Category Archives: Flash Fictions

The Girl-Next-Door

Your mother didn’t tell you about love; you found it out, all by yourself. You have always been in love with the Girl-Next-Door. When you were 14, she saved your ass in school by lending you her spare socks. Mr. … Continue reading

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What You Won’t Say By Tomorrow.

“I have to see you everyday,” you say as the cab approaches your stop. “Why?” She asks in between a smile. You chuckle and blush as you try to cook a reason, far from the actual one. “I just have … Continue reading

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Dear English Teacher.

Dear English Teacher,       I can no longer write a letter since I left Secondary School. I simply forgot how to go about it. In fact, I haven’t written anything long with a pen since I wrote the 450 worded … Continue reading

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Inheritance

My mother has a new lover, he says. Uncle Ibekwe is telling his kinsmen, with brazen grandiloquence, that he saw a man leaving our house two nights ago. Yes, a man actually left our house two nights ago. Half running … Continue reading

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Not White, Not Black.

Yesterday, I turned 17. Big Bola, my room mate, says I was a very bad person in my former life. That is why, at my age, I still wet the mattress when I sleep. He says I must have been … Continue reading

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Mallam.

As Mallam Hamza opened the door to his big coop house, he was greeted by an unusual pleasant aroma. For weeks, he had been wondering why his chickens were declining in number. At a corner, Usman, his farm care-taker, was … Continue reading

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The Sermon.

Mr. Emenike stepped on the pulpit to address the congregation for the first time. He was nervous. He had been going through the outline of the sermon over and over again. Each time, asking the Holy Spirit to guard his … Continue reading

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