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Elsewhere.

March 2, 2018
Elsewhere.   A rising sun The roll of drums As piercing wails emerge the womb of one Then coos and gasps of love’s effervescence Tumble off tongues to rest on dewy lashes   Ómò mi. Ómò dada. Kosi éni to ma kọ wa lati pon é le   A dazzling sky Of golden glory, And liquid

It’s ONE folks!

February 25, 2018
HURRAY! Today Officially Marks KwiksieDotCom’s First Year In Existence!!! It’s been a whole year already folks. Just like that! It’s been a whole year of spotting differences and being the difference in our respective ‘worlds’…#sigh. Before jumping straight into doing my cartwheels and
The 'Why' of It.

This Isn’t About You 2

February 3, 2018
(Continued from previous post) FACT VS TRUTH There are two realms that exist- the spiritual realm and the physical realm. The things that occur in the latter are directly and indirectly determined by the realities in the former. There are many who would like to convince themselves that the former
The 'Why' of It.

This Isn’t About You

February 3, 2018
Recently, a friend posted a question challenging certain absolute claims that people sometimes make about what they consider themselves capable and incapable of. In essence, she considered it quite unlikely that one could truly be certain of what they have the potential to do, except they have been

Cherished

January 22, 2018
It was the section of the sprawling bungalow that had suffered the most neglect over the past decade. The room was flawlessly musty – blanketed in gloomy grey with cobwebs daintily floating down and swaying in response to the slight drift introduced by the door swinging open. She stood at the

Would You Rest?

January 8, 2018
Vacation is a wonderful time to get a much-needed break from the bustle of work routine. Or is it? Holiday seasons are fun-filled periods that compensate for the weary stretches of school, work and business. The splash of family reunions and get-togethers are rich in conversations and beautiful

She Is Human

December 30, 2017
They don’t really think she needs More than what she gets. They think she’s weird – A pretty entertainer lacking a care. It’s hard to believe streams once gurgled with her tears. Now, so taken with comforting They forget the route to the exit of her soul.   She

Good Mornings

December 10, 2017
The sun rose as though nothing had happened. I was not awake to watch its lazy climb over the tall fence surrounding the ba-shiga we resided in. I’d finally fallen asleep around 5a.m, in a pool of snot and tears, just before another day made a show of its consistency. No matter what happens, the

OUTRAGE vs. Outreach

December 7, 2017
A few years back, I was stuck in a rut with #TeamTotallyOutraged. I was known for attacking ears (both the ears that did and did not want to hear) with the force of my indignation at the vile things daily birthed by humanity and the irreverent rebellion against God flooding our society.

Why I’m Happy!

December 3, 2017
Adura watched her parents closely from her elevated position on the armrest at the back seat, strapped in securely with the seatbelt. Something was wrong; she could feel it in mama’s sighs and daddy’s fake nervous coughs. Something had been wrong for a long time actually. Adura was tired of it

What Kind of Girl Are You?

November 23, 2017
“Ha ha, oh my God! Kwiksie, what kind of girl are you!?” I looked at him, amused. He wasn’t expecting a reply. The question was clearly rhetorical. But if he asked there must be reason why… “If you’d really like to know then I’ll tell you. I talk a little fast so – keep up. For
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Let Me Reintroduce Myself

November 16, 2017
  I was getting rather agitated waiting for the electricity to be restored, willing my stomach to be as patient as my mind and reminding myself that having no alternative to my electric hotplate was probably not one of my smartest decisions in life. My phone wanted me to notice something and

Heads, Tails & Middles.

November 5, 2017
Happy New Month! I would really have loved to put this up on the first of the month but did not and will share why. In no particular order, some factors that militated against a Wednesday post include the unbelievably poor Internet connection that day, the fact that posts are actually not usually

Do Not Take Offence.

October 15, 2017
As the days pass and social media continues to occupy even greater percentages of people’s life spans, I am drawn to an awareness of the deliberately tensioning presence of that famous elephant in many of these (virtual) rooms. Take for instance, a regular Whatsapp group. A group maybe created by

Save Your Applause.

October 7, 2017
“Kwiksie look, I totally get your point…but we both know that’s not what people like to hear.” – “Seriously? How on earth do you hope to get fans if you keep doing things like this?” – “When you have all it takes to make folks ‘love’ you, why not just give them what

The Point is: YOU DON’T KNOW.

October 1, 2017
Happy New Month! To every citizen of my blessed nation (Nigeria) – Happy Independence Day! Whether or not some feel like celebrating either of the two above is not what I’m about. I’m celebrating all day, every day, for good reasons and bad reasons. If you’d like, I could share my reasons

Get Out of the Way….EYELASH! 2

September 23, 2017
So as I mentioned in the previous post (and as most of you already know), these eyelashes we’re talking about do pose themselves as nuisances on many occasions. Mine are hardly what you’d even refer to as long and full and yet they get in my eyes and bother me all the time! To be honest,

Get Out of the Way…EYELASH!

