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The Fourth Finger #3

Read Previous Episodes Of The Fourth Finger She saw his Facebook friend request on Christmas Day while she was in bed, smoking a cigarette, wondering what she would have for breakfast. “Andre Fabrice Kouassi,” she read out, the names coming out in a slow burr. She liked the way they sounded on her tongue. She repeated them, and without a second thought, accepted his friend request. Straightaway she checked his profile and photos. She found that he studied marketing in OAU, did his high school in France and his present occupation was ‘Self Employed’. She laughed. Everybody on Facebook was self-employed. He had just a few photos. Not more than ten or so. His relationship status revealed that he was single and interested in women. There was nothing more of interest to see. She went back to his timeline. Nothing there, either. Just a recent post an hour before. It…

The Fourth Finger #2

Read The First Episode Here “There’s no rest for the wicked.” Toni hissed the moment her eyes ran through the number of unread emails she had waiting. A yawn followed. She stretched out on her chair. Her mind told her she needed a burst of energy from a cup of coffee but the pack of cigarettes on her desk looked more appealing. She drew out a single stick after taking off her glasses. There was short contemplation on whether to go ahead with it or not. She was trying to quit but so far nothing worked. Someone had suggested pregnancy and motherhood. She had laughed. “I’ll probably roll over the baby at night or drown it in a bathtub if it disturbs my beauty sleep.” She hadn’t been joking. She once locked a neighbor’s three year old in her closet for an hour because the boy peed on her Fendi…

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