[Short Story]Daddy’s Princess

Kojo turned annoyingly in his bed as the rays from the sun burned his eyes through the window. Who could have possibly set out to ruin his perfectly planned Saturday morning like this? – he imagined.  He sleepily opened one eye to see who had set out to be his devil that morning before he […]

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My Doom Day Of Luck

Regret was written in capital letters on my face. Boiled eggs with hot red pepper were the pencils that wrote that expression. If only I exercised a little restraint when I saw those enticing evils. A few minutes ago, seated by the window at the back seat of the Madina-bound trotro at the LaPaz Main Station, […]

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THE SWEETEST MAGGI

Ibidun was just like every woman, she wanted to be the first to use the best or something new. So, it wasn’t a wonder when she scurried about to look for something to break that hard-as-stone maggi that refused to break. But the idiot wouldn’t bulge and she couldn’t use stone to break it, so […]

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A WOOING SCENE ( A SHORT STORY)

She stood just as he sat in the seat opposite hers. He smiled. ‘ Are you afraid I’ll make you fall in love’. She seemed rattled, eyed him and walked away. He sat still and knew she would return, for something, to show him he was not as handsome as he presumed. He began to […]

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DEN FOR THE WAYWARD BOYS..

**Apo Filling Station Enugu** (A Den for the Wayward Boys) For those who have had the experience, the very mention of “Apo Filling Station,” rakes up ashes of old bitter memories. It is NOT a filling station as the name implies in case you are wondering. This corner of the universe which is a junction, […]

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AT HIS FUNERAL

He died twenty-three days ago and today was his funeral. So many people have come. He had been that popular and that well-loved. His mother was wailing. I could hear the loud, piteous cries from outside the window of the room where I was kept. He had been her only son, her most priced jewel. […]

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ORISUN IYE (LIFE GIVING RIVER)

Life, the one word father used to describe the river flowing between my toes. In awe I watched it froth, taking note of the rocks jutting out; worn smooth by years of constant battle.  He hadn’t used the word ‘life’ in the manner it currently bounced around my mind. Rather, he had said it in […]

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