Momma’s Rules | by Paul Beckman

There are seven daughters but only six on display. Number 5 (we are not allowed to say the name of the missing—it’s not allowed), these are Momma’s rules and have been all her life—all ninety-two years. I miss talking to Number 5—we are the closest in age and have always been best friends except for…

Leaving | by Leslie Kain

On a brilliant spring morning, as daffodils nodded their golden heads, robins poked at greening lawns to find insects for breakfast and sparrows busily gathered bits for their nests, Dr. Samena Burns headed to her office. A light breeze carried intoxicating scents of warm earth, lifting her imagination to faraway unknown destinations. But she resisted…

MacBens Tea Shop | Makinde Damilola Peter

She snuck up to him again, casting a wandering spell on his mind for the umpteenth time, that night. He stared at the ceiling, towards the beautiful chandelier hanging from it. But the ornated lighting wasn’t close to what he was seeing. She further strayed his heart, flashing a smile across his reminiscences, making his…

The Bell Tower (Episode 2) | by DC Diamondopolous

​ “Everyone knows. It’s on Facebook.” Akeesha whimpered.” My girlfriend broke with me.”       Reverend Penniman made his way around the side of the bell tower feeling the tug of the harness. He looked up at the teenager.        Her hoodie covered all but the bill of her ball cap. She…

The Bell Tower (Episode 1)| by DC Diamondopolous

Reverend Langston Penniman sat on the edge of his bed, stretching his black fingers. Everything had either twisted up on him or shrunk except his stomach. Once six-foot-five, he now plunged to six two, still tall, but not the imposing dignitary he once was standing behind the lectern in front of his congregation.     …

JINXED | by Betiku Ayokunle Samuel 

They surrounded him, their fiendish gaze reflecting fury and peharps frustration. To the gang composed of very young lads, George seemed invincible. There appeared to be a repelling force around him playing upon their emotions and inducing somber thoughts of the worst kinds. Still, they would not relent. They’d spent days mapping out the best…

WOMEN IN HATS (Episode 2) | by Steve Carr 

​“It was horrifying,” Michelle said as she unlocked the door to Connie’s apartment. “I couldn’t stop bawling and all the time Miss Purcell thought I was having an attack of grief.” “What were you having?” Danielle said. “An extreme case of nerves,” Michelle said. “If you hadn’t agreed to let me pick you up to…

WOMEN IN HATS (Episode 1) | by Steve Carr

Sitting on the edge of the cobalt blue satin upholstered chaise lounge, Michelle reached out her hand and with her long slender index finger tapped her cigarette, dropping ashes onto the intricately designed Persian rug. In front of her on a Brazilian teak coffee table, the solitary gold fish in a small bowl floated belly…

MY FATHER’S NIECE | by Okunlola Azeezat

Stepping hard on the pedal, I brought the car to a halt. While the air smelled of the tyres’ screeching. No, it couldn’t be… I mustn’t have heard right. I could feel my heart race, adrenaline coursing through my veins. Unable to get out of the car, I wondered how I managed to get home…

​FIRE! | by Betiku Ayokunle Samuel

Tayo saw the reflection of his face on the window of the Black Maria. He stared, mouth agape in shock at his swollen tearful eyes, swollen lips and unkempt hair.This image he saw (if it truly was his) was a far cry from the young handsome teenager he knew he used to be.This was all…

Communicators League Announces Winners for Its Creative Writing Contest 2017

Communicators League is delighted to announce the prize winners of the maiden edition of its creative writing contest 2017. The contest which was opened to creative writers from all parts of the world received 158 submissions. The flash fiction category received 50 entries while the poetry category received 108 entries. The prize winners for the…

Flash Fiction: GAME OVER by Ola Akindeji

He caressed the glossed curls of his hair for the umpteenth time, tilting his full brows and flashing a seductive smile at his reflection in the mirror. “Perfect”, he muttered, carefully adjusting his bow tie too. The handsome looking man took a deep heave of satisfaction. He gently picked the jet black box on the…

​THE PLAN | by Mike Murphy

The aliens, 1 and 2, spoke as their ship hurtled towards the unfortunate world that was their destination. “Invasion?” asked 2. “Affirmative,” answered 1. “When?” inquired 2. “Soon.” “Objective?” “Colonization.” “Us?” “Yes,” answered 1. “Everyone?” 2 queried. “Everyone.” “Difficult.” “Agreed.” “Why?” “Climate,” said 1. “Temperate?” his companion asked hopefully. “Yes.” “Cold?” “Sometimes.” “Hot?” “Occasionally.” “Remarkable!”…

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: COMMUNICATORS LEAGUE (CL) CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST

Creativity is discovered in the limitless opening of a mind wrapped in the consciousness of excellence and societal good.  Based on the foregoing, Communicators League (CL) invites writers from all parts of the world to participate in the maiden edition of its creative writing contest aimed at bridging the gap between arts and humanity. THEMES…

​Big Girl | by Paul Beckman

 How will I know you, I asked. 42nd & 5th is crazy busy. You’ll know me. I’ll be the big blonde walking down the side of the building stairs at four in the afternoon. Sure enough, just a little after four I saw her walking down the stairs she walked right up to me after…