Fiction Fiesta: Hacked by herdsmen… – Chineye Ochem

our land is red filled with the blood of its citizens how long will we continue in silence, waking daily to the massacre of our families? two hundred today, five hundred tomorrow children, parents and even the unborn how long will we continue to pray feeling helpless, hopeless and depressed? our grasses and farmlands, formerly green are now watered with the blood of their owners … Continue reading Fiction Fiesta: Hacked by herdsmen… – Chineye Ochem

Fiction Fiesta: This Way, to Dreamland (1) by Chuks Obinna

I saw the fear in her eyes when she ran up to me and held my arms tight. I had no idea who she was, I’d just come to fetch water by the public tap – and I hated this because the tap was in the middle of a large compound and people always sat around that area, as if their business in life was … Continue reading Fiction Fiesta: This Way, to Dreamland (1) by Chuks Obinna

Fiction Fiesta: The Curfew by Magnus Ekpiken

Although he was third in the line, the food-seller noticed him. Realizing that he could be a potential big customer, she beckoned him over. “Welcome, sir. Tell me wetin you go chop. Dem go bring am come give you.” “Thank you, madam.” Jeremiah placed his order and the woman knew she had not made a mistake. Her eyes gleamed as she watched Jeremiah walk up … Continue reading Fiction Fiesta: The Curfew by Magnus Ekpiken

Fiction Fiesta: The Letter by Magnus Ekpiken

… I did not say a word. I could not say a word. I just sat there like a figure carved from stone. It was all like a bad dream. I remember I kept on wishing I could just open my eyes and discover I had been sleeping. But it was for real. I was sure of that. My friends in lbadan had always pointed … Continue reading Fiction Fiesta: The Letter by Magnus Ekpiken

Disruption!… by Chineye Ochem

Not long after the question papers were distributed, and the invigilator gave all his instructions, they were told to start.Gloria quickly glanced through the questions. According to the instructions, they were to answer four out of the five questions, and question one was compulsory. As expected. Good thing, she knows how to answer all five questions. She and Mercy had even discussed the first question … Continue reading Disruption!… by Chineye Ochem

Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode 5 by Fisayo Talabi

“I hope you do like the scenery, at least.” Toba said. He was looking at her and hadn’t taken his eyes off her even for a second. He was acting as though he had never seen her in his entire life. He had told her for the third time that evening that she was beautiful. Yes she knew that she was beautiful but a bit … Continue reading Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode 5 by Fisayo Talabi

Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode 4 by Fisayo Talabi

The band was ministering life at the party. It was one of those bands that played so well you wouldn’t realize that you had joined in on the moves and komoles and Yoruba booty shaking. The person who played the drums truly deserved a Grammy award. Kiky had dragged her from her seat to the dance floor and the two sisters danced together to the … Continue reading Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode 4 by Fisayo Talabi

Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode 3 by Fisayo Talabi

Saturday was her best day of the week. It was because that was the only time she got to sleep, rest, eat and binge watch or catch up on her favorite TV soaps and YouTube series. Her favorite was This Is It on LowlaDee TV. She just found herself falling in love with Dede’s character while secretly crushing on Tomide. Yeah, fine boys were her … Continue reading Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode 3 by Fisayo Talabi

Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode One by Fisayo Talabi

The feel of the cool and chilly breeze from the LG air conditioner which was right above her work space awakened the drowsiness in her. It probably did not help that she had just downed a full plate of coconut rice and smoked turkey wings at the cafeteria on the fifth floor. Something beeped. She looked at her computer screen. It was an email from … Continue reading Fiction Fiesta: Yellow Shadows Episode One by Fisayo Talabi

The Old Woman … By Chidera Duru

I helped an old woman carry a basket of fruits to her roadside kiosk. When I dropped the basket, the woman looked at me, her gaze soft and piteous, and she said, “My son, I would have blessed you, but you see, there is no use. You will die tomorrow!” My ears immediately felt stuffed, as if with wool. “What?” My heart started racing. She … Continue reading The Old Woman … By Chidera Duru