CUSTOMERS

WRITTEN BY NZEH UCHE I held Paul’s arm as we walked straight towards the junction where they all stood. I recognized the woman attending to her customers, but couldn’t place the face. She sold beans cake. From afar, she saw me and wore a smile. As we got closer there, …

LOOKALIKES—1

WRITTEN BY NZEH UCHE It was that year; crime had firm standing. The people feared for one another because their livelihood reeked of law-breakers. Putting an end to these crimes was to follow the hierarchy of evil deeds—to cut off the Cobra’s head, before roasting its body. But this was …

FATAL FIND

WRITTEN BY IWUNDU WISDOM Somewhere along a busy road sits an apartment, and in the apartment a boy, and in the boy frustration. He stares across the dimly lit room at the empty pages of his notebook, then to the far right, at the winking cursor on the white page …

BULGE

WRITTEN BY IWUNDU WISDOM Three months has passed since Basic 5 got a new class teacher. But I’ve been fondling his penis since I grew breasts. Especially after school. He zips down when everyone’s gone and slips it out. It felt so warm the first time I held it, but …

KING OF GIRLS

WRITTEN BY CHIOMA NGAIKEDI A Bomb isn’t always made of gun powder and mercury. Sometimes, It is the tension threatening to explode in your pounding heart as you sit in the doctor’s office awaiting your HIV result. Chude is your name and you are the ladies’ man. At 33, money …