• Wanderer At night, when Mummy and Daddy are sleeping and making all those noises like pigs, I like to fly around the bedroom they have left me to sleep in. I’ve always wanted to tell them that I don’t need a bedroom. That I don’t sleep. But my friends have told me not to, and I […] Ifeanyichukwu 11 responses May 27, 2016
  • How (Not) To Train Your Alien On Taakhe’s two-hundredth moonday, I gift her another alien companion. The straight, medium-sized thing is delivered in a carefully cryonized transparent enclosure, with instructions not to open until specific gravity, pressure and oxygen conditions have been recreated within. I attach an EXTREMELY FRAGILE warning before I send it via manual flash delivery. The last one I’d tried to […] 'Suyi Davies Okungbowa 11 responses May 27, 2016
  • The Passenger Sandra limped through the dark neighbourhood, jumping at every rustle and creak. Her feet were bare and she shivered in her short, blue gown as the harmattan breeze danced around her body. Eyes wide, she kept glancing around, clutching the burden in her arms as unfamiliar buildings loomed over her in the darkness. She had […] Alexandra 24 responses May 27, 2016
  • The Genesis Project It always started with the flickering of lights, the thinning of air, and the indistinct whirring that signified the opening of the portal. But no one saw it, the flickering that is, and no one heard the whirring. No one felt the air suddenly go thin like there wasn’t enough oxygen in the open space. […] AJ Dafeta 7 responses May 27, 2016
  • The Butterfly Effect She stood at the door of their home watching him get into the car with their son who he was going to drop off at school. She rubbed her neck where he had strangled her the night before and managed a weak smile and a wave, more for the benefit of her neighbours than for […] Abidemi Abudu 66 responses May 27, 2016
  • No Room For The Dead The knock came at 2:51pm, echoing over the mourners on the living room floor. Vinjeru Mkandawire stood fast, but Uncle Mike blocked him. He stared wide-eyed at his grim uncle. “What are we going to do?” he whimpered. Without replying, his uncle rose to answer the door, and Vinjeru followed, stepping carefully around puzzled mourners. […] Ekari Mbvundula 10 responses May 27, 2016