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by on Jan 18, 2016 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

1,900 Words Today, I remembered soursops for 46 seconds. Well, I say ‘remembered,’ but it was more like I bought myself a few seconds of pain-filled pleasure, plugging into some dead guy’s memory file. Timed it just right, too. At the precise moment the Kitchen Butterfly show started,...

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Short Fiction Appreciation by Chikodili Emelumadu

by on Nov 4, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Asking me to pick a favourite anything is a recipe for disaster, much less a favourite story. I am liable to be found many years later, a desiccated corpse, frozen in a cross between The Thinker’s contemplative pose and the agonised countenance of Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’. So. Many....

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Candy Girl

by on Nov 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 5 comments

3910 WORDS Shirley Jackson Award Nominee The trouble starts when I pick up my umbrella, and it pricks my finger. “Ouch!” I examine the wound. It is not bleeding, but when I squeeze it a thick, brown substance very like foundation starts to come out. “What’s that?” asks my cousin Ginika...

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