Word of Life

The fantasy universe created by Marvel Comics features a character whose super power is a catastrophically destructive voice. The tiniest sound (or whisper) made by Black Bolt is liable to obliterate an entire city. With a voice that can spell death, Black Bolt has learned to maintain absolute silence in order to preserve the Inhuman …

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A Baby’s Cry

Derin laughed and tickled harder as Moji’s baby sister giggled with delight. “Oh my goodness, she is so cute!”             “Yeah, yeah,” Moji yawned. “I’m sick of everyone going on about how cute Lola is. They don’t hear her screaming the house down or have to deal with her dirty diapers. I’ll be glad when …

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Transformed

“Banke, is there something on our faces?” Dad laughed over dinner. “You’ve been staring at your mom and me since we left church!”             “I told you she was weird,” smirked Lanre, Banke’s younger brother.             “Sorry,” Banke said with a shamefaced smile. “I’ve been thinking about something Pastor Yemi said during youth service today.” …

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Worthy By His Power

Lola and her parents applauded as the founder of a Nigerian charity was honored by a global media network for her contributions to society.             “Her family must be so proud,” Mom said with a smile.             Dad nodded. “I know I would be!”             “I want to be like her when I grow up,” …

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Walking Worthy

Lola flung her backpack into the car and slammed the door behind her. With a snort, she folded her arms across her chest and scrunched her face into a furious scowl.  Silently, Dad navigated out of the primary school parking lot and eased into traffic headed towards their home in the Ikoyi suburb of Lagos, …

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Tobi and the New Kid

“There was a new kid in school today,” Tobi said to his mom. “His family just moved back to Nigeria from the United States.”             “That’s nice,” Mom said. “Is this his first time in Africa?”             Tobi shook his head. “He said he’d been to Kenya before, but never Nigeria.”             “Hmm.” Mom replied. …

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