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Short Story: The Poor Widow and her beautiful daughters

SHORT STORY The Poor Widow And Her Two Beautiful Daughters Once upon a time, on a lonely hillside just outside the town, there stood a small cottage. In the cottage lived a widow with her two beautiful daughters. They were named Snow-White and Rose-Red after the two rose bushes that grew on either side of…
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5 awkward but meaningful African proverbs

Many of African’s literary works are filled with fearful grammars that at first sight seem awkward. Take for instance; the literary works of Professor Wole Soyinka needs your uninterrupted concentration and calmness to assimilate his words. The same can be said of some African proverbs. Hearing or reading about them might at first sound crazy…
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7 African proverbs that will sink your worries.

Are you worried and heavy hearted? You might be passing through life’s tough and critical condition, these African proverbs can help. 7 African proverbs that will sink your worries The moon moves slowly but by day break, it has crossed the sky. Meaning: Regardless of how slow your success and achievements are, keep working, one…
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5 African proverbs about birds that explain life issues

African’s literary prowess has over time birthed sensitive proverbs that takes it bearing from nature to explain or correct life issues. Here are 5 of such African proverbs about birds that explain life issues: An eagle doesn’t go to the market place for nothing neither does a rabbit run in the day time for nothing.…
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The poor relationship’s story

He was very reluctant to take precedence of so many respected members of the family, by beginning the round of stories they were to relate as they sat in a goodly circle by the Christmas fire; and he modestly suggested that it would be more correct if “John our esteemed host” (whose health he begged…
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Two Days [Short Story]

When we finally kissed, it was clear that it was our last. His lips pressed gently against mine. I felt that kind of wrenching in my heart, and as I turned and walked the other way, I could hear him packing the picnic back into his basket. It took some effort to shoo away the…
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When the Lights Go Down | Liam Callanan

So it was strange, really, that he wasn’t wearing a wedding ring. Perhaps he was gay? Which was fine. For him. She knew people had wondered as much of her: all those years, unmarried. But she wasn’t gay. She was hard to please… Rita Loomis had fallen asleep at her own retirement party. Her colleague…
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Tears, Venom and Riches

Being poor was better than the adject, Jide, Chris, Lina and Mum struggled after dad passed on. Education was nowhere close to an option, our life was mocked by the environment, a naturally sabotage. Mum tried all she could for our survival, even in tears, her skin could show beyond tale, how hell it was…
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WALLS (A Short Story)

A cousin brother raped his cousin sister because he was obsessed with her. He paid a friend to accept the rape when the entire family got to know about it.   The truth can not be kept forever. Cousin sister became pregnant. Cousin brother still loves her but his friends advise him to poison her to…
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The Spider And The Fly By Mary Howitt

“Will you walk into my parlor?” said the spider to the fly; “‘Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you may spy. The way into my parlor is up a winding stair, And I have many curious things to show when you are there.” “Oh no, no,” said the little fly; “to ask me is…
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Tell me that you love me – A Short Story

“Look into my eyes and tell me that you love me” was the last thing she said to me before we departed that night. This was all I wish I said at the police station when I was called in for questioning. The truth remains that either the government finds me guilty or not, I…
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