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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Apple, My Darling

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: The thunder in our souls sounded long before the lightning struck. Even as I drew those clean, long blades across the veins of our fulcrum—I knew the end had come. The rush of time had led us farther out than we even thought possible to begin with. And to what? Pain? Or, perhaps, it’s indistinguishable cousin, […]

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Silver lining

By Tonderai Chimanikire, Zimbabwe: Standing along the edge, With nowhere to turn, trapped in this pitiful existence, With nowhere to go,   Then that cliché, “Why me?” The urge to ask “What did i do to deserve this?” A curse maybe? Or am I just the devil of my own doing?   Secretly falling apart, Hiding behind the tears of […]

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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 […]

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