NIGHTLY NIGHT MEAL

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NIGHTYLY NIGHT MEAL

A chilling shriek, more like a scream; muffled, startled, piercing through the impenetrable frigidness of darkness. Pith darkness it was, laced amply with embedded willowy shadows that rested at ease in space as if it was its time. The moon was on a French leave, wanting in its illuminating duty of grazing the night clouds. At least for tonight and for the other nights when the old Churchyard’s gate opened in eerily creaks. It ushered in ghostly figures with their elegant outlines casting along the hallway; elongating towards the Cremation Room. The ash contents of the ceramic urns were never the same after such nights. When morning came, they would have perfectly shaped concave hollows that daring gaped in stark conspicuousness.

Not too distant from the churchyard, a glass of something thicker than water shattered. It must be blood because it flowed in a sticky viscosity. Grunts, sleepy beings adjusts their pajamas for more comfort, wimpy kids grasp tightly to the duvets as if they were strands of safety. Howling winds that soon transliterated into cacophonous mingled chattering, cackles and tears became the song of the awakening dead!

Silent; except for Andrea’s breathing.

Still, silent and attentive was what to describe the body on the bed. Feigned sleep induced by pretend fever, sweaty palms. Meddling with death, he sort to catch the prankster that toppled the furnitures in his room, leaving bits of bread and wine sauce that screamed- BLOOD. Continue reading “NIGHTLY NIGHT MEAL”

SHORT STORY DAY AFRICA PRIZE 2016

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From our ancestors’ first forays
through the continent, to the
contemporary diaspora spread
around the world, people are
eternally moving in, out and about
the African continent. Not everyone leaves out of their own volition, and not everyone comes with the best intentions: nevertheless, the story of Africa is the story of souls migrating, Continue reading “SHORT STORY DAY AFRICA PRIZE 2016”

WHY CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE IS A STAR.

A star is said that to be a person of exceptional talent, charisma and intellect. Who is the ideal Nigerian star? One that can stand out conspicuously, sparkling, even in the midst of a million constellation of other brightly shining stars, is indeed a Nigerian star! This Nigerian star needs no introduction, as she is only a stranger to those who do not know her.
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THE ONLY HELP YOU CAN GET IS FROM YOURSELF.

Good day, kukoronkoooooooooo it’s already past cockcrow! If you are in GMT+1 time zone and you are still asleep then you need to drag yourself up course it is a brand new day and people are already all up in their business. Today, I want us to talk about Chris Rock; a young Afro-American rapper, actor and comedian. Do you know him? The funny guy that hosted this year’s Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards. Now you know him! He said, among other things, that when his vehicle get stalled in the rain or on an abandoned road and he tries to flag down cars driving pass, they mostly ignore him
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YOU ALSO DESERVE A VALENTINE WITHOUT A BAE OR BOO; SPECIAL POST

By the way; happy valentine! Its the season of love and love is in the air or supposed to be in the air. So, this post is not for the lovebirds snuggling together in bed, when they are supposed to be in church. This post is for the now confused girl who could not grab a valentines date and the not-so-cool guy that was ditched by an over-fresh girl this valentine. You are probably crying your eyes out, watching a classic love story or reading Les Miserables. You are likely to attend all church services (including house fellowship), you would cry on the alter and ask God why you can’t find love. You would sulk all day and vent your spleen on some poor innocent soul.
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Now girlfriend or boyfriend, who says you must have a valentine with a bae or boo? You can join the Twitter hash tag today; #I’mMyBoo or #I’mMyBae. Valentine has always been a special treat for me; I don’t believe in chewing gum love or one night stands after heavy valentine booze. I’m going through a phase of self awareness and I don’t even have the time to snatch up a Val Date. So, does that mean
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DON’T CRITICIZE

Wake up it’s morning! And it is Thursday! How the week just about to end? Well this morning on our Blogcast I would love to keep our minds dwelling on criticisms and being over judgmental. Trust me, I don’t want to encroach into you weekend so this would be strictly straight to the point. First things first, why do I want to dwell on a mind damping topic on a Friday that should be filled with loads of fun Continue reading “DON’T CRITICIZE”

MY STORY IS NOT OVER YET

Wake up! Thursday morning! How did you spend your  night. I woke up pretty late, all thanks to insomnia caused by watching movies. Here is Thursday with its loads and loads if cooking, cleaning, mowing, scrubbing, work, work, work.
I had to sneak away from my unending chores to host my blog cast, don’t tell my mother otherwise I’ll be done for; not that she would whoop my ass. Well today on the blog cast we are going to talk about the punctuation mark called semicolon (;). I would go beyond the grammatical relevance of the semicolon, so for you not to be bored I am not giving a grammatical lecture. Our prime focus would be on the life relevance of the punctuation mark; that is how we can achieve a #Flawless life through it. Now someone might ask again, what is the relevance of a semicolon to the blog cast for today; My life is not over yet;? (Jeez there is so much punctuation marks muddled up).
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WRITIVISM SHORT STORY PRIZE IS HERE AGAIN!!!

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2016 Writivism Short Story Prize
Guidelines
Posted by cacedirector
1. The Writivism Short Story Prize
is an annual award for
emerging African writers
administered by the Center for
African Cultural Excellence
(CACE).
2. Entrants must be unpublished
writers, resident in an African
country. One is deemed
published if they have a book
of their own.
3. Any questions of eligibility
shall be resolved by the CACE
administration and their
decision is final.
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WHO GIVES A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS

WHO CARES FOR MY THOUGHTS?-YOU
Who gives a penny for my thoughts? Yet, I must air them because I have been given the opportunity to do so. Since the outset of the United Nations Organization, goals have been formulated to be achieved by the countries under its umbrella. Now, that task has been given to a young voice to design and implement three goals that would be adopted by the UNO for the next twenty years.
Hmmm! My goals would be
1. Poverty Alleviation
2. Gender Equalization
3. Food Water and Security for all Campaign

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WHY CHOOSE THESE GOALS OF ALL THE TROUBLES IN THE WORLD?
With a tear stricken face, we watch the excruciating pain of people enduring in the face hardship. Children and pregnant women in Sub-Saharan Africa die because they cannot afford antimalarial drugs that costs below a dollar. Untapped human resources Continue reading “WHO GIVES A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS”