Micro 0112: Through the Yellow Door

The hallway was empty. The clean floor, polished by years of moping rags and stomping feet, reflected the cool, crisp early morning light through the glass door that marked its end. The brightly coloured doors that separated adjoining rooms from the hallway entombed the sleeping girls, who floated on the last vestiges of their dreams….

Never ending battles & Micro0109: For the Queen

I wrote a story today. I liked it. Wasn’t sure anyone else would so for a moment I decided I was going to keep it to myself. Started on something else that did not inspire me and it fell flat like a cake with too much moisture. Time and time again we’ve heard people say…

Gasp! … and *faint*!

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Go on and say something about the punctuation in my title. I curate an amazing magazine on Flipboard that is all about African Literature. Book reviews, book releases, author interviews, opinions about African literature, competition news, submission requests, short stories, and so much more. Seriously, if you haven’t subscribed, in the famous words…

African Literature: News, Reviews, Author Interviews

For a while now I’ve been searching for one place online where I could go to to find news and reviews on African literature. It is slim pickings out there folks, but not because African people are not writing (never let such blasphemous words escape your lips!!!). One consolidated place where you can reach out…

Naming my Characters

Hello there, anonymous people of the intertubes! How do you fare today? Today is get-story-done day. I started a short story the weekend before last and it remains unfinished. It ballooned from a short story that was supposed to take a few pages (3 or 4) but is now 6400+ words long and I haven’t…

Africa and Her Tongues

I am proud to say I am not one of those people who DON’T see color. I see color. I love color. Whenever I have the priviledge of meeting a new person of African Descent (NPOAD – I don’t think that will catch on, but hey…) I always ask what their heritage is. It becomes…