Damona

Angela had always seen them, things she couldn’t explain, things no one else could see. The first time she had seen one of the creatures hanging on the roof of a building, she ran to tell her mother. ‘It’s only a dream’ her mother had said. But it wasn’t a dream. Nobody believed her, they…

Love and Lust

“I shouldn’t be here.” Even as Lisa said this to herself, her legs moved forward steadily. She had no control over them, their determined strides contrasted with her quivering heart. She got to the gate and knocked. ‘Leave! Leave now. It’s not too late to back out’ a small voice whispered in her ears. She…

In Love With a Married Man

The first thing you should know about me is that I am a good girl, a church girl even. I am not a bad person, I just love doing the right thing after all, I don’t want to end up in hell. Who wants that anyways? Another thing you should know is that this is…

A Story of Big Fishes

Nchelem dusted his behind, went into his hut and drank deeply from the cool pot of water. He picked up a shard of wood from the ground and bit into it until it became so tiny it could go between his teeth and dig out all the remnant of meat clinging to his teeth after…

Family Court

It came to her suddenly. “A courtroom. This is what a courtroom looks like and feels like.” A small laughter escaped from her mouth, making mama turn sharply and give her the cold eye. Before now, Immaculate would have been frightened after receiving one of mama’s cold stares. Now, she just smiled sweetly at the…

Journey

Our lives changed the day aunty Nsikak, our mother’s sister came for one of her visits one hot Thursday afternoon after school. Mama was just preparing to go back to her nearby kiosk after making lunch for us, when aunty Nsikak arrived with a big smile and hugs for everybody. Aunty Nsikak always brought candy…