Posts Tagged "chikodili emelumadu"

Interview with Chikodili Emelumadu

by on Jan 19, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

The Earth is dying and mostly abandoned. The generations of those left behind survive on protein bars, enforced entertainments, and the empty promise of ascension if they please their jailers. Pleasures, such as taste and smell, can be had for a price. Their life is hell, so why not get...

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Soursop

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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Congratulations to Shirley Jackson Award nominee Chikodili Emelumadu!

by on May 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

So this happened while I was away last weekend at World Horror Con in Atlanta, GA: The 2014 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction. SHORT FICTION “Wendigo...

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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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