Category: Short Stories

Short Stories, Tale Africa

The First Award

By Oyotunde Ojo, Nigeria: Just about the sun setting into the womb of the West, Tamunu ambled out of the thick forest that bordered Awa village. In it, he had wandered since day break, rummaging for animals. He bore a terrible look. He seemed ridded of the last dose of energy in him. It had been a bad day for […]

999 total views, 2 views today

Read more No Comments
Share this entry:
Short Stories, Tale Africa

Click “I Do” to continue

By Lloyd A Lutara, Uganda: Jason and Melissa went back and forth about this matter a number of times before finally deciding to get married on a Tuesday. Jason sat in front of his computer and Melissa in front of hers, just the way they wanted it. It was out of necessity rather than consensus, that the ceremony would take […]

1,123 total views, 1 views today

Read more No Comments
Share this entry:
Short Stories, Tale Africa

As Bad a Day as This

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: “You never hear the shot that takes you down”. These words are not famous, but they resound for me in a way that popular platitudes and hackneyed phrases never can. They represent a truth that I have known since I was a teenager and one that I have lived by for almost two decades. Simply put, […]

1,761 total views, 4 views today

Read more No Comments
Share this entry:
Short Stories, Tale Africa

An Inconvenient It (continued)

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: …continued. “You idiot!” she cut in, “Listen! What do you hear? Could it be the crying of my baby? The same baby who's been giving me endless sleepless nights and hasn't left my side since he was born? The same baby who's here with me! How on Earth could you even think that I'd just leave […]

1,707 total views, 4 views today

Read more No Comments
Share this entry:
Short Stories, Tale Africa

An Inconvenient It

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: I don't like people. I find them annoying at best. Everyone who knows me knows this and they recognise that any incidence in which we interact should be as short as possible, with only the bare necessary in vocal exchange between us. Fortunately, despite what some would cite as paradoxically aggressive misanthropy, I have managed to […]

1,884 total views, 2 views today

Read more No Comments
Share this entry:
Short Stories, Tale Africa

Anywhere

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: “Will you remember me? On those days when he's gone off to one of those other girls and you're left alone in the big, lonely house…will you remember me? Will you remember the times we had and that you will always have my heart?” She winced at my question, almost as if it caused her physical […]

2,075 total views, 3 views today

Read more 2 Comments
Share this entry:
Short Stories, Tale Africa

How to kill a Holy Man (continued)

By Sir Amos Mwine, Uganda: Lucas couldn't restrain his happiness. Quite promptly, he had shot up from his chair so much so that he had toppled it behind. With a sinister smile now, his face beamed with expectation. Finally, he thought, the truth will be revealed. Everyone had thought the lanky man was surely heading to the pulpit but instead, […]

1,134 total views, 1 views today

Read more No Comments
Share this entry:
Short Stories, Tale Africa

How to kill a Holy Man

By Sir Amos Mwine, Uganda: By now, the death of the great man had spread far and wide, and the sorrow that came with it filled the hearts of friends and family just as those very people were now slowly and gradually filling the massive auditorium of the New Canaan Cornerstone church.  This morning service housed the rich and elite, […]

1,045 total views, 1 views today

Read more No Comments
Share this entry:
Short Stories, Tale Africa

Into the darkness

By Mulumba Ivan Matthias, Uganda: He dragged his feet, praying that they wouldn’t fail him. It was ten minutes past four in the morning, by his watch, and yet he was still out. He studied his clothes, a long sleeved blue shirt and a pair of jeans. They were wrinkled with traces of dirt. What a day! He thought. He had […]

2,902 total views, 1 views today

Read more 2 Comments
Share this entry: