Sentinel Literary Quarterly

Vol.2 No.2, January 2009. ISSN 1753-6499 (Online). www.sentinelquarterly.com

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Bernard Gieske
Genna Gardini
Helena Carolinska
Michael Lee Rattigan
Nnorom Azuonye
Ramesh Dohan
Sholeh Wolpé
Terri Ochiagha
Tolu Ogunlesi
Uche Nduka
Uchechukwu Umezurike
William Stephenson
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FICTION

 

Old Score

by Nnorom Azuonye

 

Ugo slides the letter back into the envelope it came in. Like the evil sword it is, there in its scabbard, it will not harm anyone. He gnashes his teeth in anger, glances at his wristwatch, and shakes his head from side to side. In just under one hour he shall be in another session at his osteopath’s. It is like confession. Every other week he goes to Mayer’s, surrenders himself to painful, trespassing but awkwardly pleasant stretches of his body and bones. With each session he borrows a few days’ relief from agony. “Serves me right for trying to be Schwarzenegger,” he pretends to tease, but really reprimands himself. He remembers the precise moment at a Seven Sisters gym he heard a click in his back that has condemned him to nearly a decade of hell. A moment of stupidity that has also taken away the courage he needs to return to Nigeria to settle an old score. Read the full story>>

 

Submissions

Submit your short fiction or extract from long fiction for Sentinel Literary Quarterly Vol.2 No.3 April 2009 by the 31st of March to sentinelpoetry@gmail.com or sentinel@sentinelpoetry.org.uk

Stories may be up to 8,000 words long.

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Editor: Nnorom Azuonye

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