It all started when a funny little sentence walked into my head last August. I promptly tweeted it, jokingly adding that I would one day use it in a story. Guess what? I did.

I created a character, Bernadette, a young woman trying to figure out her life. I placed her in a hotel room and gave her this powerful declaration on the night of her 19th birthday.

Humbled to have Transaction featured in pan-African writers’ collective, Jalada’s ‘Sext Me Poems and Stories’ anthology. Make sure to check out the rest of the stories in the collection. They are intimate, hilarious, brilliant and disturbing. You will not be disappointed.

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