Fiction

Go Getter (Go-Get-Her) #14

The Ballerina berries were still on the drawer where she had left them, and her mother sat reclined on the sofa in the sitting room listening to the disquieting static the T.V was sputtering with dark shades on. She was feeling so at home, and not dead at all like Sharon had wished. And with a cold can of Pepsi sitting on the stool, she looked like one having  a sun bath.   Miss Sharon knew that her mother had noticed her entrance though she still failed to make any indication. She stood there resting her shoulder on the doorpost of the dining room, absorbing the hate that was filling her up. She knew what her mother wanted, knew that she knew the mission was a success, and was waiting for a report. She wished again that she had tasted the berries, one at least if not all. That would…

The Chronicles Of An Adopted Child #7 – Semione Abi

THE FRIEND WHO CAME REVEALING ‘PART 2’   “YOU DID WHAT?” Tom’s voice came out loud and filled with anger “YOU DID WHAT?” it came out again, this time, like that of a hungry lion. You slept with Alex? Like Alex, Alex Mansaray? ********** THE FREETOWN TRIP Alex Mansaray is Tricia’s cousin whose mum happens to come from Sierra Leone. He grew up and attended the same high school as Tricia and Celina, but went back to Freetown after their high school. Throughout their high school days, Alex had a huge crush on Celina, which grew to love. He loved her, but she only told him she liked him as a friend and a cousin to her bestie, Tricia, but not love. Alex started asking Celina out in their ninth grade, and didn’t stop begging her to give her a chance until the day he went back to Freetown, after…

The Chronicles Of An Adopted Child #6 – Semione Abi

THE FRIEND WHO CAME REVEALING   There she stood, like an army prepared for combat, shinny like the sun preparing to augment, glittery like a stone that was picked deep beneath the ocean, dressed like a luminary on a red carpet, and all he could hear himself say was ‘Damn, she is fine’. He walked up to her and words couldn’t find its way out, as he drew closer, he got more scared, and wished he could have the moment for life, that moment that he had the opportunity to see the only angel there is on earth. The closer he approached, the farther she seemed. But he didn’t give up, he kept going. He kept thinking of the right words to use when he eventually gets a glimpse of her face. “Are you serious right now, Celina Williams? Are you kidding me, why are you dressed like you’re going…

The Chronicles Of An Adopted Child #5 – Semione Abi

CALEB! WHAT’S HE UP TO? Marie stood there dumfounded as Caleb said ‘Hello’ to her verbally, instead of his normal ‘punches’ that signifies an “hello” “What just happened?” Louise asked Marie, surprised! “What happened? I’m as dumfounded as you right now, I have no idea what just happened” Marie replied Marie usually comes to school with the knowledge that she’ll either receive a punch, a slap on her back or she’d have her water bottle rolling on the floor, by Caleb. She was only ‘five’ when Caleb started bullying her, they had transferred from their class to the other after school resumed for the new session and found Caleb there, because he repeated the class and since then they became classmates. No one has an idea why Caleb picks on Marie, though just few people know about it. Questions have arose from the few people that know about it, and…

Go Getter (Go-Get Her) #13

  It was at exactly fifteen minutes after Miss Sharon had left, and seven minutes after Ochuko had completed his perfunctory check on his daughter, that Doc Al got one of his hunches. It was a strong one, unlike any other he had ever had. And as always, he obeyed his hunch. He went to check out on Lucy. At first there was every urge to hasten up, to in fact disappear from his secluded dark upstairs office and appear in the white light-washed ward where Lucy was. He sensed danger so much that he could even touch it. None of his hunches had ever been wrong and although dimly he thought this one would break the rule, he knew it was only wishful thinking. There was danger.   He had completed the the first flight of stairs and was to take the final flight, in the same two mighty…

The Chronicles Of An Adopted Child #4 – Semione Abi

********** “OH MY GOD” Celina said in shock, and didn’t realize when she left her handbag to hit the ground; she covered her hands on her mouth and was filled with glee as ‘surprise!! Happy birthday’ came out of their mouths. “You guys are crazy” she said with eyes locked with Tom’s, who had come out from where he was hiding, behind the door. He came closer and held her close enough that their lips touched “I can’t believe that I didn’t see this coming, how dumb I can be sometimes” she said “Dumb enough to want to show your hubby some sugar” Tom said, and locked his lips with hers.“Happy birthday honey” he concluded after they unlocked their lips. Marie and Mirabel came out of their hiding place, but it took Lucy time to because she was mad that Celina had to spoil the mood she was in. This…

The Chronicles Of An Adopted Child #3 – Semione Abi

THE AUNT WHO CAME VISITING “Tell us the answer for crying out loud” Tom gestured at the game going on the TV “Come on honey, it will be less fun if they just jump straight to tell us the answer” Celina said, “it’s more fun when there’s suspense” she added “The answer will still come out anyways, so why would they stress minds by adding suspense” “It’s the fun of it daddy” Marie said from the dining table “And what my little doe doing in the living room, have you finished your homework?”  Tom said turning in the direction of Marie “Yes daddy, like 15minutes ago. You know I cannot miss watching this game, I need to be able to talk about it too when my friends are talking in school.” “You little thing, come sit with mummy” Celina said “Mum” Marie said as she sat down “will you still…

The Chronicles of An Adopted Child #2 – Semione Abi

Previous Episode ***** Celina was trying to imagine the words of her mother in law and she kept wondering if her husband’s parents gave up hope on their son and herself. And if they did, what would have been their next step in the next one year if she hadn’t gotten pregnant for him. Her words “Honey your mum just told me an unbelievable story I hope it is true?” are probably the worst thing she had said to her in a long time and she kept on wondering why it had to be her mother who told Tom’s mum about her pregnancy. What happened to Tom? I know we’ve been through this already but I still don’t believe the fact that he did not doubt me at first. Karen burst in with a cocktail and two glasses and disrupted her thoughts with her loud and obnoxious attitude “So girl,…

Go Getter (Go-Get-Her) #12 – Chreez

Previous Episodes *     *     * The memory of his late wife’s last moment on Earth filled him as he sat on the white sheet of the hospital bed. She lying almost lifeless with a tube covering her nose, and him squeezing her hand tight begging that she don’t leave him; promising to always let her have her way and to love her more than ever. It was strange how sure he had felt she was asleep even after the doctor had announced to him that she had left the place and was now with God. That strong feeling of loss was beginning to fill him up once again. He might just be getting ready to witness a replay of that terrible day. Ochuko took Sandy’s left hand is both of his and this time, he did not make promises, he prayed.   “You’re hurting me.”   Ochuko’s eyes flew open,…

Navigate
%d bloggers like this: