Recent Short Stories

Stories of Rwanda by A. Happy Umwagarwa (English & Kinyarwanda)

Ibimenyetso Bifatika – Inguru ngufi

Ibimenyetso Bifatika – Inguru ngufi

Byari bigeze saa tatu z’ijoro, umukobwa wanjye, Uwase, atarataha. Nibazaga byinshi. Mu busanzwe, yajyaga ampamagara, akamenyesha aho ari, igihe cyose yabaga ari butindane n’inshuti ze. Ariko, uwo mugoroba, telefone ye yari yavuye ku murongo. Nirambitse mu ntebe ndende yo mu ruganiriro, maze ntegereza ko aza ko ataha.

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Intwari Yakoze Ibara – Inkuru ngufi

Intwari Yakoze Ibara – Inkuru ngufi

Benshi bari bazi ko Mugisha na Kayitesi bahiriwe n’urugo. Ntibari bazi ko, nk’abakritsu bavutse ubwa kabiri, bamwenyuraga nyamara bahishe ibikomere ku mitima yabo. Hari abajya bavuga ko gushakana n’uwo udakunda ari uguhemuka cyangwa kwandarara. Mugisha yakundaga rwose umugore we, Kayitesi. Yizeraga kandi ko n’umugore we amukunda, nubwo rimwe na rimwe

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Ibikomere Nyuma y’Akaga – Inkuru Ngufi

Ibikomere Nyuma y’Akaga – Inkuru Ngufi

Wari umunsi nk’iyindi yose. Uwamurera yari yarangije gusukura inzu no koza amasahani, igihe ihoni ry’imodoka ya Murenzi ryasakuzaga. Uwo mwangavu yahise ashya ubwoba. Yari azi neza ko nta kindi cyari kuba kigaruye sebuja Murenzi mu rugo, saa yine za mu gitondo. Murenzi akimara kwinjira mu rugo, yahise akurura Uwamurera,

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Bruises In The Aftermath – A Short Story

Bruises In The Aftermath – A Short Story

It was a day like any other. Uwamurera had finished cleaning the house and was washing dishes when the car horn of Murenzi made a pi-pi sound. The young girl was terrified. Nothing else could be bringing back home her boss Murenzi at 10:00 a.m.

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Body of Evidence – A Short Story

Body of Evidence – A Short Story

It was already 9.00pm, and my daughter, Uwase, was not yet back home. So many questions were dancing in my head. She usually called to inform me of her whereabouts whenever she would stay late with her friends. But, that particular evening, her phone was off. I couldn’t go to sleep.

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A Hero Turned Into A Monster – A Short Story

A Hero Turned Into A Monster – A Short Story

We looked like a happy couple from outside, but what people did not understand was that we wore our smiles of born-again Christians to mask our inner pain. There is a say that marriage without love is immoral. I loved my wife, Kayitesi, so dearly. Sometimes, I believed she loved me too, but some other times, I wondered why, if she did love me,

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