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A CHRISTMAS PRESENT by Gordon Aywa Anjili

A CHRISTMAS PRESENT by Gordon Aywa Anjili

A CHRISTMAS PRESENT by Gordon Aywa Anjili The piercing ring of the alarm awoke him. He forced himself on his back, raised his torso and rested on his elbows. He glanced at the clock. It was still dark and he could not read the time. He switched on the bed light and...

PORTRAIT OF LOVE AS AN ARSONIST by Oluwatosin Babatunde-Olotu

PORTRAIT OF LOVE AS AN ARSONIST by Oluwatosin Babatunde-Olotu

PORTRAIT OF LOVE AS AN ARSONIST by Oluwatosin Babatunde-Olotu I I was eight or nine when I learnt to balance  my gaze and heart       on broken bodies and dreams. Each time father returned from another fruitless journey to Egbeda in Ibadan, he’d mouth denial as if...

BITS by Chantelle Makenwa Chiwetalu

BITS by Chantelle Makenwa Chiwetalu

BITS by Chantelle Makenwa Chiwetalu She wonders how the conductor will look dead. Bruised, battered eyes the size of coconuts. No, eye. She has never seen anyone with two swollen eyes. As she gets on the bus, she wonders what will happen if the passengers gang up on...

HERE IS WATER by ‘Gbenga Adeoba

HERE IS WATER by ‘Gbenga Adeoba

HERE IS WATERby 'Gbenga Adeoba(After Kechi Nomu’s Your Old Bones are Seeking Wooden Crosses) At the waterside in Boyo, the rituals of movement intensify at dusk.  The pull of tides reinvents the shore into a space for things intimate and lost. You could find trinket...

THE MAN WHO WEARS THE SEASONS by Jide Badmus

THE MAN WHO WEARS THE SEASONS by Jide Badmus

THE MAN WHO WEARS THE SEASONS by Jide Badmus On the surface you are weak &Your smiles are a broken streamBut nightmares could not break your sleep. You hang your fearsLike jackets in closets& bury sullen memoriesIn unmarked graves.  You carry your flaws like a...

THE SCREAMS IN THE SILENCE by Samuel Oladele

THE SCREAMS IN THE SILENCE by Samuel Oladele

THE SCREAMS IN THE SILENCE  by Samuel Oladele The get-together venue was two-hundred kilometers away. Slouched in the front passenger seat in Michael's Audi, I pictured my obituary glued on every wall in my street. GONE TOO SOON. Perhaps I was seconds to my obituary...

MAKE IT GREAT, AGAIN by Othuke Umukoro

MAKE IT GREAT, AGAIN by Othuke Umukoro

MAKE IT GREAT, AGAIN by Othuke UmukoroSo here's the story folks. Number one, I am the least anti-Semitic person that you've ever seen, in your entire life. Number two, racism, the least racist person. 1 Sadly, the overwhelming amount of violent crime in our major...

HOW BODIES BECOME FLUID by Ibe Obasiota

HOW BODIES BECOME FLUID by Ibe Obasiota

HOW BODIES BECOME FLUID by Ibe Obasiota Shortlist (Top Six) of the 2019 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Flash Fiction Category) I)Love is a verb with wings; a free verb that makes itself into a ghost; a dark spectral that walks into our midst and...

TO PULL A LION’S TAIL by Boloere Seibidor

TO PULL A LION’S TAIL by Boloere Seibidor

TO PULL A LION'S TAIL by Boloere Seibidor Shortlist (Top Six) of the 2019 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Flash Fiction Category) Two days ago, there was another cold-blooded murder down Wellington Drive, riling up trepidation in the city.What...

WHAT IS YOUR BODY by Onyekwelu Chiwenite

WHAT IS YOUR BODY by Onyekwelu Chiwenite

WHAT IS YOUR BODYby Onyekwelu Chiwenite Kingsley  Shortlist (Top Six) of the 2019 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Poetry Category)And he throws my body open, the way youmove into a riverwhen someone is drowning. And my bodyis a dark room...

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