Rain Can Never Know – Season II, Episode I

Rain Can Never Know – Season II, Episode I

Read from Season 1, Episode I Read the last episode in Season I Shata Anele couldn’t decide what to wear to the commendation service of the man whose shoes he was stepping into as Chief Financial Officer at Edozie Express. Going by what he had been told, and comments he picked up in meetings and conversations around the office and elsewhere since his arrival in Yenagoa, home to the imposing edifice housing the head office operations of EE, they were…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XXV

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XXV

Start from Episode I Rain waited for David to leave the house before giving in to the tears she had been holding back all day. First, she cried that things with her parents didn’t go as planned. She wished they saw things from her perspective and that her mother’s husband said the words, ‘I’m sorry’ to her and meant it. Then, she cried about Mr. Wakama dying so unexpectedly and in such a cruel manner because in all fairness to…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XXIV

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XXIV

Start from Episode I When David got the call from Annabel requesting to see him, he immediately concluded that she had come to her senses and wanted to apologise to him for her bad behaviour the other day at the Samson Siasia Stadium. Since their altercation at the stands, where she threatened to deal with him and Rain, the two of them hadn’t seen or spoken to each other and David wasn’t looking forward to engaging with her again. He…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XXIII

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XXIII

Start from Episode I Read the Previous Episode “No! No, Rain, I’m not staying one minute longer discussing anything with you if you don’t acknowledge the effort the man has put in coming all the way here to see you face-to-face and apologise.” “He didn’t apologise, mother. How could he have apologised when he didn’t even own up to what he did?” “Look here, Rain, your father and I are ready to go. We would be leaving for Port Harcourt…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XXII

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XXII

Start from Episode I Read Previous Episode Randall Tamuno spoke for twenty-one minutes. Rain knew this because she timed every meeting that took place in her office. Besides that, she wanted to know how long it would take him to explain fifteen years of hurt and all the damage it did to her psyche. And as expected, he performed rather poorly. His speech was impassioned, sombre and reflective. It was an acknowledgment of wrongdoing and a call for forgiveness that…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XXI

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XXI

Start from Episode I Rain didn’t let David touch her. Every time he tried wrapping his arms around her, or even moving close to her so there was some physical contact between them, she gently pushed him away and covered herself up even more with the wrapper she had over her navy blue pyjamas, the old faded one she wore whenever she wanted D3 to know that she wasn’t in the mood for sex. She was sure David had sensed…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XX

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XX

Start from Episode I Read the Previous Episode “Rain, I’m very serious about wanting you to be my mistress. I’ve had very strong feelings for you for such a long time now and I think it is time we discussed your future with me and with Edozie Express,” Chief Edozie’s declaration left Rain transfixed like a deer in headlights. “I just didn’t want to rush things between us since you work for me. But I’ve watched you, and I like…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XIX

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XIX

Start from Episode I Chief Edozie asked Rain to sit and give him a minute when she showed up to his office at exactly 10 o’clock on Tuesday morning. He told her he needed to quickly wrap up a conference call with some of his business partners in China, after which their own meeting would commence. Because it was just the two of them in the room, and as expected, he was at the head of the table, Rain opted…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XVIII

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XVIII

Start from Episode I Rain immersed herself in work. From when she got in at eight in the morning till she left at seven o’clock in the evening, she spent her time rummaging through files, minutes of board meetings as well as old and recent approvals. She also skimmed through pre- and post-contract award correspondences with clients and subcontractors to make sure she wasn’t missing anything. However, when it came to bank statements, she went through those with a fine-tooth…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XVII

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XVII

Start from Episode I “David asked me to marry him.” “And?” “I said yes!” Rain screamed with excitement into the phone. “You said what?” If it were a contest, Annabel would have taken the prize for the loudest scream. “No, Rain! Tell me you’re pulling my legs.” “I’m not kidding, Annie,” Rain said. This time she lowered her voice so David wouldn’t hear her from the living room. They had been in the parlour watching an Anthony Joshua documentary on…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XVI

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XVI

Start from Episode I Read the Previous Episode Chief Edozie woke up drenched in droplets of sweat so huge they made his pores hurt. Even though the air conditioner in his room was set to cool and was on all night, his body felt hot and sticky as if he had just crossed the finishing line of the Okpepke Marathon with a bag of cement on his head. For the third time in one night, he had the same kind…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XV

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XV

Start from Episode I Read the Previous Episode Rain scrolled hastily through the pictures in the photo gallery of her phone. She was looking for pictures she had of Mr. Wakama from their trip to Dubai, because they would be the most recent ones she had of him. After a brief search, she found one of him alone having breakfast in the restaurant of the hotel they lodged in. His light skin and charming smile radiated through the picture, and…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XIV

