Celebrating East African Writing!

A Drum, A Heart, A Book – The Shortlist [And March Short Story Callout]

Well, you writers sure rose up to the challenge! I’ve spent the last week reading through all your entries. And wow, what a nice surprise! I even had to call in reinforcements, and after a while, we have a shortlist. I hope you’ll enjoy reading the entries and speculating on the storylines as much as I did.

Please read through the stories and comment/critique. I will be announcing the winner later this week. (The winner has already been decided.)

Written in Song and Blood: A lone man climbed a mountain. His palms were rubbed raw against the rocks and the wind beat against him mercilessly sending the tail of his ripped shirt flapping behind him.

A Drum, A Heart and A Book: “A drum? You got me a drum? I can’t believe you got me a drum!” She shrieked as she held the drum in her hands, disgust all over her face.

Of Old Beliefs… For Keeps: There is this land that I’ll live to tell; where tranquility reined to the core, if I could call it that.  The essence of the common belief they had was intertwined.

Withering Heights: Whenever Lucy thought about her husband Brian, her lower abdomen flared up in pain. It wasn’t the kind of pain she had on the twenty-third of every month.

In the meantime, here is an idea for your March Writing. Someone posted on a social media status recently: “I want us to be done with the vote so we can get back to living.” If you were to write a short story, how would you represent the ‘living’?

Send in your short story to Deadline is March 15, 2013. Subject of Email Submission: Living & The Book.

Your Short Story should have an appended Nota Bene stating the title of a book that has impacted your recent living and a short review – not more than 400 words – of the book.

Prize: Kshs 1000/- in airtime and a Storymoja book.


One comment on “A Drum, A Heart, A Book – The Shortlist [And March Short Story Callout]

  1. AH
    February 25, 2013

    Sow hen do we get to know the winner?


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