Flash tales

Nigerian Christmas Delights

  As Christmas approached, the telltale signs began to emerge. The air itself bore the essence of the season, tingling throats and itching noses—it was the  arrival of Harmattan, long anticipated since the early weeks of December.    Mothers would bathe their children in warm water baths, applying methylated balms and petroleum jelly to their chests …

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Blogmas Day Two: Little Miss Single Pringle-Part One

The McAvoys are having another private Christmas party this year, and most residents of Melrose Avenue look forward to getting invited. Their front yard looked so beautiful. The entire building was wired with incandescent lights, and the porch railings had artificial pine garlands and fairy lights tied to them. A Christmas wreath was also hung …

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Blogmas Day One: The Little Things That Made Christmas, Christmas

“I hope I didn’t leave anything out?” Shola asked her mother, biting on the pen cap as her eyes ran through the list. “So we’re getting spring onions, straw beans, carrots, green bell peppers, peas, kidney beans and sweet corn, right?” Shola asked. “Yes.” Iya Shola responded. “Buy efo shoko on your way too.” She added. …

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