The sky overheard Tabriz, had taken on a deep red hue that softly painted the black clouds as though carefully brushed in by an invisible and yet careful artist. The red bled out from the clouds, chasing away the blue in the sky. A series of flybys were made by fighter jets, each one ending … Continue reading The Russian Connection (17): A demon and his nightmares
George’s thought on how to escape from Auntie Kate’s slaps was aroused when he heard the sound of her car approaching the compound. So he kept thinking and wished the act of slapping him would stop that day, but nothing positive seemed to reflect through his mind, and as soon as she step in, he … Continue reading George In The Jungle
Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 25 Location: Castella Residence – Richmond, Virginia Time seemed to thicken into a viscous liquid, idly slopping along, prolonging the agony Meghan felt in her heart. She stared into the darkness of the gun’s nuzzle. It’s black hollow, ever reminiscent of the death it promised. Sirens could be heard in … Continue reading The Russian Connection (11): Sparring Partners
Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 25 Location: Castella Residence Surroundings – Richmond, Virginia Ketra watched Horus with a wide eyed expression on her face. The assassin pressed a button fastened on his sweater, above his left shoulder. A clear liquid seeped away from the button, in all directions. It crawled over his entire body, adhering … Continue reading The Russian Connection (10): Trust Me
Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 25 Location: Castella Residence – Richmond, Virginia Meghan Castella took in a shuddering breath as she listened to the phone ring. It had taken her a little while longer to work up the courage she needed to place the call. Now as the phone rang, she knew there was no … Continue reading The Russian Connection (9): The Chase
Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 25 Location: Castella Residence Surroundings – Richmond, Virginia Horus raced stealthily through the thick forest vegetation, which ran across the narrow tarred road, leading up to a lone duplex which sat at the bottom of the sloping road. The cold air froze his breath into tiny ice shards as they … Continue reading The Russian Connection (8): Infiltration
Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 22 Location: Manchurian Plain The People’s Liberation Army Quarters (PLAQ), is a massive underground intelligence and military facility located within the Manchurian plain in China. Construction of the facility began in the year 2000, but it wasn’t until 2025 that it was completed. The Chinese had been very careful for … Continue reading The Russian Connection (5): An American Target
Chapter Four: The Miracle and the Death Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 20 Location: Kreuzberg On a small residential street in the Kreuzberg district, a rush of excitement rolled over the residents of one of the two story concrete homes. Inside, a middle aged woman ran down a flight of stairs, accompanied by two teenage … Continue reading The Russian Connection (4): The Miracle and the Death
Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 15 Location: Kopenick Town Hall – Kopenick The night was a chilly one, as were all nights since the earth’s weather systems had been disrupted by the irresponsible use of nuclear weapons in this fourth World War. It had been the worst war humanity had ever seen, wiping out one … Continue reading The Russian Connection (3): Unremembered Memories
Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 12 Location: The Global Watch Towers – Virginia Meghan Castella stood behind the crew of camera and light engineers as they silently worked on minor adjustments to their equipment. The news anchor was John Buchanan, a young suave man with an ego bigger than the American wastelands. He delivered his … Continue reading The Russian Connection (2): The Reporter
Year: 2042 Month: July Day: 10 Location: Berlin Brandenburg Airport – Arrivals Niklas Baumhauer ran a hand through his shock of dirty blonde hair. His other hand casually brought up the half eaten Big Mac it held to his gaping mouth and he bit off a healthy morsel of the burger, chewing noisily. His hand, … Continue reading The Russian Connection (1): A monk in Berlin
Copyright © 2016 Kelechi E. Agu All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review. World war three fell upon the world like a shadow cast … Continue reading The Russian Connection – Prologue
Dupe danced the night away. She didn’t tire easily, this was probably attributed to the lines of cocaine she and her friends had inhaled before they arrived at the popular night club “Weapon” which was located in New York City on 14th Street in an unmarked building lined by construction awnings. Dupe couldn’t recall how … Continue reading Who Do I Know?
Very recently, I stumbled on Tope Folarin’s ‘Miracle’, the award-winning Caine prize story for African writing for 2013. He happens to be the fourteenth winner of this prize. His story clinched the award among fine authors like Elnathan John, Abubakar Ibrahim and Chinelo Okparanta. This work of his is a fast-paced literary narrative that is exquisitely … Continue reading Revisiting The Caine Prize
Send Syria no weapons That they may weep on Send her milk and corns So Heal her mind with fun And if peace’d costs much Let the world send in coins To crunch the ills that poach Would we wallow like wisteria On our own that we know bliss Hysteria would streak from Syria In … Continue reading HYSTERIA in SYRIA!