Osman Welela


Osman Welela is a man of dubious character who spends the right amount of time in his head. He has a degree in Computer Science and a modest skill in cooking a mean tea. He is the author of the fantasy series A Tale Of The Lost Arts.
Stories shape his life more than anything else. They have done so since way before he began writing them up. He always enjoys the great ones whichever form they come in: movies, music, food, people, novels, etc.
His latest work can be found at AFREADA, an online literary magazine for African writers. He lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His favorite color is

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought of toilet and breakfast, preferably separated.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, watching movies and daydreaming.
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Just Simple Little Cruelties
Price: Free! Words: 17,680. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A collection of poetry and short stories that are mostly about climate change.
Series: A Tale Of The Lost Arts. Pre-release—available February 6, 2023. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Have you ever had the urge to see the creation of a world, feel the strain of adventure, hear the beating of a dying heart and the drumming of the newly joined ones, or just touch a crown upon your head? If your answer be yea, read KINGDOM.
Of Men Made Gods
Series: A Tale Of The Lost Arts. Price: Free! Words: 36,680. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
This is probably NOT THE BOOK FOR YOU! It's filled with ridiculous things like magicians, gods, dragons, magical artifacts, and a duel. But if you do read it, don't forget to leave a comment for the Stars' sake!
Lights In The Rain
Price: Free! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A collection of poems made in hopes of getting you back on your feet if you ever feel down.
Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What connects a man trying to flee from his criminal boss, a boy eagerly waiting to start school, a rich woman saddled with an unexpected revelation, an old man on his shady work, and an overweight lonely policeman? Find out by reading Reddrops where something more precious than jewels spills.
I, A Book Of Poems
Price: Free! Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A collection of poems on different topics like life, love and betrayal.

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