Short Stories

We have got a collection of riveting and suspenseful stories authored by writers from different backgrounds. If you love fascinating stories like us, you will find some lovely ones here.

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...

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...

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...

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...

THE FALLEN ANGEL by Ebeigbe Brian

THE FALLEN ANGEL by Ebeigbe Brian

THE FALLEN ANGELby Ebeigbe Brian The Fallen Angel - Second Runner-up of the 2019 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Flash Fiction Category) The door let loose an agonizing creak as it slowly leaned open. Crumbled paint and what he could only assume to be...

BORN AGAIN by Tunji Akande

BORN AGAIN by Tunji Akande

BORN AGAIN by Tunji Akande Born Again - First Runner-up of the 2019 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Flash Fiction Category) My mother screamed nine times in one night, drawing fistfuls of her hair, cursing God, Eve and the earth that produced the...

AYOMIDE by Nneoma Mbalewe

AYOMIDE by Nneoma Mbalewe

AYOMIDE by Nneoma Mbalewe Ayomide - Winner of the 2019 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Flash Fiction Category) My body craves water but I have none to give it. I have never stayed this long without water. It’s been forty-five hours or so and I really...

JOG IN THE RAIN by Carl Terver

JOG IN THE RAIN by Carl Terver

JOG IN THE RAINby Carl TerverShe saw the new pair of trainers in the cupboard, fine white things wrapped in a transparent bag. Only, the size was smaller. She knew Dami jogged every morning because she had been waking up beside him these days. Dami was a quiet guy, in...

Isolation

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