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.

ANEESAH by Sobur Olalekan

ANEESAH by Sobur Olalekan

ANEESAH by Sobur Olalekan Aneesah - Second Runner-up of the 2018 Kreative Diadem Annual Creative Writing Contest (Flash Fiction Category) When I had my first daughter, I saw Aneesah in my sleep for seven days. Sometimes she was a child of six or seven, fashionably...

CRIMSON by Uche Osita

CRIMSON by Uche Osita

CRIMSON by Uche Osita October 2008 Adaeze, Do you remember the way I used to hold your hand? Do you recall how I kissed you the day you told me that your father had finally left your mother? How tender our lips; rubbing off the loss that you knew could only be stayed...

BROKEN TEARS by Akinsanya Damilola

BROKEN TEARS by Akinsanya Damilola

BROKEN TEARS by Akinsanya Damilola "Broda please, please find me something, my belle dey crack, broda please, please abeg you." He said this line in the same precise version over and again as though he spent an entire day memorizing that part. I looked straight into...

LOVE by Eunice Oladeji

LOVE by Eunice Oladeji

LOVE by Eunice Oladeji Right after my parents died, I was packaged to my brother's home. I was still in shock from watching my parents burn to death in a fire that I started. At an age where everything was fascinating and worth trying, I had lit a match close to a...

THE MURDER (A SERIAL STORY) by Olutayo Owojuyigbe

THE MURDER (A SERIAL STORY) by Olutayo Owojuyigbe

THE MURDER (A SERIAL STORY)   Episode 1 There was blood everywhere— thick frank blood! How can anyone have this much blood? She gasped and quickly wiped her fingerprints off the pistol with the green shawl he had bought her for Christmas. Mark wasn’t breathing,...

THE CALL OF THE CROW

THE CALL OF THE CROW

THE CALL OF THE CROW I did not know what to write, I had always searched for the right story everywhere in mind. Then my mother woke me up. It was midnight and the whole village was sleeping. “Listen…” she whispered to my ear, and I waited for her to talk; she did...

YOU NEVER KNOW YOU EVER KNOW

YOU NEVER KNOW YOU EVER KNOW

“YOU NEVER KNOW YOU EVER KNOW” The students of St. Cornelius Methodist High School were on the assembly ground ready to exercise assembly activities. The boys were well dressed, looking attractive in their dark-blue shirt with shorts and the girls in pinafore. They do...

SHE HELD MY HAND

SHE HELD MY HAND

She Held My Hand "Am leaving now", she said. Everybody knew what that meant. It meant she had done her part and would therefore very much wish to be excused so that she attended to her other schedules. Who could have blamed her when everybody was leaving? Besides, we...

Isolation

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