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Nature’s Fury

Nature’s Fury

  Juan was screaming and yelling. The fire chief tried to console her. “Send helicopters in there, send helicopters in there. My whole family is trapped in there” she yelled. The fire chief ushered her to safety. She needed to be evacuated. Mothers were crying, children were crying, men were out there trying to see […]

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I feel so sorry for you

“I feel so sorry for you.” “You feel sorry for me?” “Yes.” “Why?” “Because you are a loser. That’s why you go about bullying people. That’s why you do what you do.” “I’m gonna bust ya face” “There you go. You don’t have anything to offer than busting people’s faces. Coward that you are” Derrick […]

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Brad’s Last Hope

(The metaphors in this story and the characters of captain Javert and Mr. Valjean are borrowed from the story of Les Miserables written by Victor Hugo) —————————————————————————————————————————————- His mind was working overtime. He was perspiring profusely. He searched for his small towel and wiped the beads of sweat from his forehead. The back of his […]

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Kusunga – part 2

When Mr. Atta came for his campaign, the following weekend, the field was a quarter full. People trickled in to the field of the opposition party. Mr. Atta was a scholar par excellence. He had spent a considerable amount of his time in Europe. He desired to build his state – Nsaba State to the […]

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Kusunga – part 1

It was in the local primary school grounds. Canopies were set up, chairs were arranged, the Public address system  was set up and tested. The cultural troupes were waiting in anticipation. The elders of the community were dressed in their best garb. The women wore wrappers with the large image of Kusunga boldly displayed on […]

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Dale Street – Thursday Evening

Thursday evening Dale street: The road was unusually busy at this time of the day. Dale street was off Beesak street. In the afternoons, cars and different kinds of vehicles always looked for parking near and off Beesak school. Beesak school was an international school and different kinds of activities happened during the evening time. […]

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