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Dugo #19

Christmas in Berlin. Heartbroken and missing Luper, Dugo spent the most part of her holiday indoors. She had never been a fan of winter, anyways. It was better to let the days pass, watching German movies and babysitting Mila’s children. It distracted her from her pain, although it couldn’t erase the regret she felt over asking for a break from Luper. On the other hand, she felt justified for going away. He had behaved foolishly. The love she bore for him had not been enough to save him from being axed. She missed him, nevertheless, and wished that things hadn’t gone the way they did. “You know you can just call him and end this nonsense, right?” Ace told her the night before. His words were a reiteration of what he had told her repeatedly over the course of three months. Her answer to him was silence. In the early…

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…