When we were young, up and coming, in a dusty village deep within the hearts of Anambra state Nigeria, everything seemed so small. The village was small, Hope was small, we were small and dreams were small too. Escape had been spelled out to us by our parents “Gain enough grades and go to university … Continue reading Paintings From Earth To Sky
EPISODE TWO FUNMI 11 am that same day… Two students were missing last Monday, three on Tuesday, and four were declared missing on Friday two of whom were my close friends; Chiamaka and Evelyn. They simply disappeared without trace. My life has not been the same since last week. Those two were my pillars of … Continue reading The Dead Area – A Nigerian Zombie Apocalypse Story (2)
It was a Monday. And as usual time had dragged. However, the work day finally came to a close. As I packed my books and laptop into my back-pack there was only one dominant thought on my mind – SLEEP! The fatigue of the studious weekend and the long night stayed with me all through … Continue reading The “Monday” Weekend
There’s this new girl in his class who came in through direct entry, her name is Mercy. He admired her from a distance because she was the definition of brain and beauty. Mere looking at her makes him happy, and one day he decided to go talk to her. She was very pleasant, mild mannered, … Continue reading Planet Pluto In Portharcourt (Part 2 of 2)
This is a tale of ponmo. Now ajebutter babes be like “What the Procreation is ponmo?”. I’ll tell you. ponmo is that soft tender cylindrically rolled piece of meat that resembles a roll of sausage without beef. That is if you buy a perfect one (which is very unlikely in Nigeria today). Ponmo is simply … Continue reading Ponmo Parole
On one of those evenings in not too good a day, a solemn and tired voice infiltrated my atmosphere and knocked to see if my aura needed something to the sweet within my lips. “Epa wa oo. E re pa. Epa wa oo. E re pa.” A boy of eight years singing to my ears … Continue reading Still Nigerian!
From then on each time Bimbo and Cindy went on their rendezvous, Sandra and I just wished them luck and safe return. Sandra became withdrawn after that conversation. I noticed that she was no longer as close to both Bimbo and Cindy as she used to be. She avoided eating with them, using their body … Continue reading Beautiful Colors Of Sin: 2b
Gabriel combed his long hair while looking at himself with the mirror in the luxurious hotel bathroom he was in.Then he put his hair in a ponytail that made him look like a pirate. He was in Nigeria for an important mission and he had only a year to finish it before returning to the … Continue reading Marrying A Foreign Husband – Episode 1
Your Husband falls continually for me You have allowed me take your place Though I was brought as a stranger into this place Don’t think I am not of standard What do you think all men want? Than to be well fed and pampered I trim his feet, and at the sound of my bells … Continue reading Dear Madam
‘It will go well, Insha Allah’ said the man the group knew as Omar Fadir. Mohammed Isas, the eldest amongst the men sat on the ground, replied ‘We wish it so. As soon we receive the money from your people, through our intermediary in Dubai, the product will be delivered through the agreed route, within one … Continue reading The Sword And White Stuff Part 1 – AlabaOk
Many travellers checking in at the Kuwaiti Airlines counter carried Christmas presents for families and friends but Kola just had his bags, as it was a working trip for him. Kola Olu was on his way to Kuwait City to run a course for a local oil organisation, and as it was the Christmas season, had been offered double … Continue reading An airport, five countries and a tale…AOk
Taste the deep salt of my tears Realize that my heart is tethered in despairs Taste the solitude that binds me Then you shall realize I seek to be free Many the concerns that waft through But none to measure the contents of my grief This reality is to all but a domineering … Continue reading Never Again
CHAPTER TEN Morann gazed at the gigantic figure of the elegant Newbury hotel, the venue of his latest assignment. Today, he would snuff the life out of someone in one of those rooms. He felt no trepidation or guilt. He was only doing his job, and he was good at it. It was the … Continue reading Excerpts from novel ‘Crimson Clouds’
The noon plight and flight of the frightened owl Who said, surely she it was that bore its owl child But that the dilating nightmarish eyeballs And the disproportionate degree of freedom With which it swirls and twirls its eyes and head Made her desert her nest in fright! This is what is called … Continue reading Hatchery of Eggs of Oso-ngwa!
The following 30 stories have undergone developmental and copyediting by the editorial team and been finalized for the Naijastories Anthology. In the next few weeks, the Anthology will be released to the general market. Read these two stories for free, or register to read the others for 200 NS Points each. *FREE If Tears Could Speak – … Continue reading Final Stories for NS Anthology and Updated FAQ