• Bleed I. Sometimes, blood flows “Hope you still ordered the baby names encyclopedia?” “Yehp,” Paulie says, leaning across the chair to massage my shoulder. “Not like we need it, though.” “Don’t even start.” “Cammahn,” he says, grinning, “Imagine roll call at school.” He does an impersonation of a Hollywood voiceover. “Tyrion Obasohan, first of his name.” […] 'Suyi Davies Okungbowa 26 responses May 13, 2016
  • Raindrops And Stares No one knows how their minds reached this point but it is agreed they came on foot. Callused feet and calves that looked like yam tubers bore testament to journeys. The woman came first, hauling her world into the building abandoned to rumours that its owner had promised the devil six souls for each storey. […] Sibbyl Whyte 62 responses May 13, 2016
  • Raindrops And Ten Calls The clouds gathered in the sky for the first time in nearly six months; dark and rich, and thick with rain. Iria’s heart became heavy at their sight. Their appearance meant he had started to shut it down. He had been right, and now he would be gone at any moment. She wished that the […] AJ Dafeta 19 responses May 13, 2016
  • Ruined The first mistake was applying for the undergraduate degree in Economics, and she should have known that she was on the wrong path, even before Richard, her childhood friend, told her. His face had been crumpled like an unwanted piece of paper heading for the dustbin- so much that it seemed as though his creased […] Ifeanyichukwu 20 responses May 13, 2016
  • Love, Again “Sir, what exactly do you want? I have a lot of other work to do.” Charles bit back a small smile. The waitress standing over him seemed annoyed, her brow furrowed like a freshly ploughed cassava farm. He could feel the irritation radiating off her like she was the bonnet of an overworked car. “I’m […] Alexandra 55 responses May 13, 2016
  • Requiem For A Dream After forty, everything starts to go downhill. Breasts surrender to gravity, toned arms and legs succumb to flab and as for the abdomen; don’t get me started on how it takes two girdles, one on top of the other to maintain any semblance of flatness. This was me looking at myself in the mirror on […] Abidemi Abudu 18 responses May 13, 2016
  • Untitled There were two moments in Adaeze’s life when she knew she would never be the same again. The first was when Obinna, in the presence of all their friends, planted a kiss on her lips. Obinna was unlike any boy she’d known. He had a slim, narrow face and thin limbs, attached to a very […] Ezinne Zara 11 responses May 13, 2016
  • The Oak My Dear Abigail, I hope this letter reaches you in good spirits. How is life on the manor? Well I hope. Everything is as expected at this end. War, she is an unforgiving mistress, she shall reap what we have sown. I fight for the freedom of this nation, I fight to strike the chains […] Osaretin 9 responses May 13, 2016
  • The Chief’s Daughter, The Warrior and The Grootslang In ancient Afrika, there was an empire known as the Maravi Kingdom, ruled by Chief Nzelu of the Lomwe Tribe. She had six children, and her third and most curious daughter was Nanzi. Nanzi’s curiosity often led her far from the boundaries of her tribe, in spite of being repeatedly punished. One day, when Nanzi […] Ekari Mbvundula 26 responses May 13, 2016
  • Inside Of Cucumber Night everywhere. I standing here. I holding Waiting for Godot. I wanting to read in hall but light in hall is offing and oning. Offing, I seeing nothing. Oning, I seeing her face. * * * * * Saint Peter’s big – big like stomach of woman with twelve children inside. When morning come, somebody […] Osinachi 23 responses May 13, 2016
  • Temporary Cast Members of a Play Called Love I can’t tell you why I love Akuli. I couldn’t tell you it was her indecisive afro, its right side with its spiky ends and left side pressed like a helmet because she always rested it on the window when she took the train to her internship. I can’t tell you that because she woke […] Alithnayn Abdulkareem 18 responses May 13, 2016
  • A Haunting Past The sudden opening of the door startled me. “Misan, this is Lami, the man who saved your life!” This was announced with a wide grin as the nurse strolled in, accompanied by a young man. “Oh” I said, then stopped pacing. He seemed vaguely familiar with remarkable eyes and a trimmed beard. Taking his arm […] Ayotemide Akin-Onitolo 19 responses May 13, 2016