Starless Night – Episode 14

  STARLESS NIGHTS EPISODE 14 ©Nissi Adeola Seconds turned to minutes, minutes to hours, hours to days, days to weeks… Loveth knew the sound of silence. It is the loud echo of nothingness which deafens the ears even when there are voices all around. There was a stabbing pain in…

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Starless Night – Episode 13

STARLESS NIGHT Episode 13 ©Nissi Adeola Mr Pascal stared incredulously at his wife. “One would think you already learnt your lesson, but you haven’t” Teju sighed and sat beside him on the couch of their large sitting room. “It’s not that, darling” “It is what then?” he turned to face…

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Starless Night – Episode 12

STARLESS NIGHT EPISODE 12 ©Nissi Adeola George left his brother’s house a little more lightened than he initially was. He dug his hand into his pocket, feeling the Naira notes brushing against the back of his hand. He pushed away the fact that his brother could do more than this.…

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Starless Nights – Episode 11

STARLESS NIGHT EPISODE 11 ©Nissi Adeola Loveth watched her siblings talk excitedly on the phone and smiled secretly to herself as she waved the hand fan in her hand, blowing breeze on Mr Peters. Mr Peters was a heavy sweater and the heat had him sweating so much, water beats…

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Starless Nights – Episode 10

STARLESS NIGHT EPISODE 10 ©Nissi Adeola No sooner had they arrived at the hospital than the nurses raced out of the hospital, pushing a stretcher hurriedly towards them. The private hospital was the biggest Bola had ever had the misfortune of entering, the good thing though was that the hospital…

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Starless Night – Episode 9

STARLESS NIGHT EPISODE 9 George collected his belongings from the police and saw that his phone was flat. He thought of Bola and Tim back at the hospital, they’d been on his mind all night long. How could Fred do this to him – his own cousin. How could he?…

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Starless Night – Episode 8

STARLESS NIGHT EPISODE 8 ©Nissi Adeola The days slowly rolled by. There were long days, longer nights. Less smiles, more tears. Less calm, more turmoil… Bola was always on the run, moving from one ward to another, not resting until Timothy was attended to. She shunned that screaming voice in…

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Starless Night – Episode 7

STARLESS NIGHT EPISODE 7 ©Nissi Adeola Loveth pulled the shirt of Jerry’s uniform above his head and frowned as her stomach grumbled. She was terribly hungry turned to Tessy, seeing her struggle with the button of her skirt. She popped the bottom and Tessy pushed down her skirt. “Lovey, I’m…

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Starless Night – Episode 6

STARLESS NIGHT EPISODE 6 ©Nissi Adeola “What?!” George roared. “You can’t be serious” Bola’s face was as pale as sheet. Nurse Chinwe blew out her bubble gum, making a pop sounds as she scribbled something on a large hospital book, looking totally unconcerned. “Well, I am very serious, madam” she…

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Starless Nights – Episode 5

STARLESS NIGHT EPISODE 5 ©Nissi Adeola Tomorrow, Timothy returns to the hospital! The children had no idea. Since the previous day, with Loveth’s cooking, they played so much, even Loveth seemed to loosen up a bit. It was just like old times in a way, but then, it wasn’t. Timothy’s…

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Starless Night – Episode 4

STARLESS NIGHT Episode 4 ©Nissi Adeola Bola stood at the door of the hospital ward as tears streamed down her face. Her lips shook wildly and she made no effort to stop the tears flowing down her cheeks. She walked slowly into the room, staring at the hospital bed, just…

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Starless Night – Episode 3

STARLESS NIGHT EPISODE 3 ©Nissi Adeola Bola wiped the tears that rolled down her cheek with her left hand as she bit hard on her shaking lips, almost drawing blood. She was on pins and needles, there at the waiting room of a family friend’s hospital, waiting for word on…

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Starless Night – Episode 2

STARLESS NIGHT EPISODE 2 ©Nissi Adeola One hour after closing time, Timothy wasn’t back yet. Bola was beside herself with worry. She couldn’t keep herself calm as she paced the small confines of her roadside shop. Bola rubbed one sweaty palm nervously against the other as her eyes remained glued…

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Starless Night – Episode 1

STARLESS NIGHT EPISODE 1 ©Adeola Nissi Episode 1 There is something out there… Something lurks in the dark It is not a shadow It’s a hollow An emptiness… And, it all began with that painful exclamation! “Ahhhhh!!!” The trauma, the struggles, the pain, the tears… The painful journey of two…

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New Story – STARLESS NIGHT

STARLESS NIGHT   There is something out there… Something lurks in the dark It is not a shadow It’s a hollow An emptiness… And, it all began with that painful exclamation! “Ahhhhh!!!”   The trauma, the struggles, the pain, the tears… The painful journey of two months started that perfectly…

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