September 16, 2017
Greetings! Recently, I’ve been dealing with a bit of itching in my eyes (needless to say, it is very distracting and tedious) and half the time, I take out the aggression on my eyelashes. By the time I bother and pluck at them and rub my eyes red for several minutes, eventually (on some

Over Chocolate Cake and Coffee. 2

September 9, 2017
She looked at him and her expression relaxed slightly. “Anthony, my gratitude is for what my life is now. God knows I didn’t even dream I’d get here. It’s for how I’ve been enabled to survive the worst and have come to anticipate the best. I can’t help but be grateful.” He looked at

Over Chocolate Cake and Coffee

September 7, 2017
He watched from where he sat as she entered the overpriced confectionary shop that was merely a walking distance from the beach. He knew she was just from her house about three streets away. She’d grown much thinner since he’d last set eyes on her – between a year or two ago if he was doing

No Turning Back!

September 1, 2017
“They won’t get it right.” “Let’s not waste time on plans that will fail.” “What’s the point in hoping?” “If they couldn’t fix this, who says you can?” “Be realistic. We’re doomed.” … HAPPY NEW MONTH TO YOU! This is my official “Thank You” blog post. To everyone

Calling my favorite tale tellers; THERE ARE PRIZES TO BE WON!

August 26, 2017
    IT’S DAY 26 FOLKS!!! Wow. Many did not believe they would make it up to this point in the challenge. Not with all the things that come at us everyday without fail; things that can bend and things that can break. Yet, we #whineless ones have pulled through. Relentless and dogged,

#Onelesswhiner Challenge – Day 10

August 10, 2017
DAY 10:   “Little drops of water, make a mighty ocean.”   I hope you started  today by setting out with the consciousness that every good decision you chose to make and the ones you neglected to, would get to have a say in where you go and the heights you attain…either now or

#Onelesswhiner Challenge – Day 5.

August 5, 2017
Everyone has something they want – infants, toddlers, teenagers, adults and elders alike. At every stage of development, among all peoples in any and every context –every single person has something they want. But wants vary; there are many born of narcissist motives and those that are

#Onelesswhiner Challenge – Day 3.

August 3, 2017
It’s day three (3) of the #Onelesswhiner challenge and…so far, so good. (Insert wide grin). To all those who kicked off with us, more power to you! Keep going and pull your friends in. To those who have no idea what this is about, refer to this post

It’s ONE folks!

February 25, 2018
HURRAY! Today Officially Marks KwiksieDotCom’s First Year In Existence!!! It’s been a whole year already folks. Just like that! It’s been a whole year of spotting differences and being the difference in our respective ‘worlds’…#sigh. Before jumping straight into doing my cartwheels and

Would You Rest?

January 8, 2018
Vacation is a wonderful time to get a much-needed break from the bustle of work routine. Or is it? Holiday seasons are fun-filled periods that compensate for the weary stretches of school, work and business. The splash of family reunions and get-togethers are rich in conversations and beautiful

Who’s Gonna Fix Me? 2

March 17, 2017
Sincerely, I believe the only person capable of enacting lasting ‘all-round’ and most beneficial change in anyone is God. You may agree or disagree, but before doing either one just take a moment to think back to any moment at all, when the ‘quick’ fixes and ‘short cuts’

Who’s Gonna Fix Me?

March 16, 2017
I recall one of the incidents that first made an impression on me while I was yet half-heartedly vying for acceptance into the university I attended. It was during my interview, after sitting for the post-UTME examination. There were three of us, all girls, assigned to a particular panel. After we

Error 3

March 13, 2017
Frank stood at the door to Pamela’s private ward and watched through the glass as his wife leaned over their daughter with her eyes closed, mouthing words. Frank knew she was praying. He sighed and moved away from the door, walking in the opposite direction down the corridor. He pulled out his

Error 2

March 8, 2017
Idara watched her silent husband while they ate. He hadn’t looked up from his plate once since they’d started on their dinner. She turned and glanced back at Pamela who sat in the living room, cradled by her nurse as she watched cartoons. “Mrs. Obi, please did Pam do her homework before

Error

March 5, 2017
“Why are you acting like this? Why won’t you tell me what’s wrong?”   “There’s nothing to tell madam!” Frank snapped, pausing what he was doing to shoot her an irritated glance. “Why do you want to find a problem where there’s none? Please can we just get ready to go? Tejiri

What are you so sure about? 2

March 2, 2017
Greetings! Hope you’ve been well. So on the last post, someone had commented about how tough she believes it might have been if she’d had to deal with good ol’ Ralphie. I agree. If things hadn’t played out as they had, it would have definitely been a bigger trial in patience. But see, the

RIPPED OFF ROOFS

February 25, 2017
RIPPED OFF ROOFS   Wouldn’t it be weird if your friends came over for the first time and your parents invited them to their bedroom? I honestly can’t predict my reaction but, this would probably be my expression, maybe even my friends’ too. See in every building, there are places to be

What Are You So Sure About?

February 25, 2017
  Journey from Ogba to Obalende Date: A day in the month of July, 2016 Time: Some time around 6pm   I ducked before climbing into the bus, careful to clutch my delicate pink purse close to me lest its thin strap hook and rip on the back of one of the wooden punishments that would serve as