisolaog

Consequences … By Olubukola Adekusibe 

Fadeke arrived Lagos at 1p.m and took a cab straight home. She had cried enough. Tears weren’t going to change the situation. She needed to think of the next step. Her life was going to take a different course and she needed to think. The one she loved had rejected her and the only person she could turn to now at this time of need … Continue reading Consequences … By Olubukola Adekusibe