Short Stories

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Short Stories

Short Story: Reflecto! (Inside my mind)

Stop whatever you are doing right now! (Obviously except for reading this article) and take a second to think about life on this earth without a mirror or any reflective surface on which you could see yourself. Let’s call it reflecto. Imagine we had only water, that faint glimpse of ourselves we...
The laughing witch
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Short story: The Laughing Witch

I laugh about everything. I don’t know if it is a blessing or a curse. My headaches, I laugh. Bimpe’s heart got broken, I laughed. The other day my dad’s car got stolen, I laughed. My brother was beaten mercilessly for stealing, I laughed as the tale was narrated. My...
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Short Story: The black widow

This story is about a woman who when her back was pushed to the wall, did the most unimaginable thing. When the police entered the Olorunfemi household on the fateful day that the incident took place, they could only marvel at the scene that awaited them. There was a man...
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Short story: Forever

This short story is a guest post by Ben Ochuba K. It is a fictitious account of a broken man whose wife had committed suicide and who had to live with the knowledge that he had unknowingly perhaps buried his son alive. " ... Until forever" her singsong voice called out...
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Short Story: Weekend Warriors

Hello and welcome to a brand new week. Who remembers The Frame Up? The 3 part short story series that had you all itching with suspense for weeks? Yeah, I miss it too. But that story has been concluded. There's no rule however that says you can't get another one,...
Short Story: The Frame Up 3 – the concluding part
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Short Story: The Frame Up 3 – the concluding part

 For two weeks now I've kept you glued to this section with one tale that everyone can't seem to get enough of. And we are gradually getting to the end of the riveting tale.     In case you missed it, you're still in luck. I have perfectly preserved the...
Short Story: The Frame Up
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Short Story: The Frame Up

Welcome everyone to a brand new work week. We hope you had a fun weekend. As always we have something special lined up for you, and today is no exception. Remember when you were a kid and your mom tucked you in, gave you a kiss then read you a...
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Short Story: Holding down butterflies

The short story is a guest post by Ben Ochuba K. It is a fictitious account of a student who captions memories with his camera (analogue) and who sees frightful meanings on the film's negatives. We hope you enjoy reading it as we did.   The story... They are tiny, these...
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Short Story: Heroes Die.

HEROES DIE.   It had been raining bullets in Sambisa that day... Cossy and I had been holed up together behind sandbags that swallowed the bullets on impact but the screams of our dying brothers seemed to be coming in amplified wavelengths that I could not shut out, I still...
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Short Story: Reflecto! (Inside my mind)