SAME NUMBERS FROM BEHIND | by Bliss Akinyemi

It was  the evening of my twentieth birthday that I met Kola. I was working in a Laboratory as an office attendant and we were having registration issues with the Ministry of Health. Our office was shut down, but we still had to go to the office to assure our clients that we were still in business….

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…

SERIES: Save My Soul (Episodes 12) BY Oyelude Yetunde

  Kamil froze. “I’m not pregnant Kamil. I lied.” Kamil staggered forward, gradually raising his arm and pointing at Lolade in disbelief. “You…you are not pregnant? You…you lied?” He stuttered. Lolade sniffled and used the back of her hands to wipe the tears off her face, only to give way for another stream. “I lied…

SERIES: Save My Soul ( Episode 11) by Oyelude Yetunde

  “Why did you bring us here again?” Abeebat asked with a smile, revealing her snowy set of teeth, while Kamil helped her sit on a step of the stairs. Kamil settled beside her, smiling too. “At least I didn’t drag you here this time around.” he replied. “Oh, thank you Mr.” Abeebat said, sarcastically….

Save my Soul (Episode 10) | by Oyelude Yetunde

Tears expressly cruised through Kamil’s eyes, as he continued to cry profusely from the depths of his heart. While Abeebat still hugged him tightly. They both remained that way for a while before Kamil slowly withdrew himself from her embrace. He sniffled now, his eyes red from the incessant flow which hadn’t stopped. However, he…

ALL THE FLICKERING SHADOWS (Episode 2) | by Steve Carr 

Sitting on the front steps, Jacob watched a large gray doe on the road as it casually strolled along the edge of the woods. He had seen it several times before. There was a patch of darker gray hide on its side that was shaped like the state of Florida. As before, it came out…

ALL THE FLICKERING SHADOWS (Episode 1)| by Steve Carr

Before the sun had risen Jacob heard the prowler shuffling through the brittle leaves. That sound and a warm breeze floated in through the open window by his bedside. He pushed aside the sheer white curtain that was yellowing with age and searched the darkness. The crackling of the leaves being crushed under foot reverberated…

Save my Soul (Episode 9) | by Oyelude Yetunde

“So that concludes it for today. We will meet again tomorrow. Make sure you guys finish up your ‘Purple Hibiscus’ by tomorrow. No excuses. I want full summary of the remaining chapters. Good day.” Mr. Lucas said, as he bade to leave the classroom. Their Literature class was over. Abeebat sighed after their teacher was…

Save My Soul (Episode 7) by Yetunde Oyelude

    “What did you just say?” Kamil thundered again, feeling the bolts in his head jolt loose and his sanity falling apart like the drop of a porcelain vase on tiled floor. Abeebat tilted her head high, standing her ground. “You heard me the first time.” She could see she had succeeded in driving…

Save My Soul (Episode 6) by Oyelude Yetunde

            ************** The break time had seen most of the students vacate the classroom, rendering it almost empty. Abeebat stood up from her desk now, quickly tucking the notes she had been copying into her bag. She had to go join Bimbo at the cafeteria. Her stomach was rumbling and the break was almost over….

SERIES: Save My Soul (Episode 4) | by Oyelude Yetunde

The girls went on to turn a corner that led to the back of their school building and before them, stood a vast field, carpeted with dirt stained grasses and all sort of junk, ranging from biscuit & sweet wraps, empty plastic drink bottles, and what-have-you. Flies ravaged the place which also smelled like it…

THE PLATTE RIVER STORY | by Steve Carr

Tom Edward was his name. It was right there on the driver’s license, Tom Edward Stamson. He didn’t remember being called Tom or Edward, but only Tom Edward. He didn’t remember much, at least not much about himself, but he remembered people calling him Tom Edward. He also didn’t remember Pierre, South Dakota, or Church…

SERIES: Save My Soul(Episode 2) | by Yetunde Oyelude 

“I will never accept this! No, not from some little proud girl! Who on earth does she think she is! Huh?!” Dimeji was pacing back and forth, ranting and raving in front of his friends. He was panting so hard, finding it difficult to regulate his breaths. “I’m gonna deal with that crazy girl!”  …

KARMA | by Makinde Damilola Peter 

A lofty idea burrowed her thoughts, clouding the flowery memories which now served thorns churning pain and regret. The skin of her eyelids had shrunk, red from the incessant flow from her sockets. Goosebumps suddenly sprouted and tickled through her body, while her pale face gradually turned slyly gay. She reached for her moist face…

​MEN IN TREES | by Steve Carr

It took a while for Dave to become fully awake. He drifted in and out of sleep, going back and forth between the worlds of incoherent dreams and consciousness, until at last he opened his eyes and stared at the hairline crack across the ceiling. The crack looked longer than it had been when he…

The Trio That Should Have Reshaped Jazz | by Scott Archer Jones

On the seafloor of the Stockholm archipelago near Ingarö the tides swept a body not yet dead back and forth, in eddies of dust that tornadoed up into black, cold water. Jazz had missed its chance again. Each decade gifted people kick jazz down the road like a can, people like Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton,…