Friday, October 20, 2017
  I sat in the examination hall, my eyes stared at the papers before me and the questions which would have seemed like Greek to me a year ago, was as easy as ABC. I wrote down the answers that...
I sat in Gabriel’s house and stared at the food he’d placed before me, I wasn’t hungry. His place was a decent mini-apartment set like a typical bachelor’s place. “Why are you so quiet?” He asked me. “You nor understand at...
“Get out of my house!” Sister Lucky spat at me with rage in her eyes. I fell on my knees before her. “Sister, I beg of you...I did not take anything. I entered your room but I did not touch anything...I swear.” I...
Sister Lucky charged into the sitting room with fire in her eyes. “Where is the money?” She asked in anger. We all looked at her, each of us staring in silence and afraid to speak. “Am I talking to deaf people? Where is the...
I was hungry, very hungry! There was no food in the house and there was no one home either. I had spent all night reading for my exams that I hadn’t even bothered looking for food and the rules in Sister...
I was reading my book when he came calling, for the very first time. How did he know my house? I wondered. “Auntie Abosede, you have a visitor.” Sister Lucky’s nephew said to me. We were all seated in the sitting room, reading...
I knew right from the day I decided to stay with Sister Lucky that there was no turning back. For years, everyone knew me as the trouble maker, the unserious young woman and the spoilt brat and if I had wanted to...
I was kneeling before sister Lucky and whimpering in tears. I could hear my father’s voice as he tried to explain. “Na truth I tell you, I swear. Na relay race she wan teach me ooo...I tell am say I wan join...
“Good afternoon sir!” I heard the teens open the door and greet someone- a man most definitely and an elderly one- I was sure of it. I was in the kitchen pounding the yam that Sister Lucky had apportioned to me while...
As days progressed into weeks, I became someone I didn’t recognise, I cooked, I cleaned, and worked very hard and earned my keep at Sister Lucky’s. I found that the teens were not all her children as I had thought at first....

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