Category Archives: Editor’s Picks

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Water People

Idoma- Kogi state. WATER PEOPLE. Ekondu’s lips quivered as he followed his friend. Alchieni pretended not to notice. The route to the river stretched into a snaky course of darkish brown mud paths and elephant grass which flanked each side of the road. Taboo! Taboo! Taboo! Taboo! Grandpa Ogbole’s words hovered above them. Or rather, […]

the switch

The Switch 3

    CHAPTER THREE Cynthia dropped the call and stared at the phone. There was something terribly wrong and she could feel it in her bones. Even though her just concluded conversation with Debbie wasn’t exactly unusual-with Debbie always sounding depressed and unhappy- this particular call was different. Totally different. Debbie sounded like she had […]

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Yearn

A boy once snuck behind a girl. “Yeah? What do you think of tears” he asked. About to land her stylishly swung step, she halted in shock. Her next comments would be very corrective; it was simply unacceptable for a stranger to sneak up to a lady in that manner. Synchronized with her lips, her […]

Shades Of Deceit

Shades Of Deceit III

  In the previous episode of Shades of Deceit *** *** *** ‘Have you been having trouble sleeping?’ The doctor asked, lifting his face up from his writing. Laide thought briefly about Sunday’s incident with the flashing phone light but decided that didn’t apply to the question. ‘No,’ she heard herself say, ‘is there a […]