Tag Archives: Short Stories

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)

Child Story (1)

In the late 70s and mid-80s, it was wonderful to be a kid in Northern Nigeria. We had a pleasant childhood. You know all those adventures you read and day dreamed about? We had them all. Now, if all the adventures you read about were all Enid Blyton, flying broomsticks and brooks and meadows and … Continue reading Child Story (1)

The Last Komole: Final Part

DJ Blaze must have been reading my mind, for all of a sudden, while we were all alingo-ing, etighi-ing and azonto-ing to P-Square’s Alingo, he suddenly switched the music. “Bobo no go die, unless to ba d’arugbo! Bobo, Bobo, Bobo, Bobo, Bobo no go die unless to ba d’arugbo!” Our reaction to King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall … Continue reading The Last Komole: Final Part

The Fair Lady With A Curse

…As I watched the naked lady’s bosom I wondered what must be going through her mind. What will become of her BMW X6 2012 model packed in front of the Boutique? Maybe she was set-up? What will be her fate? Maybe she is cursed? Does she have a man, boyfriend or even a husband?… I … Continue reading The Fair Lady With A Curse

The Last Komole: Part 2

On getting to the Red Flame, we got a rude surprise: the place was boarded up.  A few of the regular patrons who had also not received the memo, stopped by and we all learnt the news from a nearby Chinese restaurant:  the owners of the club had been evicted for conducting criminal activities on … Continue reading The Last Komole: Part 2

WRITITUDE: The Behavior of a Story and the Attitude of a Writer

There are certain behaviors that are expected from good stories, and there are attitudes that good writers should exhibit. Aside from the good attitudes of arrogance, pride and superiority, a good writer should also exhibit some other lesser qualities.  A story on its part should exhibit good home training qualities like disobedience, stubbornness and intolerance, … Continue reading WRITITUDE: The Behavior of a Story and the Attitude of a Writer

Golden Baobab Prize – African Children’s Stories Writers

Golden Baobab Prize – African Children’s Stories Writers

PRIZES Best Story written for ages 8-11 years $1000 Best Story written for ages 12 -15 years $1000 Promising writer below age 18 years: $800 Outstanding stories are connected with publishers all over the world. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Eligibility The author must be a citizen of an African state or a dual citizenship holder (a copy … Continue reading Golden Baobab Prize – African Children’s Stories Writers

An Excerpt: The Future Past – 1

An Excerpt: The Future Past – 1

He heaved as he passed through the second security gate. He had agonizingly endured the uphill task of confirming his pass and identity to the ravening armed guards popularly known as “mopo”. James had quietly obeyed their frivolous routine, knowing that an interview in a multi-national company as this began from the gate. One of … Continue reading An Excerpt: The Future Past – 1

Final Stories for NS Anthology and Updated FAQ

Final Stories for NS Anthology and Updated FAQ

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