Femi Flash Falashe was being interviewed by a doctor.
‘How does this feeling come to you, Mr. Falashe?’ the doctor asked. Femi Falashe was indeed feeling quite confused. He looked to his wife who sat in the chair next to him for some sort of support. She offered none. Elizabeth’s thoughts appeared quite far away from the situation. Her eyes stared away, blank.
The office in which they were sitting didn’t look any friendlier. It was large, sparsely furnished and with the sort of impersonal feel that one associated with places which accommodated different people of all types...


Cerebrations and Commentaries

On demanding people

Far too many people tend to think that they have the right to have anything and everything in the world. Never be afraid to stand up to them and take them some steps down the ladder ; you will be doing their life a good deed.

How secret is your secret ?

Keep your secrets to yourself. Remember, your closest confidant also has a closest confidant who also has a closest confidant..

On sermon mongering

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely show the way. I'd rather be a role mode than an instructor.

The Crooked Bullet ... progress ...progress

I have just crossed the half way milestone on this new book I am writing. This is always for me the point of no return - there is a book to be completed. The book gets easier to write from this point ; much like the last lap of a long race. I can almost smell the champagne at the finishing line...

Excruciating ?

Writing a book is really tough. Writing a GOOD book is excras..escrus..execr...excru.. {phew} Okay I mean to say that is also very tough.

Looking at the devil

When you get suddenly shot down by a huge challenge, do you cower and throw up your arms defeated or do you look it in the face and say "hey, I met your father years ago, and if he couldn't stop me what hope do you think you have " ?

Love isn't

Love isn't a virus that you catch, it's a virtue you're supposed to wear as garment every day.

Stay in contact with your mind

Very few things hurt more than to be misunderstood by people who ought to know better; but having a vision keeps you going regardless. Stay in contact with your mind.

I do .. that is why I sometimes fail

Failure is really never such a bad thing, especially if you do things that other people are afraid to do.

Pride and prejudice

You need a certain amount of pride to succeed in life. But pride crosses the line when you begin to think your success is entirely the result of your own effort; when you can never admit you're wrong; and when things finally go wrong you're willing to go all the way to the bottom, fighting and...

On praise and insult

I'd rather wish to be insulted rather than praised in public for being found doing something good. People rarely ever broadcast your praises. Insults travel much further and more quickly.

Trailer for A Conference in Ennui

Here is a trailer that was made for the novel A Conference in Ennui on Youtube

A sermon on dismounting - Blessed are the joyful

Every day I am astounded with myself. This is not about how I look or with what I have done , but with what I continuously find myself able to do . I am sure my family and those close to me are equally astounded, primarily because ten years or so ago I was a completely different person - in...

Me and Jerry-mouse

I have been having a running batle with a rodent for some days now - it's been doing the running and I am doing the battle side of things. I have already killed its mother and several of its brothers/sisters and all that I have left is this little runt , barely larger than a cockroach.It has so...

A tension in the air

Being the brief transcription of a recent flight in Nigeria's airspace.

3.15 pm I have arrived at the Owerri airport , having pre-booked my flight by phone while on the way. I have just concluded an unnerving assignment somewhere between Owerri and Enugu in the midst of...

He walks in shadows silent...

I have just finished reading one of the most hilarious and most informative books ever - if you are not squeamish about insects. Here is a small snapshot of what it contains : Bob Dillon (sounds like Dylan, right ?) is pissed off at being constantly consulted to carry out pedestrian jobs such...

The dog who thought he was a god.

Okay this one is weird.There is this doberman who after ostensibly becoming possesed by the spirit of Ogun, likes to feast on human sacrifice . Weird because in the place where I come from , it is the other way round - the dog gets sacrificed to Ogun. So, either this author is grossly...

How to use an ATM

1. Approach with great care and caution. Those things are not as harmless as they look.
2. Make the sign of the cross on yourself 3 times (7 times is actually recommended)
3. Stand in front of the machine in the classic dueling stance . If you don't know how to do this , go watch...

Of Crime(inal) Writers

I find that I have lately developed a keen interest in crime novels. I guess this is because they enrich my insight into that part of life at which I am thoroughly inept. If everyone in the world goes out to do a crime everyday and they never get caught; the first time I attempt it I am sure all...

Big Prize

The annual Nigeria Prize for Literature is the largest of its type in the world. It is worth $100,000 - yes; one hundred thousand smackers. I am told that professional killers work for a lot less so I guess writers now have more than enough incentive to write a killer book or to engage in...