Creative Corner – C.C – First Task: ZIK THE BEST PRIZE:

MCMG: Putting Cameroonians on the Map

The idea of becoming the best has lingered in the minds of many long before the bible was written. However, visions become thwarted with lack of opportunities. In this light, we present the first challenge of this forum…a 500 word short story that highlights the best of what you know…a handsome prize awaits the best…it’s your time to shine so this is your opportunity…

500 words short story competition

500 words short story competition


  1. You have to become a register member of our site
  2. You will have to join the group, Creative Corner to Write or upload you file.
  3. English and French are the allowed languages.
  4. Writings must be creative & original, no copy and paste, click here to read intro of cc
  5. Think out of the box, stories that could be developed into movies and become Cameroon next blockbusters.

Top 5 writers will be selected for a poll, and the winner of the poll will be given a chance to see his/her story turn into a movie.

3 thoughts on “Creative Corner – C.C – First Task: ZIK THE BEST PRIZE:”

    Mon Pays is blend of fiction, real life experiences and imagination of Cameroon; a Cameroonian story 50 years after indepedence and re-unification. Corruption, tribalism, greed and selfishness have been prevalence in Mon Pays; reasons for the marginalisation of the anglophone minority by their superior francophone brothers, lack of trust and co-operation between the north west and the south west brothers of the English speaking minority. The inner fighting among the tribes and ethnic groups over these years got many thinking mon pays was affected the highest when the towel of babel was destroyed, thus the reason Cameroonians can not truly be identified under a common identity.
    500 words Story line:
    Egbe met Lum when he was working as a CDC electrician in Loum, though he stayed in Tombel, he always made it to work on time. Egbe is a Bayangui man from Bachuo Ntai, he loved one thing most about Lum, the way she pounded and served him,”achu”. Her father sworn never to give his blessings to their marriage, “over his ‘dead body’, his only daughter will not get married to a Bayangui man, saying; Bayangui people are too proud, and most of them in camp four—where Mr Niba and family resided—call us from Bafut and North west, “ Cam no go”, continued Mr Niba. He made clear his points to his daughter, but they couldn’t bear any fruit; Lum was already head over heels in love with Egbe. All determined and was wedded to Egbe on 11 December 1978. On the 29th day of November 1982, a son was birthed, they named him Egbe Terence Niba.
    Egbe and Lum raised young Terence in the ways of the Lord, always ensured he attended Sunday school , they worked even extra harder to give him the best of education. Terence was good with other subjects, but not with the Languages—he made 9 O-Level papers and had two “Ds”. Two years later he enrolled for the 2002 session of the A-level examination and emerged successful with 4 papers. Even with his good points, he could not secure admission into the only anglo saxon University in his “Pays” becaused he failed the O-level English.
    Terence had resolved never to get involved in any argument that had anything to do with Southwest and Northwest. His parents lived hamonously, he never heard them argue about regions, thus Terence decided extend the lessons learned from his parents to his friends; who did argued over trivial things.
    Two years gone. When Terence first got to Yaounde he faced difficulties adapting to the urban life. He lived with uncle at Obili neighbourhood before finally moved to his hostel in SOA. He liked it there, it was a suburb just like Nkambe his whole family had relocated to when Mr. Egbe was promted as a government treasurer. Everything was good for Tboy and he was very excited about the thoughts to finally graduate within a year and few months—and then the ordeal—mishap and a reshape of path for Terence. His dad was accused of embezzlement, tried and convicted, sentenced to spend 10 years imprisonment. The local people in Nkambe didn’t like Mr Egbe, they always insisted the position he held was meant for a son of the soil. After so many attempts to poison him, they finally got him behind bars. It was a win win for the Nkambe people as Mr Egbe was replaced by a son of the soil. Fortunately for him, he had convinced Terence to read law, he always called him, “my lawyer”. It was a big vote of confidence—a father to a son—Terence was quick to push the lawyers to go to the court of apeal. Properties were sold, few hands were rubbed under the table and the apeal court verdicts were in favour of Mr Egbe.
    Mr. Egbe came out of jail, laid off work, no income, he had no choice but resorted to drink. He wife on the other hand was very strong in spirit and decided to start selling, “fufu & Eru”. Terence rushed back to SOA, but it was to late for him, he had missed a lot for 8 months had past. Without the present condition back at home, being the first born son of 7, it was time for T-boy to get to the hustle.

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