PART 5 Juldeh loved going to her Aunt’s house. It always felt like a holiday as her Aunt spoiled her with gifts and cooked anything she wanted. She really fancied living with her, but her father refused. Instead, she had to live with him and his mean wife and younger half-brother. “It is okay, though;Continue reading “Down The Deserted Road”
He had planned to send her away to live with his grandmother in the village after the birth of their child so she can learn how to be a real wife and would replace her with a new, younger bride. He already had someone in mind. That would teach Kajata to respect him.
PART 3 Kajata remembered the day her father announced she was betrothed. He was angry as she had gone out with friends and came home late. She worried she would be in trouble if her father got home first, but her crush was there, so Kajata stayed and tried to shrug her worries aside.Continue reading “Down The Deserted Road”
PART 2 Kajata missed her family and friends. Her husband could not afford to live in the city, so they had to relocate to the outskirts of town, away from everyone she knew. Mamadu constantly whined about his work commute to the city centre. He also said that Kajata should be thankful because all sheContinue reading “Down The Deserted Road”
Part 1 She slowly opened her eyes to the gentle sound of her father’s voice, telling her it is time for school. Kajata disliked waking up early, but the melodious sound of her father’s voice, gentle shakes and sometimes even tickles sure made the process better. “Immoh,” he said. “Yes, Baba,” she replied. KajataContinue reading “Down The Deserted Road”
Part 5 Miata realised she was drunk. She’d almost emptied the bottle by herself as Kofi told her he no longer drank alcohol. She felt giddy and continued to drink. Kofi confessed that he had brought a joint, and had already smoked one in order to calm his nerves for the date. They lit itContinue reading “CRUEL INTENTIONS”
Part 4 Miata had recently lost a promising relationship with Ken. They had met at work, and Miata felt an immediate spark between them. He was sweet, funny and she only grew to like him more. Five months later, Ken shared the news that he was unhappy in Edinburgh and was moving away for work.Continue reading “CRUEL INTENTIONS”
PART 3 It began to fizzle out. They couldn’t talk online forever. Both Kofi and Miata had people in their lives, but once in a while Kofi would check on Miata, and vice versa. Kofi, relentless, would check to see if she changed her mind. Kofi would frequently find himself fantasising about Miata, holding herContinue reading “CRUEL INTENTIONS”
Miata moved to a new city and made a weird connection with Kofi that somewhat filled a void in her while trying to adjust to life in her new town and explore her connection with Kofi.
Part 1 “Does this sometimes happen?” She asked herself, piecing together the little recollection she had in to draw a picture. This was not a typical morning for Miata where she would wake up singing while making notes for her daily plan. This specific morning left her stunned, scared and embarrassed to open her eyes.Continue reading “CUREL INTENTIONS”