Entry 30 by Ariyike Akinbobola

Their Prayers were finally answered as she tore off her bra. My stomach rumbled at the sight of this grown woman misbehaving like a little child with no manners. As she stripped herself naked, I realised that nobody else was thinking about the container of drinks lying on the floor except me. Others only seemed interested in seeing her naked body.

The last drink I had was about 6 months ago, it was a leftover bottle of hot Pepsi from Rosco’s Bus, the Sun had hit it so bad that it tasted like hot tea. I confidently made my way to the “big container” and started helping myself to my choice of soft drinks. As I was about to leave with the loot, someone started shouting “Ole, thief, ole.” The next thing I heard was a loud bang on my Head, someone had hit me with a stick.

Before I knew it, blows, kicks and slaps started hitting me from all angles because of drinks that even area boys had already started taking. The only face I recognised brought me a sigh of relief.  I called out his name hoping he would help me. Sadly, the next punch I received in my left eye was from him. Why would Rosco do that to me?

Eventually, a name I hated so much was what saved my life when someone shouted “Una no sabi Reveren sistaa, she be craze woman.” That was the last sentence I heard before I passed out. It must have either been the Angels or My Uncle’s spirit that carried me back to my cold home.

I was awakened by the usual noise of “Ojuelegba-Stadium-Barracks” and a rattling noise coming from Rosco’s Bus. My curiosity was piqued by the sight of the “Dancing Bus”. The sound of moans and groans made me move closer, I didn’t need a Soothsayer to tell me what was going on.

As I peeped into the Bus, I didn’t know what to expect and to my uttermost surprise, my replacement was the “mad woman”. Wasn’t I good enough? How could Rosco humiliate me like this? And why was she getting all the attention around here? All these questions I knew I would never ask. It was at this point that I promised myself I would never ever let Rosco touch me again. Not even the sweetness of his “thing” or the usual N100 notes would sway me.

As the days turned into months, I started getting my own share of attention. Passers-by would point at me and shake their heads. Others gave me money and gifts that would soon be put to good use. While smoking his usual “igbo”, I caught a glimpse of Rosco and overheard him say “See her tummy, only God knows who did that to her” and everyone around him burst out laughing. I smiled and thought to myself “Let’s see who would have the last laugh when I have our baby.”

47 responses to “Entry 30 by Ariyike Akinbobola

  1. Hey its diplomatic….wow,didn’t know you had such wide amusing imagination,nice write-up I love it…but I’m curious to know what happened at last,you get my vote all the way senora!

  2. Ariyike…. that’s what your story tells me…. READ and KEEP. Lovely story-telling. Nice flow of words. Thumbs

  3. Thank you so much for the positive comments! Initially, i wasn’t sure what the response would be like….Thanks once again and pls make sure you tell your friends to vote. God Bless u all…

  4. Itz obvious Rosco is d devil himsef n jx wntd 2hav his way with you and mock u thereafter. ℓ☺ℓ! 9ce 1. Cnt wait to read the next chapter.

  5. Lovely and well thought out. The story makes every reader yearn for more and makes us ask; “What happens next?” Capitivating and intriguing story-line.

  6. Wooooooooooooow! Dis is great..so deep I luv į†,dis is what I call exclusivity per excellence.U gat my vote babes.

  7. Wa Ooº°˚ , can have enough of that story. Ǧ☺☺ϑ write up. So interesting and fascinating. Can’t wait ƒø̲̣̣я̅ the concluding part dearie.

  8. Nice one enjoyed reading it!!of all the stories I read ariyike’s ending to the story is the best,most entertaining and creative.@seunwrites surely you have a winner!!!!!!

  9. It’s an interesting short story that captures my imagination with it fluidity and suspense. I hope the baby would be Rosco’s carbon copy

  10. wow..didnt know u had such skills oh!!so u see me calling u jack of all trades is right..u have my vote all d way…Lovely Lovely piece..u know i love to read so hurry and finish the story so i can be one of those who would buy or even proof read…..

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