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…

Three poems | by Allison Grayhurst

​Shroud The Moon I see your eyes float like balloons through the giant storm. I cradle your blanket. I cry on the carpet like a child, all in privacy, between rooms & walls. All for the farewell too real to speak. The world will not compensate, will not hold the hope to get out of…

“A Nut Job” | by Mare Leonard

Is he the warm chestnut bought from a vendor under the EiffelTower, the sweet meat, tasting like long lasting truth?   Is he a walnut cracked open by the matriarch at the Christmas table to be passed around to  kids so they could nibble a bit of honesty?   Is he an almond grown in…

Save my Soul (Episode 8) | by Oyelude Yetunde

​It was a Monday morning, and Kamil was about stepping out of the house with his younger sister, headed to school. “Ayomide!” Kamil’s dad suddenly called out from his room with a raspy voice. Kamil frowned, wondering what his father wanted with his sister. “Daddy is calling me, brother Kamil. Let me go and answer…

Three poems | by JD DeHart

  Plight of a Perfectionist   It is quite something indeed to realize that all points of life offer some semblance of disillusionment   If you expect the ceiling to be so high, people to putter around kindly, and every object to be made of marble. Axis Point   Here I sit at the spinning…

Two poems | by C. Z Heyward

Though I May Try … There is No Perfect Place nor Time to Love You  When I first wrote my name on your body it was as a child would. Grabbing every crayon from the box. Trees were purple and blue. Grass was orange. The sky yellow. The dog red. Didn’t understand the lines and…

Three poems | by Victor Ugwu 

1. Dusk I Dusk bleeds A poem of wreath… II blue sores enclave Songs coursing broken tongues of dawn Seconds walay On slippery knolls— Time’s essence fall Into (y)our stenched pots III This man From east Of west Drinks life from your gourds As all your yearns Fix firm roots In his pockets While yours…

​THINK THE GRAVE | by Awogbemila Temitope

“I do not set my life at a pin’s fee; And, for my soul, what can it do to that”                        —- William Shakespeare The ailing air was bugling into my Chest because I was sand wearing a black song, My joy murdered like silence…

UPDATE: Communicators League Creative Writing Contest, 2017

Communicators League is pleased to announce the end of the call for submissions for its maiden edition of the Creative Writing Contest 2017. The contest which opened to submissions on the 1st of May 2017 and lasted till the 30th of May 2017, received 164 submissions from within and outside Nigeria.   The poetry category…

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…

Ariana Grande visits victims of her Manchester concert attack

American pop star, Ariana Grande, visits the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital, to show love and support to her young fans who were victims of the terror attack at her Manchester concert. The suicide bombing which took place on May 22, claimed the lives of 22 people and left dozens injured. Recently on IG, the music…

Nigerian singer, Dammy Krane, allegedly arrested in the US.

Yesterday, Nigerian singer, Dammy Krane was allegedly arrested in Miami, US, on accounts of credit card fraud. Instablog9ja were the first to release mugshots of the singer’s arrest.  According to the records, Dammy Krane was charged with card fraud, identity fraud (posed as Johnson Hunga) and theft. Mugshots of Krane’s accomplice; Chukwuebuka Gabriel Ilochonwu were…