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FISH BRAIN GAMES (1) AMAKA

This week, i bring you an exciting online series that is in it (permit me to use the word) second season: Fish Brain Games created and written by Sally Kenneth (@moskedapages). The first part of the series titled “Fish Brain Clan” was exciting, wittingly funny, and thought provoking. The series follows the lives of different … Continue reading

I WANT TO BE A BOOK: ON BECOMING A WRITER (BY A. IGONI BARRETT)

1. In a cool, shaded bedroom in the southern city of Port Harcourt, my mother is lying on her back on the rumpled bed, a book held open over her face, her eyes burning into it. I’m three years old and I want her to love me. I want her to look at me right … Continue reading

THE CEO OF SUCCESS IS THE LORD’S CLOTHINGS

A. Igoni Barrett gives us a glimpse of what he is working on, and it is a doozy. Raw data from the novel now hurtling towards completion: He talked nonstop as he led FW around the shop and guided him to the best bargains. Long monologues about Nigeria, about the meaning of man’s existence as … Continue reading

DIARY OF AN UNBORN CHILD

SEPTEMBER 5 Today, I was conceived….. shhhhh!!!, my parents don’t even know about this. Like a tadpole I made mum’s womb my pool. OCTOBER 25 I’m one month and twenty days old today but they still don’t know that I am here. My hands and limbs are growing; my ears are beginning to pick a … Continue reading

FLASH FICTION: ALL I WANTED WAS A DRINK

I knew that finding those women who hawked drinks and sausage roll at this time of the night was going to be a difficult task. Most of them closed after the evening rush hour traffic. The weight of my laptop bag firmly strapped to my back slowed me down as I dragged myself through the … Continue reading

COMING OF AGE

  After all these years, it is funny that people still do not know how to deal with me. They try to hide the fact that I remind them. They go out of their way to be nice, like niceness is going to wipe it all away. It’s alright that they remember, I remember too. … Continue reading

THE APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA

The speaker is Death There was a merchant in Bagdad who sent his servant to market to buy provisions and in a little while the servant came back, white and trembling, and said, Master, just now when I was in the marketplace I was jostled by a woman in the crowd and when I turned … Continue reading

FLASH FICTION: UNTITLED

Let me tell you a story… a dark tale of regret, it all starts with an heartbreak…. and it ends with one also… the story is in-between… She woke up crying in the dark, the room was unfamiliar, the faces were strange, but the feeling was old…. regret was her best friend… She stood and … Continue reading