(Episode 7) Behind Closed Doors… A Tale of Love and War.

Becca paced the garden, like a ghost caught between life and death. She could not believe, that the woman whom she had thought would be divorced in a few months, was indeed pregnant. "You promised me!" Becca screamed in her mind, as she tried to stifle a sob. She remembered the many nights Bashir had …

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(Episode 6) Behind Closed Doors: A Tale of Love and War

Becca met Bashir, and asked for permission to go attend to personal issues. She wanted to be out of the mansion, hoping that when she came back, she would come back to news of Safiya's death. She didn't expect that Bashir would want to spend time with his wife, and therefore, would go in search …

Weekend Coffee Share: The Return of The Lion King.

Hi everyone, thanks for having coffee with me. I would offer you coffee if you feel like it, but seriously, I want a cup of hot chocolate. Yes, it is chilly outside, and hot chocolate will do it for me this evening. How was your week? Did you enjoy it? How did you feel about …

(Episode 5) Behind Closed Doors: A Tale of Love and War

Safiya had been married for three days and in that time, she had not spent even one night with her husband. Every night she rolled from side to side on the large, empty bed, and in the morning, her husband would crawl into their quarter in yesterday's clothes, smelling of a woman's perfume. But during …

(Episode 4) Behind Closed Doors: A Tale of Love and War

Becca, ran towards them, and then, she screamed on top of her voice. She kicked the man on the groin, and rescued Safiya. "Awww" the man moaned holding his groin, while Becca grabbed Safiya and they began to run, back to the event. "Thank you, thank you for saving me from the clutches of that …

(Episode 3) Behind Closed Doors: A Tale of Love and War.

"Your wedding is in two days. What will you do?" Becca asked the question that was on everyone's mind. Her question made Safiya burst into tears, while Bashir watched everything with trained eyes. "Your wedding will hold, trust me"Hadiza said and went out to make a call. Bashir pulled Becca away to question her because, …

(Episode 2) Behind Closed Doors: A Tale of Love and War.

As plans to convince the public that Bashir and Safiya loved each other, Hadiza, asked that Safiya move into the mansion of Kano's royalty. "Why will Safiya come to live where she has not been married into?" Safiya's mother objected. "She is not coming to live with my son yet. She is coming at my …

Short snack: Man of the People.

Bettie paced up and down the hallway. She was in the office building of 'Our Rights', an activist group that had changed many situations in the country, from hike in fuel prices to unlawful killings. Bettie wanted an audience with the director, but it seemed it was not going to happen. Perhaps it was due …

(Episode 1) Behind Closed Doors: A tale of Love and War

All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret - Gabriel Gàrcia Màrquez. ******* He sat on the chaise, with a book in his hand. He was not reading it, but he was peering at it to stop his mother, Hadiza, from speaking with him. Bashir was the only son of the royal family …