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Marymartin Okoabu

Marymartin, a native of Oshimili north local government area of Delta state. A student of the University of Calabar studying Human Anatomy. A writer/poet and and book enthusiast.

THE GAMES WE PLAY 3

By Marymartin Okoabu: Aunt Efua’s call came 7:00pm when I was in my room trying to keep my battling mind at rest. I stood and went to a place I could have privacy. “Benny where did you go? I have…

THE GAMES WE PLAY 2

By Marymartin Okoabu: One week later I had to leave, for School just resumed. Aunt Efua become moody, telling me she would miss me. I will also miss her for she had become a senior sister to me. She told…

THE GAMES WE PLAY 1

By Marymartin Okoabu: I met aunt EFua through my aunt, aunt Kate. Aunt Kate had called, telling me she would be coming to Calabar on a contract she had gotten for her catering service and will need my assistance. The…

THESE SCARS HAVE A NAME

By Marymartin Okoabu: I have watched Chike for a while now and I don’t know why I feel drawn to him. I can’t explain the pull, it’s like our souls are in communion and my tongue burns to speak with…

ESCAPE

By Marymartin Okoabu: I feel like I’m in a tight corner with no air coming in, and I feel close to hyperventilating. But this time, it’s not the wall closing in on me but my thoughts, it’s not the lack…

A NEW DAWN

By Marymartin Okoabu: The bike man dropped him in front of his compound and he brought out crisped #200 note and paid him. The man zoomed off making a loud noise that added to the trepidation that was gradually building…

NEPOTISM/DIVINE-FAVOUR

By Marymartin Okoabu: Nepotism is favouritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power as by giving them jobs. Divine-favour is an honour or blessings believe to come from God. It can also be said to be favouritism…

A SUNLIGHT TALE

By Marymartin Okoabu: If you rub your palms together, quickly and repeatedly so, you will feel the exact heat I feel in-between my legs right now. I clamp them tightly shut. I am sitting on the floor with my back…

FRIENDS

By Marymartin Okoabu: Friendship is like flowers, It adds beauty to life, But if not cared for, Can wilt and die. Friends are like diamonds, Very precious, But if not valued, can be stolen from you. Moments with friends are…

366 DAYS

By Marymartin Okoabu: It started with a pandemic, That shook the world terribly, Many were made anaemic, And many died tragically. A lockdown was announced, That sent many scurrying indoors, But still they pronounced, More cases with lesser cures. Starved…