What to Say When You Meet a Fawn

By Fawn, I am of course, referring to that mythical creature that is a half-goat, half-man (notice how I mentioned the goat part first.  That’s the interesting part.  We don’t care about the other half that’s a man).  Mr. Tumnus, from … Continue reading

The Piano Book (Short Story): Part 3 – Final

“You can play it on the piano then.”  He did not say this like he was urging me.  It was more like a command that he expected me to obey. Motioning for me to follow him, he led the way … Continue reading

The Piano Book (Short Story): Part 2

Mama had not yet returned from work, and I had already been to Mama Peju’s shop.  She did not have the house keys.  That meant that I would have to wait outside the door until Mama came back.  Today, that … Continue reading

The Piano Book (A Short Story): Part 1

The Piano Book is my first published short story. I first published this story in 2012 on Smashwords. I received encouraging feedback and recently realized that I had never shared it here, on my blog. I believe you guys should … Continue reading

The Mystery of Madam Koin-Koin – Final Part

Her Shoes

The following Monday before classes began, just about everyone in Temi’s class had heard about her Friday night ordeal.  As she had expected, the girls did not believe Temi when she recounted her experience with Madam.  One of her classmates had even resorted to calling her “Temi Koin-Koin,” which only served to aggravate her further.  Mrs. Onita, the English teacher did not appreciate the new nickname either.  She heard it as soon as she entered the class.  She made the liberal nick-namer, Tina, who also doubled as the chief noise-maker, kneel down in front of the whole class, as punishment.  Mrs. Onita clearly did not have any sense of humor. Continue reading

The Mystery of Madam Koin-Koin – Part 2

Temi knew that tune.  She was sure the whole school knew it too.  It was the school song.  The person – for Temi had decided only human beings could whistle – repeated the chorus three times.  After the third time, … Continue reading

The Mystery of Madam Koin-Koin – Part 1

Temi woke up and looked into pitch darkness.  Save for the snores of the other girls in her dormitory room, there was no other sound.  Well, except for what she assumed to be crickets chirping.  But it was not the … Continue reading