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We publish short stories from emerging and established writers world over.

“In Transit” by Joshua Berida

In Transit“The train is late again,” I said to no one in particular.“This happens quite...

“The Way You Got Bottled Into Darkness” by Shedrack Opeyemi Akanbi

IYou do not leave your bed when a knock comes...

“Emptiness” by Anathi Jongilanga

EmptinessSoft sibilance of the swaying jacaranda branches, outside. Heavy head. Pounding, morelike. Eyes reluctantly pry open and the piercing light...

“The Awakening” by Peace Mbengei

THE AWAKENINGAs Nadia sat outside Dr. Rajab’s office waiting her turn, her main concern was that the rain would begin...

“The End of War” by Olatunbosun David-Rex

THE END OF WARYou, at the endIt wasn’t the birds chirping. Neither was...

“Sun Bath” by Torkwase Igbana

Sun BathMy father’s house is a fortress of live coals that burn what is left of me. So on most...

“Owls at Night” by Timi Israel Agboola

OWLS AT NIGHTYour head is a block of granite with a red flare burning atop. As you lie...
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The Soreness in My Throat by Anointing Ndidi Biachi

My throat is dry. A familiar hotness rises in my chest. I gesture for water. I have drunk the two cups brought...

“An Encounter” by Mujahid Ameen Lilo

IN THE RAINY SEASON OF 2013, when Kano was tangled like a spider's web with all the checkpoints and roadblocks because Boko Haram had...

“Expedition to Five Cowrie Creek” by Jane Bryce

Expedition to Five Cowrie CreekMy mother collected boxes. When she died, she left dozens of them. Born in Nigeria,...
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