Tag Archives: Short Stories

THE MADMAN’S RECOMPENSE (Part Three)

29th August, 2014 Kaduna, Northern Nigeria. The heat of the day couldn’t faze him, neither could the anticipation of attacks by extremists- which were common on these northern roads nor even death. Uyo was on Eneh’s mind. From Uyo- after he had spent few days with family and discussed the recent happenings concerning Toby, he … Continue reading THE MADMAN’S RECOMPENSE (Part Three)

THE MADMAN’S RECOMPENSE (Part One)

26th August, 2014. Lagos, Western Nigeria. It was early Tuesday morning in mad-traffic Lagos. Eneh was racing off the Third Mainland Bridge for Obalende in Lagos Island. Sprawled on the bridge ahead of him was a parade of cars caught in the traffic jam. An announcement on Rhythm 96.5 fm had earlier warned about that … Continue reading THE MADMAN’S RECOMPENSE (Part One)

Journey of Hearts

LOVE IN PARTS (A Short Story by Poet Razon-Anny Justin) It was a sultre afternoon. The noise of the hawkers rended the already hot air into bits. They cooed and hissed and whistled; attracting passengers and passersby to their wares. The bus was uncomfortably hot too. It would’ve been better if she was not sandwiched … Continue reading Journey of Hearts

MOTEL BLUES [Episode I]

MOTEL BLUES (part One) *** “I go marry next year”, Bella said in her fabulous pidgin as she busied by the dressing mirror. I froze as her words hit me. She instinctively turned my way and continued. “I don dey old for hia. I no for tell anoda babe, buh you be my padi. I … Continue reading MOTEL BLUES [Episode I]

St. Valentine’s Cycle

THE VALENTINE’S DAY CYCLE First thing on 14th February, every year – on Whatsapp, BBM, facebook and Twitter – guys will post display pictures of ladies different from the ones they posted on the same date, the previous year and which they do not intend to post next year. Later in the day, the real … Continue reading St. Valentine’s Cycle

Chuma Nwokolo Comes to Ibadan

ARTMOSPHERE is the leading monthly platform for the revival of a vibrant reading culture and the promotion of creative expressions in literature, music and the arts amongst Nigeria’s teeming youth population. Curated by WriteHouse Collective since July 2011, ARTMOSPHERE has consistently incorporated the classic ideals of artistic erudition with the innovations of performance practice and contemporary … Continue reading Chuma Nwokolo Comes to Ibadan

1, 2, 3 Disappear: Part 2

“Which Dauda? Isn’t that the name of Otunba Adekunle’s gateman?” Mrs. Phillips asked in a voice that was devoid of empathy. “N-n-n-o-o-o, ma,” Gloria stuttered.  “Dauda na de mechanic wey dey–” `A quick slap across the face ended Gloria’s explanation. “You got pregnant for a mechanic?” Mrs. Phillips asked, as if she felt that getting … Continue reading 1, 2, 3 Disappear: Part 2

Paul’s Dream in a Palindrome

Paul’s Dream in a Palindrome

“Nurses run!” “Murder for a jar of red rum.” “Peep! Peep! Peep!” “Goddamn mad dog.” “Peep! Peep!” Mr. Paul Asukwu startled out of slumber. He has been having sleepless nights; so much was on his mind. The company he works in is giving ground to automation and his wife is in her first round…. Paul … Continue reading Paul’s Dream in a Palindrome

The Beauty And The Beast (part 1)

It was in the 2nd century AD at the time Emperor Publius Aelius Hadrianus was the emperor of the Roman Empire. A king of a small island under the empire announced to everyone that he was giving out his beautiful daughter to whomever that correctly identified his daughter’s second name and why it was given … Continue reading The Beauty And The Beast (part 1)

Amara And The Strange Elderly Woman

  Once upon a time, but not a long time ago, there used to be a poor single lady by the name, Amara. Seven years – seven good years – after striving through the four walls of the University for a Degree; after seeking tenaciously for a job, yet she couldn’t find a job. “Nigeria … Continue reading Amara And The Strange Elderly Woman

The Compassionate Young Boy

  Once upon a time, in a small village in Kenya, there lived a young boy with his step family. Due to the scarcity of water in the village, the young boy awoke early every morning, carried his pot and headed for the stream with the aim of fetching water for himself and his step … Continue reading The Compassionate Young Boy

Anything Can Happen (Part 4)

Flora Bemre was reading “The Bad Place” by Dean Koontz, the story of how a disciplinarian parents keeps their kids away from mixing up with other kids in their community; living in isolation from society. Their son ends up impregnating his own sister. The product of the pregnancy is a hermaphrodite who when it comes … Continue reading Anything Can Happen (Part 4)