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XIV

Start from Episode I Read Previous Episode “Mother, David asked me to marry him.” Rain called her mother on her way out of the gym. It was the day after the party and she thought she needed to burn off all the calories she had packed on from eating and drinking too much in Chief Edozie’s house. There was also all the oyinbo food she stuffed herself with while in Dubai with Mr. Wakama. The moment she walked into the…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XIII

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XIII

Start from Episode I Read the Previous Episode Rain watched with fascination as Mr. Wakama sprayed money on Mrs. Edozie. He was adept at this owambe thing and it didn’t come to her as a surprise. He was the loud and flashy type. From where she sat, Rain couldn’t tell if it was naira, pounds or dollar bills being trampled on by Madam’s dancing feet. All she could see was the jostling of the who-is-who in Yenagoa and beyond, as they scrambled…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XII

Rain Can Never Know – Episode XII

Start from Episode I Read Previous Episode The party was bigger than any celebration ever witnessed in the Edozie household. Even though he knew how generous the budget was, Chief Edozie couldn’t hide his shock at all the surprises his wife and children packed into one night of partying. Judging from the number and calibre of those in attendance, the quality and quantity of food and drinks in circulation throughout the day and night, and the class of artistes and…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode X

Rain Can Never Know – Episode X

Start from Episode I Read the previous episode David noticed the brand new red Nissan Murano parked on the spot in front of the house where Rain’s Hyundai should have been, but it didn’t bother him too much. The owner was probably visiting with one of the neighbours and if Rain got back before the person left, then he’d help her knock on the doors of the other eleven tenants in the compound until he located the driver of the…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode IX

Rain Can Never Know – Episode IX

Start from Episode I Read Episode VIII (The previous episode) Chief Rowland Edozie wasn’t his usual self. He hadn’t slept soundly for days and it was starting to affect his mood and productivity. He was impatient and inattentive at home and in the office, and he hadn’t eaten a decent meal in all that time either. His palate just couldn’t take in anything fried, boiled or baked. He did consume a lot of liquids though, but it was mostly because…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode VIII

Rain Can Never Know – Episode VIII

Whenever David decided to come back home, Rain thought to herself, she’d be waiting for him with her decision about their future together. But until then, she’d had to stay strong like Annie advised and only text “yes,” “no” and “okay” to his cold messages.
Rain Can Never Know – Episode VI

Rain Can Never Know – Episode VI

Read from Episode I What was supposed to be a great day, perhaps her greatest since joining Edozie Express, didn’t quite come with the adrenalin rush Rain had anticipated.  All of the dark and painful issues she was dealing with, from her past and present, took away a large chunk of the exhilaration she should have felt at hearing the news of her promotion from Chief Edozie himself. It was what she had always wanted, this respectable position as Chief…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode IV

Rain Can Never Know – Episode IV

David Spiff III looked at his wristwatch again. He had done that eleven times in the last three hours, but no one was counting. He knew Rain was supposed to be in Port Harcourt because of the message she received from home about her mother. But since she didn’t have a phone, there was no way of confirming her exact location or when she’d be back in Yenagoa. When she called from the office to tell him that her boss…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode II

Rain Can Never Know – Episode II

Start from Episode I Rain wanted him to do a transfer to her account, but the accountant insisted he would only do cash. She put the white envelope in her beige Givenchy handbag – the one she was forced to buy on credit three months earlier from a member of her church who only sold very expensive French and Italian shoes and bags. She went through the trouble of locating the woman’s house one Wednesday evening after work, even though…

Rain Can Never Know – Episode I

Rain Can Never Know – Episode I

“Rain, I need more cream in my coffee.” The request for more cream was made yesterday in the house. Rain was bringing his wife the cream she had asked for when her phone rang. Her boss’ wife was mad that Rain placed the caller above her coffee. In annoyance, Mrs Edozie did the unthinkable. Her action was the final straw that broke the camel’s back. Rain’s back had long been pushed beyond the wall and it emboldened her to speak up against the tyranny of the family.
[POEM] Perchance I Find? – Taiwo Oladele

[POEM] Perchance I Find? – Taiwo Oladele

Aren't we all incomplete? Every man a jigsaw missing a piece and for some, their peace Wandering the sore face of the surface of the earth A heart broken, lost, seeking and likewise sought That when the sought and the found find that which is sought The clock that second stops, hearts skip and the angels glee When two fitting parts click; the host of heaven sing Chanting in unison, a symphony of the rhythms of the heart Eureka! We…

[POEM] Trickle Treat By Joshua Ejiro

[POEM] Trickle Treat by Joshua Ejiro

Wrapped in your words left to wonder the depths of this euphoria found in your eyes my feelings lost to beauty and your embodiment "Love" is the persons we've become for we set the blue birds free and crumbled the high walls. We've settled for planes plain in the essence of us both and built us a fortress of lovitude, the angles at which we meet is the radiance of the tender shoots of the morning sun and sparkles are…