Flash wednesday

The Last Thing I Remember

Word length: 200-300 Blackness. Someone is frantically calling my name. A tiny light. I walk towards it. It keeps growing. I follow it. ***** I wake up on the floor. Why am I on the ground by the roadside? And why is there a crowd around me? I don’t remember lying down here. I remember […]

Flash wednesday

No Such Thing As Monsters

Word length: 600 – 700 “Mommy, there’s a monster in my room.” Jane’s mother sighed. “There’s no such thing as monsters, Jane. It’s just your imagination. Now close your eyes and go to sleep.” Jane clutched her teddy bear tightly to her chest, her knuckles turning white at the pressure she was exerting. She watched as her […]

Flash wednesday

Imagine

Word length: 300 – 400 We were rolling along Ahmadu Bello. I sat in the middle, between the driver and the other passenger. So I had a good view. Up ahead, two men were filling a car with petrol – a hustling black marketer and his better dressed car-owner client. The 20-litre gallon sat on […]

Flash wednesday

SILENT NIGHT

(200-300 words) “I am the monster that loves you!” A hot shiver crawled down her spine as she reached for the door knob. Turning it, the door gave way and history hit her in the face. Ten years suddenly seemed like yesterday. She peered, cautiously, before trudging her way inside the room. Nothing had changed. […]

Flash wednesday

Ijenu

(Word length: 500-600 words) Each time the rain drums on the corrugated iron sheets, each time cars run by the major road like images being flipped by on a touch screen phone, each time I drift into my head and into reminiscence, I hear Ijenu’s voice screaming from the kitchen place “Liar liar, pants on […]

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Jos

Word length: 400-500 words   Jos, 24th Dec 2012. “Mama, I’ll be back by Sunday,” I shouted into the phone as the tricycle sped to the popular tomato market along Bauchi ring road. I noticed some young men loitering in a corner and my chest tightened a bit. I quickly chided myself for being paranoid. […]

Flash wednesday

The devil and the lagoon

(Word length: 400-500 words) I boarded a molue back from church on Sunday. This is one side of a telephone conversation by a fellow passenger. “Yes? Why are you calling? Shebi I said you people should not call me?” Pause. “He did what?” Pause. “What do you mean ‘he is not talking’?” At this point, […]