In the two minutes Rabi Bello stared at the text message, her brain comprehended a lot of information. Her heart dreamt up a couple of wishes and her memory dragged up a few mentionable events. In the end, her hatred for two seemingly innocent materials became absolute: Rain and John Mayer. As long as Rabi … Continue reading The Northern Prince Part 3
At the end of the second round of judging, these are more details about the process and the panel of Judges for this round. Votes from both Facebook and the website are currently being collated. These will be added to the judges scores to produce the Final Shortlist tomorrow, Saturday April 17, 2010. The Winner … Continue reading The Judging Process
The Judging Criteria; 1. Judge’s personal opinion2. Mastery of language, maturity of feeling, and clarity of thought.3. The story has to be original, creative and entertaining4. The writing style, the grammar, the word choice and story continuity.5. Ability to appeal to a very broad spectrum of readers in a manner and style that can be … Continue reading Prose Judging Sheets
The Judging Criteria; (1) Beauty, Power, Education, (2) Entertainment, Message and Interest, (3) Technical Excellence – Rhyme, Meter, Assonance and Alliteration, (4) Form & Flow, Choice Of Words and Readability, (5) Overall Impact, Originality, Polish and Expertise. ____ Judging Sheet 1 Judging Sheet 2 COMBINED AVERAGES – TOTAL SCORE 100
He peered into the sachet through the lacerated edge. Sucking at it vigorously, he drained the last drop. The 35cl sachet of water did nothing for him. His throat was parched as the Sahara. He had walked all day, yet nothing. He looked down at his dust covered shoes and shook his head. I’m poor, … Continue reading The SAN…- Part 1
Many fathers have spokenBut my father’s words were most profoundMany women have cookedBut my mother’s food was most tastyMany ladies have caredBut my sister’s care was most tenderMany men have lovedBut my brothers’ love was most anointing Many fathers have brought home wineBut my father’s palmy had the taste of his sweatThe taste of his … Continue reading My father’s palmy has the sweet taste of his sweat.
Pseudo! Hmmf…What is pseudo? Is it something false? You know, a falsification of something that shouldn’t be or that is and shouldn’t be exposed to the public or a thing created by a people to differentiate propriety from some sort of madness.So we have pseudonym, pseudo-government, pseudo-military, pseudo-parents, pseudo-child, pseudo-wife, pseudo-husband, pseudo-mistress, pseudo-Christian, nominal-Christian, pseudo-Believer, … Continue reading Pseudo!
I want to writeFor as long as I can breatheI want to reasonFor as long as I am free So I think I am freeYet there are still hidden cagesThat bound me and would not loose meStill in these constrainntsI strive to write, unbridled, unrestricted Pleasure, feelings that go through me when I writeSo like … Continue reading Unbridled
‘Why did the gods see it fit to make me pregnant and give me false hope if the babies they see it fit to give me all come and die without seeing the end of the four market days’, Ekemma said. She sat upon a huge bed made out of bamboo sticks with her feet … Continue reading The gods’ of fate
It is with great sadness that I pick my pen and allow my memory relay this story of overwhelming abyss of pain. The night was of unthinkable blackness in every sense of the word and I was sound asleep without a care in the world. The time was about one ‘0’ clock. The doors were … Continue reading Panti Is Worse Than Hell!
The sight of Jamal at the door sent Nabila’s heart beating faster. It was like she had been caught cheating. Theirs was not a marriage you advertised and to speak ill of it- despite the truth contained- was equal to a violation of their wedding vows. Nabila could only stutter… “Do you want me to … Continue reading The Northern Prince – Part 2
Let me take you back, to about a decade ago, when there was no love lost between women and football. Scenario:He’s tried to do football banter with her for a couple of days now. The big league thing is coming. ‘Up man united’!Duh! She won’t budge. Analysis:You see she’s not into football. She just doesn’t … Continue reading She and that round Leather thing!
This threatened road leads nowhere,Except to the barren lands of loneliness and despair.This unending road bordered by gutters of unreason, This roads that reeks of fears,tears and hearts imprisoned. I am left with my heart stale,To journey this tortuous road and tell its gory tales.I trudge up its hills of pains,My being scorched by this … Continue reading Threatened Roads
1. The application window is now open again. Please send in your requests to contribute stories to the site. Already registered writers should continue to post. Remember to only SAVE AS DRAFT, do not publish. Thanks. 2. Also new on the site is a forum for you to ask questions, discuss with other writers and … Continue reading Second Round – Writing Contest
To good I am, for the likes of you You think you will call my name, and I will swoon Lie your lie, my life I will carry out Even your truth is no substance to me Do as you say you do, and me would have no shame Carry on with yourself Leave me … Continue reading Un-like