14 Days of Valentine

This is a series of fiction and opinion pieces themed around Valentine’s Day.

The stories will cover various genres ranging from action and horror to comedy and tragedy. This special promises to be funny, warm, steamy and even scary so don’t miss it. We’re pretty excited too.

P.S. All resemblance to actual Yoruba demons, however uncanny, are purely coincidental and unintentional.

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The Thing

It was Shona’s idea that they meet at Cherries, a bar in Boston made popular by a violent shooting that had claimed the lives of six black people last August. Cherries had closed business for a long time, healing and hibernating, and now they were open with a brand-new exterior, all red brick and sturdy…

The Wedding

The hall was gloriously decorated with colourful, sweet-smelling flowers and alight with grandiose chandeliers. Gold and purple drapes and ribbons were beautifully spread around the grand space, and lined the ivory chiavari chairs according to the royal theme the Bride had chosen. It was to be the wedding of all weddings, as the Creative Director of…

Hollow

At 9:50pm, when Henry turned the locks right and the doors of his Banana Island apartment opened, his thoughts were clear red wavy pulses,  each bump directing him towards his possibly sleeping fiancé upstairs. He took off his shoes under the comic sketch his artist sister made of him, and insisted on hanging so it…

Help

“Risi! Get me some water!” Madam’s voice bellowed across all the rooms of the house. Risi couldn’t tell where it was coming from. It echoed, confused and threatened all at once. She shuffled the length and breadth of the kitchen, seeking Madam’s favourite cup. The damn thing was in hiding today. This wasn’t good. She…