Midnight Sun

Son Shine

“Babe, I had a dream”, Tayo said, stirring me awake. “Nightmare?” I asked. Four hours before, we were celebrating our fifteenth wedding anniversary and my forty-fifth birthday with close friends. “I dreamt that we danced till midnight but it was…
Precious Adeniyi
January 23, 2020
Midnight Sun

THE STORY TELLER

Before the earth was dominated by humans, the original inhabitants were the Òrìṣà - gods of old. This is a tale of two Òrìṣà, ỌYA goddess of storms and ÈṢÙ the trickster god. One day ỌYA visited ÈṢÙ on a…
Anigbogu Anidimma
January 20, 2020
Midnight Sun

Journey

Mama was getting sick when I got the visa. She was in a hospital-bed by the time I packed up to leave. Two bosom friends needed each other; but one of us is going on a journey. “Do not worry…
Aminat Adesanya
January 19, 2020
Midnight Sun

My Night's Sum

Imagine going back to the minute, the moment, the instant you were born. I mean the time of conception; it’s how I feel whenever he touches me. It’s repulsive. It etches dark lines of pain in my head. It started…
Nathaniel Chukwuma
January 18, 2020
Midnight Sun

Musings

Her vision blurred and she struggled to keep her eyes open. She let out a deep breath. That's her third time of visiting the toilet during the night. But, she'd rather spend all night on the closet than give up…
Midnight Sun

It was a setup!

“Omo, guys I no read anything again abeg, I wan go sleep. No be me send Avogadro message” i said to my guys. We were preparing for a test! Femi was saying, I should read!!! The next morning, the class…
Omogbolahan Oyafunke
January 15, 2020
Midnight Sun

SURVIVING EVIL

A ritual that takes place at the market square every year. Five virgins sacrificed to a 65 year old Queen Juliat to make her look young again. Blindfolded, I could only hear noises: the distant barking of a dog, the…
Gloria Asuquo
January 15, 2020
Midnight Sun

The Awaited Child

The baby's cries pierce the still night as the chief priest of Abulasi, with the king and his entourage, trudges on through the dreaded forest. This is the seventh child — a baby girl again! The other six met their…
Chikezie Onwumere
January 13, 2020
Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

Akodi was close. "Beyond the forest of dreams, below the point where the midnight sun kisses the stream of forgetfulness, lies Takawa's City of Gold." Mumbling the tale with trepidation, he surveyed the dense forest before him. Its waking nightmares…
Anita Benson
January 12, 2020
Midnight Sun

Tears at sunset.

If only Mama would look at me. I know she is avoiding my eyes on purpose. I know she can't bear to look at me while she makes the decision. I just need her to look into my eyes and…
Inioluwa Ojo
January 12, 2020

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