Stella stared, frowning, at the shadow moving towards her. She wondered who was approaching and thought briefly of ducking out of sight. She didn’t want company. That was why she had chosen this secluded area. Out of sight of her raucous classmates, though sadly not out of hearing. She could still hear their noisy play … Continue reading Abyss
My heart starts to race as I spot him across the room. Our eyes lock for a second and I wonder if he feels it too – that jolt of pure electricity. He looks away, his gaze drawn to the woman petulantly tugging at the sleeve of the tux that barely hides the raw masculinity … Continue reading The Quarry
Even though the office almost capsized from people running helter-skelter to get things done when the news came that the CEO was coming from the headquarters, Anna remained quite calm. She was simply glad she had a perfect office record and that she had worn her Prada shoes and her best suit to work on … Continue reading A bullet in the head!
“Nengi? Nengi? Did you hear me?” A hand roughly jerked her awake, pulling her slowly from the dark corners of her dream. She jumped, startled, her hands reaching out to the nearest thing to keep her from falling. The ground was slippery…so slippery…so much blood…The windscreen rose in front of her. She looked around and … Continue reading The Conflict
The last time I saw my mother was when I was in Junior Secondary School at fourteen years old. So I have not seen her for the better part of my life. Yet the events of that day were so clear in my mind that it seemed like only yesterday. Another thing that seemed not … Continue reading Abandoned
….Nai could feel her heart in her mouth. it was pounding. heart beats skipping. her hormones in total control. she inched closer to cover the space between them…she just couldnt bear it any longer. she took in all of him…he pushed her lips to part,and she willingly obliged them…how could she not? those full succelent … Continue reading The kiss!!!
We were in the hotel room, Emenike’s gift to me. Our wedding reception had ended barely an hour earlier, and most of our invitees, those who had come all the way from Agbawka and Umunachi, were putting up in our house at the college quarters. There were over twenty of them, most of them would … Continue reading Life Had Other Plans – An Excerpt
Here at Naija Stories, we hope your year has been going well so far and you have been writing more. This is just the perfect time to launch a new book, rewrite your manuscript or write a new story. In the mind of all things new, the Nigerian launch of Myne Whitman’s A Heart to … Continue reading A Heart to Mend Nigerian Launch Contest
I can see clearly now…the storm is over After suffering blisters and bruises Healing is finally taking its course However the scars remain, the pain has not been forgotten But they serve as a memorial…there’s no going back I now can face today, wave goodbye to yesterday, and welcome tomorrowI had to be demoted in … Continue reading Beyond All Limits
“Koko, are you listening to me?” asked Atim as she realized that her cousin had not responded to anything she had said to her in the last few minutes. Looking up she noticed the faraway look in Koko’s eyes and panicked “Koko, is it the baby? Are you in pain?” she questioned as she grabbed … Continue reading Double Trouble
TO BE FACILITATED BY PROFESSOR UNOMA AZUAHThis is to announce a series of FREE poetry workshops across the country to be facilitated by the Poetry Editor of www.sentinelnigeria.org, Unoma Azuah professor of Creative Writing at Lane College, on the “Technique and Critical Appraisal of Poetry….” She will be assisted by Dr. Lindsey Green-Simms of Duke … Continue reading Poetry Workshop
What more can i sayOf trials and travailsOr trauma and horrorOf monks and nunsOf pagans and necromancers What more can i sayOf these to my generationWho seek liberation and justificationAs moles they grope in cavesAnd Ichabod wraps them in graves What more can i sayOf needless ramblingsA stone gauged in the slingThe bow and arrow … Continue reading What more can I say
The tragicomedies of living in Sports Hall still haunt me. The male Sports Hall, sited at the very gates of the Sports complex, was originally home to the Defense Academy’s sportsmen. It had however degenerated into a den of the worst blackguards to be found anywhere in the city of Kaduna; blackguards who gave … Continue reading Jesus of Sports Hall
Praise and worship over, the whole congregation rose as the man of God strode in. He looked neither to the right nor left as he made straight for the pulpit. Women curtsied and men bowed in his wake. He didn’t acknowledge the greetings but he was aware of it. It was his due. He had … Continue reading M.o.g
How can i write in bliss ?When my pen threaten to flee,Away from my exuding fears.When my slate is soaked in my own tears,And my beloved NAIJA face a dark abyss.Though power supply has long being seized,I’ll light candles,Write without cease.Tonight,i stop being passive.For my young heart wildly thumps,I sense a gathering storm.Should i write … Continue reading E Go Better