Face in the Mirror Part 1


Cocks crowed, it was the dawn of anew day. Carrying a bag of corn seeds I dragged my tired body to feed the chickens. I took in the cold wind of the morning not looking forward to the heavy farm work that lay ahead for me. “Tarra”, my mother called. I knew there was trouble again. Why was I born first? It was always Tarra! Who did this? What happened to that? I hoped nobody would get thrashed this time. My mother always bore the brunt of papa’s stormy temper that was often triggered by any opportunity to show that he was the man of the house, ruler of his kingdom.

I came running to stop the storm from blowing us all away, it turned out one of our pigs was missing. My heart started to race. In a voice that was shaky I said, “Papa maybe someone might have stolen it”. Only a brave and strong person would dare to do that in my village. I watched my father’s face change from anger to puzzlement, then to a dawning understanding. A smile crossed his face, and he said, “the culprit will show up soon”. We all knew that meant the thief would come revealing himself and with that declaration, name the girl in the family whom he intended to marry. At 17, I was old enough. Who could this man be? I hoped that it would be one of the good men in the village.

A few days later he came, in the company of two men to ask for my hand in marriage. He was Manya, a prominent hunter in the village. My father, raised his shoulders up like a proud peacock and received the suitor who as custom demands could only prove he was worthy of the girl he wished to marry by stealing a pig.

Excerpt from my short story

Adebisi Adetunji

Yipee…The Versatile Blogger Award!

Its a season of awards….Yipee! Ok i am expecting the plaque, money, trip around the world….Lol! Yea sure that’s me the newest member of the Versatile Blogger Awadee! Thanks Akhila(Wordsandnotion blog) for nominating me for this award. Hugs and kisses to you.

Another 7 different facts about mee-self

  1. I dislike beans but prefer it best in akara (Bean Cake) form. Amazingly beans happens to be my daughter’s best food and to think that boys are beans lovers at least that was the case while growing up.
  2. I love easy to maintain hair styles as i am an on the go kind of person. My hair dresser tells me this has to change…she means i should throw in more style and be classy. Ok i hope to do something about that soonest…(chuckles)
  3. Sometimes i get scared but i rest in the assurance that God is watching out for me.
  4. Ok my strength: give me an assignment/project and i am sure to do my best to deliver.
  5. I get angry when i see a woman/girl been ill treated…no one one should ever be put down whether as a man or woman.
  6. I love family fun times
  7. Ok thinking about changing my wardrobe to throw in some style to  my look…(wink)


The rules:

  1. Thank the person that has nominated you & include a link to their blog.
  2. Nominate at least 15 blogs of your choice.
  3. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.
  4. Share seven different facts about yourself

I am nominating the following blogs out of the so many blogs that i enjoy reading. Hey this is suppose to be fun, its OK if you don’t take up the challenge…i mean if you have a crash timetable.

The Eye-Dancers

Dream Big, Dream Often


a cooking pot and twistedtales

A pre-published Indie Author

Decoding happyness


Girls Globe

awesome ideas

The Ninth Life

Ori Yeye nii mogun

Koko boocro

The Journal

Adebisi Adetunji

Sunshine Blogger Award…Seasons Greetings!

20151215_114414SUNSHINE AWARD

I am elated and excited! Ok first i must appreciate Black Rose of Ice for nominating me. I feel truly honored my dear friend. And hey compliments of the season to you my esteemed readers and blogger friends. Wishing you much love and joy as we celebrate this Christmas!

7 Facts/things about myself

I love been busy, many times i over do it

Simple, easy going but can be firm

I am a mum who shouts a lot if you know what i mean and i get a lot of “mummy you are shouting”, from my children.

I love singing and enjoy watching movies with musicals

Telling and writing stories is my comfort zone

I love chocolates but can’t eat too much of it less i get what we call gedi-gedi (pile)

I would really love to have a closer walk with God but a lot of times i get too busy doing other things. But anyway i am working on having a balance in my life.


Now the rules for sunshine blogger award:
1.Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award.
2. Display the banner /sticker /logo on your blog.
3. Share 7 facts or things about yourself.
4. Nominate 5 bloggers that you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.

I happen to admire and enjoy so many blogs so my list will be a little more than 5… wish i could mention every one of them.

These blogs make me smile…

A cooking pot and twistedtales

Adopting James

Piran Cafe

Decoding Happyness

A Christian World Fiction

Lynz real cooking

A moment Like this


The Ripples Edge


Adebisi Adetunji



So your Boyfriend Dumped you!

I stumbled on this piece while looking through my former laptop hard disk for a movie  just to relax my head… Its a piece i wrote some 4years ago. I’d like to share it…

How to handle hurts from a broken relationship

Arrow piercing heart

So your boyfriend dumped you or is in love with another! It is not the end of the world and certainly not the end of your life. First lock up yourself and cry your heart out, not get drunk flat out on your face. I mean this guy might not even shed a tear if something bad happens to you. He might well say, “I knew something was not right about her”

After you have cried out some of your pain, get up and face the world again. Get busy doing something profitable for you. You could take up a new project, do something for others, and take up a new hobby, maybe writing.

If it’s too painful and you still have to see him, take a trip or holiday and get out of his zone for a while if you can manage to get away from work.

Meet and make new friends, but do not jump into the arms of the very next guy who finds you attractive. He is probably not the guy you are looking for because your heart is still hurting too much to allow you have a good judgment about the decision you have to make.

Take time to know yourself afresh and determine what you really want your life to be about. You may discover your ex didn’t fit in to the future you dreamed about after all.
Understand that you will find love again, better than you imagined!

Photo Credit: Stock Free Images thank you!

Adebisi Adetunji

Orange Color making a Fashion Statement

DSC05387Its Fashion Friday and we are splashing orange colored attires celebrating the 16 days activities against all forms of violence against women and girls! Spice your wardrobe with new styles of orange attires.

Gorgeous striped orange and black dress

Orange attire 4


Business/Office Orange wear

ORange attire and accessories 3

Orange India  Elegant Safari attire

Orange attire 2

Lovely Orange Evening Gown

Orange attair 1

Orange Iro & Buba

Iro and Buba

Nice and simple Orange mixed with white dress

Orange attire 5


Exquisite and elegant African Orange wedding attire

African Orange wedding dress 6

Photo Credits:

Pinterest  Orange outfits /Office wear

Battle of gowns Both Sridevi and Madhuri
Best Dressed Bollywood Wedding Guests

Glam Radar

Chevron Dresses

Adebisi Adetunji


May I Share With You?…

Inspiring and beautiful thoughts on Freedom to love and more …by Jacqueline Cookingpotandtwistedtales.com

a cooking pot and twisted tales



May I live
Unafraid to breathe
Free from a choke-hold
That becomes a stronghold
May I live
Unafraid to live
Clinging to my expectations
With feral desperation


May I share space
Unafraid of being encased
Free from condemnation of race
That becomes a strong base
Purple, White, Olive, Black and every hue within
May I share space
Knowing that we are first a human race
…And all blood are red in this place.


May I speak of belief
Unafraid and in relief
Free from contentious eyes of disbelief
That becomes thresholds of grief
May I wear my mask of belief
Understanding that to achieve
Peace would be a welcome reprieve
…Which we must seek to retrieve.


May I love you
Unafraid to be bound to you
Free from censors of broken whispers
That becomes harbingers of cold shivers
May I love freely…

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