Krystal Pen

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Tag Archive for ‘short story’

Dry Gin/ Short story/ Nemine, Funge-owei Michael

The pipes leading to my lungs got thinner and rusty. It was difficult to breath, like Kaduna was running out of air—even the sticky and adulterated form. I wanted to quit. Leave this little space. Place my heart on newly plowed fields, sprinkle water and let the sun stitch it. It is what you do to anything broken, everything shredded. After Halimah tore my heart into bits, I wanted another […]

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Read Chimamanda Adichie’s new short story– How did you feel about it?

A relationship, a seemingly heterogeneous union, a strange character, mildly alien to your person, walking into you, to be part of you– how do you feel about it? The story from the award winning author and activist. In the quiet carriage we sat angled away from each other. We always rode the quiet carriage, but today it felt like a gift: a reason not to talk. Jonathan in his maroon […]

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All that time/ Written by Phoenix/

15 years 11 months and 23 hours. That’s how long I waited for him. Waited not because I didn’t have anything better to do, or that I didn’t want to move on with my life, but because it was subconscious. Ingrained in my DNA to want him. I just needed to fill that hole inside of me with what should never have left. Mostly I would hear stories from friends […]

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