Reversals

© Folakemi Emem-Akpan Against the noonday chill that only I seem to be feeling, I hunch my shoulders and pull my cardigan tighter. Inside of me, there are swivels and churns and pirouetting. And panic. For the past two hours, as I wandered around my neighbourhood, the world around me seemed surreal. I shouldn’t be... Continue Reading →

A second chance

A second chance © Folakemi Emem-Akpan I was determined not to be like my mother. Knocked up at age seventeen, foolish enough to keep the pregnancy even though the guy responsible quickly delegated his responsibility, then escape into a loveless marriage at age twenty. I would not be like that. Then I met Steven. Yes,... Continue Reading →

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