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It Happened Last Night By Ugbana-Awaji Finomo

It Happened Last Night by Ugbana-Awaji Finomo

It happened last night when the soft wind blew cold through the doorway into the shack I called my father’s house, stealing every feeling of warmth that my body had fought to retain. I do not blame the wind for the misfortune that has befallen me. Why should I? When I am the cause. My careless faith in the humanity of humans. How many times have I been warned to be careful and never to divulge information? Father and mother…

It Happened Last Night – Adejoke Folayan

It Happened Last Night – Adejoke Folayan

It happened last night. Mummy and I were about to leave the shop when she sent me to buy some tubers of yam. I left the hair and clothes section of the market where her shop was located and crossed to the provision sections. I walked down and turned left to the section of food sellers and then to where yam sellers present their wares in a row. All of them looked the same, dark-skinned, wearing shirts and trousers that…

Daughters Of Eve By Ololade Ajekigbe

Daughters of Eve by Ololade Ajekigbe

It happened last night. It was one of those Friday nights when my friends and I decided to have a few drinks over plates of pepper soup, and if we were lucky, get some feminine company for the rest of the night. The latter only applied to Ken and Ayomide, however. I was the shy and reticent one who didn’t seem to have the bad boy blood in him. My friends had swung into party mode when we got to…

Stolen By Zinny Ogbonna

Stolen by Zinny Ogbonna

It happened last night, the images of his white face haunted her. A night of guilty pleasure had taken an unexpected twist. She could remember it all. His palm connected with her cheek, “If you shout, I will kill you,” he said. His eyes darkened from rage and lust, as he held up a knife so she could see it clearly. “Please Uncle Ken, please don’t hurt me,” she pleaded. He watched her lips quiver. The fear evident in her…

Libyan Glass By Dike Dyke Williams

Libyan Glass by Dike Dyke Williams

It happened last night, after I was relocated to one of the dark rooms. I couldn’t see the faces in the room well, but the smell of hatred, anger, and anguish spoilt the thin air we breathed from small windows hung far above the room. “You dey stay my space,” someone with the voice of a boy said. His mouth like a dead rat’s hole, I was unmoved. Then, a slap hit my nose. Blood. I left his space as…

Confessions By Jason Osisiogu

Confessions by Jason Osisiogu

“It happened last night,” whispers the voice from the other side of the confessional. “What, my dear child?” the Reverend inquires. “He hit me… My husband.” When a priest has received confessions for almost a decade, declarations such as this only stir pithy, impersonal admonitions. But the Reverend is no ordinary cleric. He prides himself in this. Why else has he ascended rapidly through the ranks of the clergy and received ample admiration from the laity? “But, my child, you…

Call For Entries Into The JB Afenfia Flash Fiction Contest

Call for Entries into the JB Afenfia Flash Fiction Contest

Entries are invited from all over Nigeria for the JB Afenfia Flash Fiction Contest. This competition hopes to identify, publish and reward the best flash fiction from Nigeria. RULES AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY Entry must be original, unpublished prose work in English. Entry must begin with the sentence, “It happened last night”. Entry must not exceed 400 words. Entries should be sent to admin@michaelafenfia.com. Entry closes by midnight December 27, 2017.  Participants are not allowed to submit more than one entry…