Saturday, July 2, 2016

Picture of You

To the memory of my father Rev. A. S. Akpan (1940-4eva)


With this life I’m going to paint a picture of you
Cut a canvas out of reality splash on colors so true
Erect a living effigy in my flesh offer up my body
For all time in pursuit of this solitary soulful duty;
I’m gonna walk your walk until I’m eligible to talk
Like you once did during your stay on this mortal ball,
I got a feeling I want to feel it how you took the heat
And polish, refine, weave it into the theme of my masterpiece.

Akpan



Friday, July 1, 2016

IntShoWriMo 2016: Round Up & Winners' Medallion

IntShoWriMo 2016 Winners' Medallion


We’re on the other side of 30 days of adrenalin rush. It’s been four whole weeks of tempting the muse and the word ‘fun’ just grew a whole new meaning of its own.

So, long story short, this month’s theme has been about celebrating, at least for me, five years of crafting 30 stories in 30 days. I didn’t know exactly how this gig was going to turn out when I dipped my toes in that strange waters of the short tale. But heck, here I stand today worth over a hundred and fifty stories of roughly 250,000 word count.

I just might post the summaries of those stories sometime this July but for everybody who took part in this year’s challenge, the winners’ golden badge is all yours for the taking. I’ll be seeing you yet again the coming year.

Until that time, write feverishly and keep your pen bleeding!

Akpan