AMARIYA

  WRITTEN BY CHIOMA NGAIKEDI Today is my Yini ceremony. I was sitting on a velvet arabian mat. The laali painter was drawing henna patterns on my hands. My legs had already been painted and adorned with gold trinkets. My nose-ring connected to the crown of the jewel hidden behind …

THE WATER OF LIFE

WRITTEN BY ANIEKAN AKPAN It was 9:15 am, Grandma – a devout Anglican had just returned from morning prayers, accompanied by Tim – the Bishop’s house help. He assisted her carry a ten litre of fluid. “Kunle, Segun come here,” She said as she stepped out to the verandah after …

HOW SEX EXTENDED MY SERVICE YEAR

WRITTEN BY NZEH UCHE I woke up realizing I was seated on my chair and my upper body resting on my reading table in my room. My hands still holding my Android phone; the browser still on www.nysc-cds.com where I was checking what I needed for NYSC orientation camp. I …

MY REVENGE — 5

CLICK HERE FOR EPISODE 4 WRITTEN BY OZOVEHE EMMANUEL ADEM Her killer words were “Excuse me let me diagnose the patient”. My dad and mum looked at each other and smiled as they left the room. As we were both alone in the room and the door behind locked – don’t have …

DAUGHTERS OF THE NIGHT

  WRITTEN BY CHIOMA NGAIKEDI 10.37pm… There is a market. A different sort of market. Here, the wares are humans. Females. Tall, short, fair, dark, slim, thick in all shades of goods, they stand. Each at her own shop. Her shop is along the tarred road in the semi lonely …

MY REVENGE — 4

  CLICK HERE FOR EPISODE 3 WRITTEN BY OZOVEHE EMMANUEL ADEM As my eyes popped open, there was my dad and mum staring at me at my bedside. They looked disturbed but I wondered what the problem was. Mum and dad had only combined once to deal with me — when I …

DAWN

WRITTEN BY CHIOMA NGAIKEDI The cock is yet to crow. The sun is yet to rise. Yet, a loud noise punctures your dream. You awake. The noise is coming from your brother, Obioma’s compound. They had begun their trouble again. It’s that his demon wife again. At this virgin hour, …

MARRIAGE — SMALL TORI

WRITTEN BY EMEKA NOBIS Whoever coined that “Till death do us part” sentence didn’t see the big picture. He or she or they felt that death was the ultimate terminator of marital vows. Who told them that? Dead folks feel no pain. They’re to be envied because they’re free of …

MY REVENGE — 3

CLICK HERE TO READ EPISODE 2 WRITTEN BY OZOVEHE EMMANUEL ADEM   As the door opened, there stood my dad. It has been 7years since my dad ever answered the door when anyone knocked. I knew I couldn’t escape it. My destiny was facing me. To further scare me, my dad had …

HALF DEAD

WRITTEN BY CHIOMA NGAIKEDI Nkechi was in her wheelchair inside doctor Ekene’s office. Her amputated thighs held in place with leather straps. Her neck cramped in a neck guard. An oxygen tank hung behind her wheel chair and it’s tubes attached to her nostrils. She has been half dead for …