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The Detective Novel [The Brand Of Cain] Has Finally Been Published Online / [story] The Brand Of Cain...part 1 (1) (2) (3) (4)

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:20am On Aug 19
girlhaley:
Aww... Now I understand



Ray is Big brother6 ... He's just disguising under a doctor... And Bb4 wanted to eliminate Ben cuz he was favoured more by Bb6...so he had to send him on a 'lite' deal...


Who could he trust then... All of 'em look like betrayals with Ray inclusive


Hehehe....I'm so loving this


Anticipating more updates


Ride on Creeza
thank you girlharley.
Its remains just 6 updates... Depending on word count tho.

Just gv me sometime, to wrap it all up, we dont want to start something we cant finish now ,right ? wink
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:27am On Aug 19
Lotiababe:
creeza, I still dey do my follow follow o... now the story is getting meaning. Who could have thought about Ray?
thank you dearest, i was suprised too, often times i write down three outcomes their actions, then i go 4 the least expectd. If it surprises me, then i hope it gets to u 2.

Sorry i replied late, i was kind of busy and I want to edit everything asap so I can complete the epub on okadabooks...

Even if na small tin i get 4rm it, man must wack na! cheesy

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:30am On Aug 19
Adesina12:
So Ray is multidisciplinarian....following
obviously... OGA MI , how your side na, No mind me aff not abandon this ship. Them throw me over board... grin But I must sail to the promise land.

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:40am On Aug 19
oluwafemi1993:
Chai, see how person dey write story. This work should not be posted here alone. If possible sir,publish it and it should be produced as a movie.
Hmmm the "The Apocalypse"
This is a masterpiece.
Even as I dey read the story I dey shake. Abeg make person help me bring blanket, I am shivering.

BB21# a.k.a Creeza, more insight as drive us in this wonderland.
i made note about the publication earlier, wink
so I had plans about it too., its affordable and pocket friendly, I trust say u no go fall my hands abi?
smiley

Apocalype' grin NO FEAR O.. It simply means ' the end of things' in comtemporary english but in the bible, the last book of the new testament the Book of Revelations is the apocalyse meaning "to reveal or the revelation of things to come..'

And pls dont shiver abeg.

Bb 21.? cheesy i can manage that, but hey am not a gangster o, mae olo kpa no come Wele me for my house . Abeg!

AND THANK YOU FOR following the thread am only trying to improve my skills, i started with love stories...well story 4 another day, iam wrapping up the thriller so sit tight and dont let down your guard.. .a stray bullet might be around the corner, grin JUST KIDDING
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:42am On Aug 19
ADECULATE:
Tanks 4 d wonderful update creeza, ama following u bumper to bumper
adeculate thank you for following, its coming late i knw but i was quite busy. wink hope u undastand

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:45am On Aug 19
Nmaglit:
This story is getting complicated. Creeza thanks for the mention
dont you think that complications will lead to resolutions..?. wink life itself is complex.

Thank you nmaglit, you've always been there for me, i really appreciate.
Re: The brand Of 'X' by ADECULATE(f): 8:43pm On Aug 19
Creeza:
adeculate thank you for following, its coming late i knw but i was quite busy. wink hope u undastand
yea i do, but better late dan never. Ride on jare
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Nmaglit: 9:00pm On Aug 19
Creeza:
dont you think that complications will lead to resolutions..?. wink life itself is complex.

Thank you nmaglit, you've always been there for me, i really appreciate.


thanks dear
Re: The brand Of 'X' by girlhaley(f): 2:56pm On Aug 22
Creeza:
thank you girlharley.
Its remains just 6 updates... Depending on word count tho.

Just gv me sometime, to wrap it all up, we dont want to start something we cant finish now ,right ? wink


Sure.... We don't wanna do that


Expecting an update
Re: The brand Of 'X' by ozila(m): 5:59pm On Aug 22
give us the six update Na
Re: The brand Of 'X' by supizino(m): 7:15am On Aug 23
all we're saying is give us update!!! kwantinu my amiable writer lecturer professor creeza
Re: The brand Of 'X' by jagugu88li(f): 10:09pm On Aug 23
Lawlahdey:
Hahaha...I was not in jail oh grin
How are you, Paddie? kiss
I think you're soo familiarwith being in jail these days, so much that you take it as though it's home. Okay....you where not in jail...its okay oo grin.

