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What Redemption Exists for A Victim by Elisha Oluyemi

Who murdered their saviour? Just hell! Judas clenched his teeth, his lips compressed, as he tried to force back a groan. He stuck fingers into his eardrums to stop himself from hearing the frequent yelling from the crowd: “Die now! Or save yourself! You’re the son of God! Come down the cross! You die! You […]

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Untitled by Elisha Oluyemi

I honour righteousness in all things—even in murder (as some critics would tag my benevolence). But at least, that is my patients’ sole possibility of relief and a painless exit. Today, it’s all about Bala, a colon cancer stage IV patient, bedridden, and sure to disappear in three weeks. I see him grip his belly […]

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Untitled by Victor Oyewole

Rose was struggling with her feet as she forced off the heels she wore to a date. John had earlier invited her that week for a date after work on Friday which she agreed. She wouldn’t stay a little bit longer with him at the restaurant because she had just received a call from Joseph; […]

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Fatal Attraction by Okunomo Damilola

I once met a girl.Black, tall and very beautiful.She was saying something, talking to a friend, while her hands moved all around.Every word was accompanied with extravagant body gestures.She’d tilt her head to the side when she laughed.I kept staring at her eyes, that was how I knew she was laughing. It was just an […]

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Untitled by Deepak Sharma

A boy used to live on an island with his family, where his father was stationed as a newly appointed officer to take care of the lighthouse. In a quiet night when everyone was asleep, a storm brewed in and engulfed the happiness of that family, leaving the innocent 11-year-old with just enough ration to […]

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Witch by Etoniru Favour

The witch. So she was called.A popular figure on Faraday street.On a bench she sits, staring into nothingness. Clad in tattered ill-smelling clothes, a clump of matted hair on her head and nothing encasing her feet, she sits.When, what and if she eats, no one knows.Some say she feeds on stubborn little children, tearing their […]

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What Came Along by Twastree Chakravarty

Part I There was nothing really special about that night. It wasn’t full moon, new moon, stormy or anything that could cook up an eerie feeling. Just a simple night, getting a little warm as summer had almost arrived. But for a bunch of engineering college going boys in their late teens, and put up […]

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To Love Is To Suffer by Nababa Maryam

Imagine you vowed never to love again because someone you once loved dumped you and left your heart broken.Then, he came with a flag to love you and take you to another beautiful dimension of love. He proved himself to be different from the other guys, he promised you heaven on earth. He promised to […]

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Film Trick by Ayeni Temitope

Like the man that owns it all, he walks. Like a man that knows it all, he walks. Walking in his long coat well seated on a tie. Shoe knocks the floor sounding like a military drum. Freeze!!! The policemen shouted like angry men trying to hold down a cow. In a second, black men […]

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The Night Jennifer Lost Her Virginity by Aloysius S. Harmon

She stares into the mirror, wondering how many hours God took to make her beautiful. She blushed about her curves and sexy thighs she has been blessed with. “Gosh! With this romantic body, clear skin, gold eyes, and lovely dimples; These are assets to get the best suitor,” Jennifer said and bits her lips playfully […]

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Untitled by Ayeni Temitope

A Divorce Paper”, I said out aloud. “What’s this Teni?” Yes, my wife’s name is Teni. I know I did not mention her name all this while because you never asked. “Yes it is” the annoying young lady said after me. “And who the hell her you?” I asked with a cold face. She took […]