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Up My Alley [Blogversary Edition]

copyright – Kent Bonham
copyright – Kent Bonham

Banteke loves my hands on approach on his jobs. I left his yacht with a new mission; looking around for a ride option, I went for a bike down the lot.

My mission was to meet an Asian chef at the alley behind the Avenue’s drugstore.

The FX Stealth fighter bike stole in on him as he talked on his mobile.

“Give it up dude, ya phone?”

“I ain’t no nagger and you’d have to make me”

A jab on the scrotum, the mobile flew into my hands.

Mounting the bike I rode through the course of the alley, I love this job!

GTA Vice City
GTA Vice City

The prompt brings to mind a scene in the Grand Theft Auto [GTA 4], which I just described above.

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Today is the combination of my birthday as well as my blogversary [blog became two years old] and I wish to roll my gratitude to some really wonderful readers

Readinpleasure

For being that BIG sister to me and the highest commenter on this blog your kind devotion is flattering and appreciated thank you.

SusieLindu

Well, the freshly pressed led me to your blog. I am still amazed at the attention I get from you despite your many followers you still give up time to peek into my world. My gratitude is here recorded.

dmmacilroy

If Susie is the godmother of my blog, Doug is the godfather. He has a way of reading more meaning to a flashfiction and getting right into the soul of the writer. He has done this for me, even called me out on not a few occasions and gave his correction, suggestions et al with love. Thank you dear Doug!

Boomie Bol

My first Nigerian follower…Thank you for those days of encouragement and love. I’ve missed your frequent posting though, and I pray life smiles at you and the family.

Sandra Crook

Sandra is that one person that surprises you with reviews least on your mind and makes your works glow even in your own eyes. Dear ma, thanks for your generosity.

Rocehelle Wisoff-Fields

Our anchor who has taken charge of the bus since Madison, she also took up new relationships and maintained same as genuinely as she can.

Timi Yeseibo

My own sister! In a twist of irony you are only next to Celestone [readinpleasure] on my comments log in just a few months of acquaintance. Just when I thought my blog is not for the Nigerian audience, well you’re not strictly Nigerian in that sense. Your kind devotion is appreciated, thank you!

A word goes to Madison Wood the originator of Friday Fictioneers, whose birthday is 15th November and Russel, that I called the clown on our bus, 16th November…Long life and happy endings!

Still in the spirit of the celebration, some of my finest flash fictions here you should click on…They are my gift to you. You may drop comments on anywhere else as your present to me. I appreciate you all!

STUCK: the other side of Valour

SCORCHED

ABUSED- the story of a good Girl

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This is my ‘Stache!

Crudesomeness
Crudesomeness

So, the godmother of my blog and the person to whom this blog owes its gratitude is hosting this #WildNovember and I can’t pass the temptation not to participate.

The concept is simple.

“Post a picture rockin’ your No Shave November mustache, beard, or full-on facial fur on your blog…” in creating an awareness  “about a disease that can be hard for a lot of men to talk about.”

Prostate Cancer is a disease that needs to be more exposed in Nigeria, I have only heard about it in connection to deaths of notable figures like Gani Fawehinmi

But there is good news on the horizon according to Susie:

“This cancer is very common among men and very treatable. According to the American Cancer Society, there are over 2 million survivors. I have a couple of friends that are being treated for it right now. Like breast cancer, it is all about early detection.”

As much as I hate the pressure the beards put on me and the razor burns my tender face has suffered, I simply love not to shave and there is no better justification than now.

So, I decided to rock a few pictures of mine tagged: Crudely Cute taken after a particularly tiring day

Crudely Cute
Crudely Cute

 

These are my pictures feel free to Reblog and spread the awareness about this disease in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, you can donate the money you want to give me to get a shave to:

No Shave November at Cancer.org.

All Souls’ Day

All souls unite and let’s be one

On this eve of our earthly sojourn

Take a moment, you and me

To pour beatification and myrrh

The way of our fallen heroes

Who had left this world of woes

Mostly gone before the gong

But awaits our embrace not so long

Raise an altar, upon your heart’s tablet

Rouse their memory in florid droplets

Let their passion quicken in us

The flame for life, we all have lost….

FOR: Yinka Owoeye, Temi Omoniyi and Kikelomo Aminu

Prayer

O God, the Maker and Redeemer of all believers: Grant to the faithful departed the unsearchable benefits of the passion of your Son; that on the day of his appearing they may be manifested as your children; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and ever. Amen