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LYING IN WAIT

Dust we are and onto dust we shall return. The words are reverberating in my mind as I watch the busy shovels dumping soil on the casket that had Odiola

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Caught Between A Rock And A Hard-on

My name is Buchi. I’m in the university and I live off-campus, in the lodge known as Mediatrix. When I started living in Mediatrix, I didn’t talk to anybody for

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THE GOLIATH IN DAVID

Uncle David isn’t really my uncle. He is my mother’s adopted brother. He was my first crush and I remember growing up as a young adult, I would watch with

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EVERY INCH OF ME

I watch my boss as he walks up to me. His name is Henry, a thick chocolate candy of a man. Henry is about twice my age but clearly takes

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FLOWERS ON HIS HEAD

The first time you heard the word ‘Grindr’ was on a series on the telly. One of the gay characters had used it to meet up with a boy, after

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BY THE RIVER

Chinedu crouched quietly in the clearing in the bush by the banks of the Mmiriani River, a place that usually served as a washing spot for the villagers of Mgbeochie.

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Till My Blood Runs Dry

I could see my brother clearly even though all the other dancers blended, intoxicated by Taarab music till they cast all distinctions aside and swayed in motions that could blister

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Thrill Chasers

“Where are you?” The words pop up on my screen. It is a private message from someone. I check the handle, ‘ilovesoccer’. I groan and minimize the message. I click

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FATHER, FORGIVE ME, FOR I HAVE SINNED

Writer’s Word: This is a work of fiction and I do not, in any way, support pedophilia. 7: 38 pm The light from the laptop screen plastered my shadow against

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THE THRESHOLD

I was born on a cold dreary September morning. My mother would sometimes tell me in that way people tell stories they have forgotten they’ve told a hundred times about