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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Dead Call

By Chido Nyandoro, Zimbabwe   Bits of scraps and flesh littered the area where a military patrol vehicle once stood, like morsels of a meal eaten in a haste. I didn’t like that kind of dream. I didn’t like what I was thinking. When I awoke up, my first instinct was to call, to prove the dream wrong.The screen of […]

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Reflections

Hate

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Every single man I did get to know filled me with but one desire: to lift my hand and bring it smashing down on his face. But because I am a woman I have never had the courage to lift my hand.” – Nawal El Saadawi, Woman at Point Zero It is difficult not to […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Stranger Eons (1)

    By F. C. Stanley A thousand stains had his gift inflicted itself on him. And then a thousand more. Each time the line of events was the same: an argument, borne of some desire or deception, the decision to go to war, followed by a sharpening of swords, a buffering of shields, a whisper of plea to the […]

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The River Willing

                                               By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbawe: Every night it’s the same. The sequence always follows a specific pattern, a worn-out road to the same conclusion. The dream always starts with me. I’m on a hill in the middle of some grassy plain. My men are down in the valley, sweeping what remains of the enemy. None stand before me anymore. The wind […]

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Series, Sloppy Wet Kiss

Sloppy Wet Kiss: Yolanda (5)

By Tashinga Wazara, Zimbabwe: Audrey, Yolanda’s mother was a lecturer at the University in the Law Department. Her husband, John, was a policeman. He worked as a special crimes detective and he was never home. He would leave home at 5am before Audrey even woke up and he would be back home around midnight everyday. He was married to his […]

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Series, Sloppy Wet Kiss

Sloppy Wet Kiss: Yolanda (1)

My alarm goes off. It’s 6 am. I turn it off ceremoniously because it hasn’t served its purpose. It was supposed to wake me up but the problem is I haven’t slept all night. I couldn’t. I have been relaying this “plan” over and over again in my mind. My heart has been racing. I have been restless, sweaty, on […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Redemption (Finale)

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: I've been out on nights like these many times in my life. The cool air always stings when your drunk off your rocker. It's as if nature herself is slapping you in the face, caressing you with laughing fingers. I'd often wake up with a slight cold, my body worn from having to weather both my […]

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