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.

FREEDOM

FREEDOM

FREEDOM I had barely entered the huge gate when his large eyes pointed in my direction like the nozzle of a gun in search of its target, his gaze fastened to my figure like the canine of a lion holding its prey. As his eyes pierced through my whole being, I managed to...

THE COSTLY PRICE OF PRIDE

THE COSTLY PRICE OF PRIDE

THE COSTLY PRICE OF PRIDE The gentle breeze from the ocean whistled past the shores after the waves pushed ripples of water to hit the bank, the whooshing sound of the waves, the honking of the ships and yelling of the sailors planning for their next trip permeated...

THE BIRTH OF HOPE

THE BIRTH OF HOPE

THE BIRTH OF HOPE It had been an hour since the little man came out of the cemetery and sat on that bench at the entrance. In silence, he was looking at the people passing. Despite his tender and charming smile, nobody was looking at him; he even called some with...

THE COST OF ENVY

THE COST OF ENVY

THE COST OF ENVY In the ancient city of Babylon men lived by strength and ruled with wisdom. Civilization worked on all fours in the fortress of Babylon and the wealth of other nations swam like a mighty ocean to the chambers of Babylon. The Emperor of Babylon...

THE FUNERAL OF BEAUTY

THE FUNERAL OF BEAUTY

THE FUNERAL OF BEAUTY My eyeballs retracted back into its socket like the antennae of a snail hitting an obstruction, goose bumps surfaced on my skin like raindrops on a shiny surface, compassion gripped my heart as it began to shed tears. I shuddered and trembled,...

CRUEL LOVE

CRUEL LOVE

CRUEL LOVE Thursday, January 15, 1970   6:00pm, Umuahia, Eastern Nigeria   The crackling sound emanating from buildings engulfed in flames and the cacophony of distraught voices was the background orchestra of the tragic scene which symbolized the leftovers...

THE LAST DELIVERY

THE LAST DELIVERY

THE LAST DELIVERY Sam is at his window. The house is emptier than ever. He just came back from a conference on new methods of brain surgery. As usual he played a compilation of old french love songs; those songs from the 60's have a cooling effect on his nerves and a...

THE CAMPAIGNERS

THE CAMPAIGNERS

THE CAMPAIGNERS Deji saw more than 40 posters on the 27th of November 2014, they were all people campaigning for the Gubernatorial position in Ibadan Oyo State.   There was Lawal Oshutogun and Deji thought he was rather rascal looking. Even though the Barrister...

SEVEN POTS OF STONES

SEVEN POTS OF STONES

SEVEN POTS OF STONES Death was a solution. It was what we ate in the night, in turns, some even jumped the queue.  It stopped us from wandering through the woods in search of nuts or the juice from jerrin- a thin gruel made from mashed thorn-tree branches. It was the...

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