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Fiction, Poetry and everything Literary. Every voice should be heard.

Love is the thing that feeds your blood to the earth/ poetry

Don’t tell her you love her because your lips are sewed with too few days and greased with oblivion. Don’t sing her a love song because your voice was borrowed from the wind and is wandering in a faceless storm. Don’t give her the dark chocolate as love’s emissary because your heart is made of feathers and guarded with baskets. Oh gentle sojourner from the mountain towns! Love is the […]

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The best writing tips

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed -Ernest Hemingway If you are reading this, it’s either you want to be a writer, any type of writer, or you want to better your writing skills. Either way, you are a writer. You see, there is nothing more to writing other than picking up your blue or black pen and dragging it down […]

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Latest spoken word poetry contest

Submissions for the spoken word poetry contest started on the 30th of December 2017 and will end on the 30th of January 2018. krystalpen spoken word poetry contest is a new contest initiated by krystalpen to rekindle and to celebrate the beauty of spoken word poetry with a prize money of #15,000 for the winner. Click here for guidelines on how to enter

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Krystalpen spoken word poetry contest

Krystalpen’s first spoken word poetry contest is here! Spoken word is poetry’s maiden form. Poetry was first spoken, vocalized, before it was written. The art form illuminates the beauty in poetry, tell apart intonations and voice inflections- this is what we first call poetry; when it is mouthed and when it is heard. This beautiful art form should not be lost. The interest after it need not wane. It should […]

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Ghosts on the loose/ series/ chapter 5

The sun rays flicked slowly, bringing in a feel of safety. Toma laid on the bed, eyes folded, hands clenched and lips tightened and drawn-out. It was how he folded in Maa’s arms in the night, to be hard, hard enough to repel the fear. I smiled and touched his lips, pushing them back gently. They melted, relaxing into a tender plane. Then he wiped his lips with his tongue […]

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Ghosts on the loose/ series/ chapter 4

Kolokuma sat on the white plastic chair and felt a blistering liberty; a looseness amidst the heat within him, like feathers flaunting in the wind. He rolled the sweats away from his pale hand with his thumb and thought of the next morning; covering a few more kilometers and sacking more calories. The morning was frosty. It kept his sportswear moist a little longer. He hummed larghetto melodies and watched […]

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The Night Masquerade: Here is an opportunity to read chapter one before its release date

The concluding volume of Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti trilogy: Binti: The Night Masquerade, is almost here. The book will be available, starting from the 16th of January.However, we now have the opportunity to have a taste of the much anticipated novel. Chapter one, which is subtitled Alien was published on Tor.com Read it below. Chapter 1 Aliens It started with a nightmare . . . “We still cannot get out,” my […]

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