Collection of short stories – Chapter One

24 Jun

all of me


Collection of short stories by #moving forward with Yinka

I quickened my pace as the clouds began to gather in the sky. Up to now, the sky had been postcard-perfect, but it was changing. The beautiful cocktail-blue shade was beginning to darken into gravel-grey. Large pillows of cloud were forming, blotting out the old-gold color of the sun. I got the first splatter of rain when I was halfway across the meadow. I took shelter under an old oak, hoping that I could see out the shower.

Droplets of moisture began to drip from the leaves. They were sprinkling onto the grass like a gardener’s hose. Then the rainfall became more intense. A wall of rain moved over the oak and the drops were drumming against the canopy.

So much rain was falling that the sound blurred into one long, whirring noise. It reminded me of the rotor blades on a helicopter. Eventually, the noise lessened and the drops faded into a musical chime. The sun came out again, casting slanted beams of light across the meadow. Steam rose slowly from the grass. It rose up eerily and drifted mist-like towards the molten-gold sun. The image was so vivid that it stayed with me all the way home.

I just can’t stop thinking about her! The lingering scent of stale orange peel on her silk scarf, the powerful commanding way the breeze sends it flying across the field as free as life could offer. This fragile yet alluring body running around happily under the …

To be continued!

Written by: ‘Yinka for Women Weave The World.


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20 responses to “Collection of short stories – Chapter One

  1. anthony

    June 25, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Just this morning, it was raining, I was walking my daughter to school, our umbrella was not wide enough to cover us fully, so I extended the umbrella to cover her alone. Wondering why, she asked: “why are you out in the rain dad? I love you, I answered cheerfully. Then she hugged me saying, daddy!!! And we both became covered at that instance. This is what love does! God is love. We are the happiness, joy and life of God in love. Hence, we are as treasured jewels of His heart which nothing can snatch from Him because He has tied His life with us when He shed His love upon us by the blood of his lamb (heart) .


    • Anthonia

      June 25, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      Ametu, lol. You need to start a book club too, nice one. Love to your kids. Heard Debbie is in college in Canada, nice.


  2. Apotilicalvoiceinpoetry

    June 25, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    This is nice, I really like it. Got your blog from Mckenzie during his book launching in Hawaii. Looking forward to more of this.


    • Anthonia

      June 25, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks, yeah we are followers on Tumblr, great poetry skills.


  3. ADE.

    June 25, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    And the girl speaks…finally, with boldness, certainty and firm commitment. Go on, proud of you. Keep writing.


  4. Damilade Awolowo

    June 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Yinka, do we need the muson center to finish this book? Like we’ve been waiting for ever!! Lol. Ok, will wait for you to finish this one. I am loving it already. Check your email .
    Miss you girl!
    DemiPlex Art and Culture.
    Karimu Kotun, V/I.

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    • Anthonia

      June 25, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      Loool . Seriously?? Lade? Thanks.
      Much love,
      Emailed you back.


  5. Annette

    June 25, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Yinka, but why… lool. Count down begins. ..


    • Anthonia

      June 25, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Let me help you..1,2,3,4 lol. You’re on my mind too, will post other chapter soon.


  6. Bunmi

    June 25, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Mmhh can’t wait!!


    • Anthonia

      June 25, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      Me too. too Bunmi. Lol.
      See you soon dear!


  7. IBK

    June 24, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Sista, Me like. Waiting patiently here in UK. Lol.


    • Anthonia

      June 25, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      And counting down to the cathedral, right??? Super excited for you.
      Much love. .


  8. mywordsthatwillmakeyoumove

    June 24, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Waoh, Ms. AAntonia, like literally am all smiles, so i wrote this for you…I LIKE, like I need to Write and Be right in my Light. You rock babe!


    • Anthonia

      June 25, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Awwww. Lol. Thanks. Yeah, be right in your light. Lol. Love your new profile on Tumblr. Way to go.


  9. Michael D.

    June 24, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Awesome piece, looking forward to more of this.


  10. Danielle Patterson

    June 24, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Anthonia!!! Girl. ..but honestly, did we mention SUSPENSE??? Common make it 3 chapters to start with, loool. Loving this. ..good job!


    • Anthonia

      June 25, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      D, calm down, loool. And keep waiting.
      smoochies. More like. ..



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