Without a second she reached for the knife in the small of her back, stabbing Miss Lucy on her left thigh.

No one would have suspected her when she entered this beautiful compound, Belle was all smiles and courteous when she was allowed in to deliver Miss Lucy’s package. Belle was dressed so simple and judging by her appearance, no one would suspect anything. She was directed to Miss Lucy’s apartment just on the far right of the compound and after a deep breath, she pressed the doorbell. Miss Lucy opened up after the second ring and with all smiles…


This is part 3 of my Hello Fear series about how I conquered the fear of putting my craft out on social media. I had started writing this when my laptop had some issues but it’s here.

The mutual (Thank you, Samuel) assisted me to draft a better post and it highlighted my strengths. But it didn’t get much engagement like the one I poorly write *sniffs*. Anyways, I learned; I faced my fear and I am doing better.

This was how I wrote it better:

Hi, guys. Kindly refer writing gigs to me. I am an amazing writer. I…


‘Can anyone hear me? ‘Is anybody here? I scream. I am frightened. How did I get here at this time of the night? Everywhere is dark and misty; I can’t see the way ahead of me because I’m covered in a thick fog. It’s scary out here. I can’t remember how I got to this place and I can’t recognize anything. I don’t even know what this place is. All I remember is waking up here. My goodness, who brought me here? Where is this place?

I continue trudging but there isn’t any direction. I’m terrified and different thoughts plague…


As my Uber driver approached the airport, I could feel my heart in my mouth. I had every kind of emotion you can imagine: anxiety, excitement, cold feet; nervousness washed over me.

Two weeks earlier, I was in the bathroom when my phone rang, I walked to where it was and it was an unknown number calling. I didn’t pick it but after the third ring the second time, I answered the call. A voice came through and after asking who I was unto, she said she was my mother. I scoffed. “How on earth is this normal? Who the…


I woke up this morning to retweets and replies to my last tweet about needing a job. About four other people corrected me on the ‘sincerity about my inadequacies.’ This is the first tweet that got that much engagement. I had over a hundred retweets and likes. Are you surprised I used ‘had’? Don’t be. I will let you know why.

My friend was one of the people who corrected me. She said ‘Babe, we don’t need that last paragraph.’ If you read the first part of this article, you will know it. I went to her DMs to ask…


I tried to put myself out today on my Twitter account. I wrote, “I need a job, guys. I can write. I am good with Word and PowerPoint. I am currently on Excel and Photoshop. I am an average learner. I possess good work ethic. I am observant. This is might not be enough for an employer to consider me but I am working on myself.” I got feedbacks few minutes later. Two guys replied and advised that although I am sincere and honest, there is every possibility I don’t get employed. The first guy said no one would want…


He had to take a taxi back to the house because he wasn’t in his right mind to drive back home himself. As he ordered for the ride, he was lost in thought. He thought about everything right to the present moment. His ride arrived and he continued in his thoughts.

The past few months had not been what he expected them to be- they were not like the months that followed after his big break in the telecommunication industry two years ago. …


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My alarm went off as usual at 6 am this morning as I had set it to join devotion. I sluggishly got out of bed to where my phone was to stop the alarm. I got back on the bed to tune in to Triumph30 live devotion but then I remembered my data was exhausted already, oh well.

I lay down on my bed again (which was certainly a bad idea) to pray. I muttered a few words and prayed in the Spirit. And that was it; I drifted back to sleep. Lol. I knew I couldn’t pray while lying…


Self-sabotage is a pattern of behavior that holds us back from what we intend to do. It is when we directly or indirectly take steps to prevent ourselves from achieving our goals. This can be caused by certain things we bring on ourselves or bad habits we developed over time. These habits are the reason it is called Self-sabotage. These habits hinder you from doing the necessary things to improve your life. They are there to make you stagnant. It is a frustrating process and deters us from reaching our full potential.

Here are five reasons we self-sabotage.

Low…


Have you ever:

· wondered how it feels to be rejected, betrayed, used, and lied to all your life? or

· had high hopes and it crumbled in your face?

Love is a farce to you now because of how the world has defined it for you, so when you see the genuine expression of love, you fight it. And you have also believed a false identity about yourself.

Francine Rivers, author of this enthralling book ‘Redeeming Love’, takes on a journey in the 1800s about a lady who never experienced true love right from conception. She grew to detest…

Aderonke

Christian girl. I write articles and short stories.

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