Jump of No Return
I raised my head slightly off the ground. My body was under a heap of papers and polythene. A few danced in the light breeze. I wanted to sit up, but a thought restrained me. Last night, I had slept, naked, on my bed, in my room. Both my ceiling and standing fans worked simultaneously to cool my fifty-one-year-old menopausal body ravaged by hot flushes. How and why am I in a refuse heap? Moreover, in this notoriously rowdy street, why has nobody detected me? Ordinarily, a crowd would have gathered, taking pictures and videos. I could imagine their conversations. “She was on a mission to attack a child of God but our midnight prayers arrested her.” ‘…Eeyaaah. Her body would still be on her bed, waiting for her spirit to return.” “She was a big black bird. I saw when she fell from the sky and changed into a human being.” I turned my head from side to side. Nobody was around. I heaved a sigh of relief.
Author : Chioma Ebele Mbanisi
Published : 2022
Classification : Book
Age Ratings : Adult(18yrs and above)
Category : FICTION / General
Number of Pages : 33

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