Sentinel Literary Quarterly

Vol.2 No.3, April 2009. ISSN 1753-6499 (Online). www.sentinelquarterly.com

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Abayomi O. Zuma
Akinlabi Peter
Angela Nwosu
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Benjamin Beresford
Gregory A Lawson
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Matthew Coombe
Nnorom Azuonye
Nnorom Azuonye (2)
Simon Green
 
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FICTION

 

 

Mindscape

 

By Angela Nwosu

 

      Just when I thought I had finally settled my life into a reliable pattern, something happened. Perhaps it might just be seen as nothing really and therefore no problem at all. But that ‘something’ created a chain of other little problems, or so it seems. Maybe it has created a long chain of thoughts connected to a long procession of memories.

 

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The Manual

 

By Abayomi Ogunwale Zuma

 

     Most people I have met over the years assume that I chose to become an obstetrician in order to hang around women. That assertion is wrong to begin with, but the premise cannot be totally discountenanced. My students however believe that I must have been very good in the subject while I was in the medical school. You will kindly show a little understanding if I say nothing to dispel the myths surrounding me, won’t you?

 

This confession was inspired by a recent incident in my office. I will quickly tell you about that incident and then get this confession over with.

 

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The Clinic

 

By Benjamin Beresford

 

A sexual health clinic was perhaps not the best place to pick up women, but Charlie was a firm believer in taking advantage of every opportunity that came his way. An hour previously he had entered the South London day surgery with incredible sheepishness, whispering his name to the receptionist and trying to find the most inconspicuous chair in the waiting room.

 

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The Interesting Case of

Joseph Sangala

 

by Gregory Akinbowale Lawson

 

Joseph Sangala had always considered himself to be a lucky man. In fact he considered himself to be probably one of the luckiest people in the world. He was born on the day the pipe-borne water was introduced into his village of Tompiko. As a result, he was the first baby to benefit from the joys of adequate water supply at child birth. What nobody told us was the fact that he was also the first baby to be afflicted with the water borne rash which accompanied the introduction of the pipe borne system. Being the only child born on that fateful day, all the villagers knew and associated him with the introduction of better things to come to Tompiko. He crawled, walked and ran in the comfort of villagers who revered him and who looked to him for good luck while some even prayed for his type of luck. True to the circumstances surrounding his birth Joseph Sangala went through life based on luck.

 

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