Body dey inside cloth oo. But work and school done scatter me earthquake things.

Adesina12.....my pigin pigeon is on another level. And the next time I mention you......do you have a life insurance policy? Buy one

Creeza.....wetin do you na? Finish up......haba.

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Adesina12: 10:42pm On Aug 23
jagugu88li:
I think you're soo familiarwith being in jail these days, so much that you take it as though it's home. Okay....you where not in jail...its okay oo grin.

Body dey inside cloth oo. But work and school done scatter me earthquake things.

Adesina12.....my pigin pigeon is on another level. And the next time I mention you......do you have a life insurance policy? Buy one

Creeza.....wetin do you na? Finish up......haba.

Where do u school?

I wan come see u in your school....grammar madam

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by oluwafemi1993: 7:25pm On Aug 26
Oya Mr Creeza, let the bullets fly
Twoah twoah, gbi gbi gbi gbi,

By the way I saw BB23# at ojota yesterday. He was about crossing the road when I tapped him on his shoulder.
Jeez, mr creeza come c d guy, d guy eyes red. He con get beard chest and protruded stomach. Pls tell him to stop drinking alcohol.

Oya come give us update, I no sabi write story joor.

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 10:42pm On Aug 26
You watched in confusion when the gadget fell from his hands. It did not just happen. You told yourself in the wake of your deepest fear. You turned and looked at Jerry- your five year old cousin whose naughty act a second ago ,made you loose focus- He smiled as if he had no idea what he had done. You raised a hand up and left a brutal slap to his shoulders.
You left him in a pool of tears- crying his eyes out -and dashed into the living room, then through the corridor, in and out from your room , trousers on, through the living room, through the veranda and out the door.



Pacing down the staircase from the third floor , You had your arms on your head. The magnitude of havoc that Jerry had caused made you detest him. You blamed yourself for keeping a blind eye when he picked up the gadget.

You jumped stairs, almost flew over a woman as she came up while carrying a basin of fried cassava extracts .

' Hey! Careful . Bros'

' Sorry
Did you just say sorry?

Well you could not recall .

Yet.

Yet , you raced down to the compound and met some children dusting off debris from your gadget. Children. You hate all of them immediately.

You snatched the gadget off their hands. Your concern was simple and complicated , edited files and all your recent stories were inside the Tab's ROM. You hoped it was still good,

Please lord! You muttered as you flipped it over to see a badly shattered screen . You looked up and saw Jerry in tears, probably he realised what he had done.

' Oh God' You yelled out when the Tab came on but the touchpad and screen did not respond to your thumb. It was shattered beyond repair.
You regretted having cousins. Regretted staying home to babysit a mischievous kid. All thanks to ASUU strike.

Hopefully, you somehow thanked God that you had saved your stories on your email as drafts. The only constraint was a device to access them since you had no laptop and your parents used Nokia phones. You looked round the compound, clueless and lost.
##**


Guys , this is my current situation. And I have been ashamed to let you know. I don't know why, but it felt like I had lost the desire to publish anymore, but rest assured that I have figured out a way to post the remaining 6 updates.

Honestly, I have to say... I will take them off after sometime because I still intend making something out of it but since my wickedness of depriving my readers of the rest has destroyed my tab and I'm not the type that borrows gadgets from people , even from friends due to reasons beyond my control, I will have to wait until I get a laptop , new tab or an android before I publish anything online, whether on okadabooks Amazon Kdp or createspace. Even on Nairaland.

Please understand me here, I'm just trying to make ends meet... I'm the third of three boys from an average home and I have only one dream : Being an accomplished Author.

You will pardon me for ignoring, yes ignoring your requests for continuation of the story and also my use of raw and quite loquacious english here. I do hope you understand my plea. It turned out that I have to keep my stories safe until I could comfortably share it with the world, but who is an author without readers? I doubt if I know the answer to that, or the situation it entails for any story teller.

Nairaland is great and I thank everyone of you, both the ghost readers and my esteemed beta readers, the critiques and the cheerleaders. Without your reviews, I would have buried my writing career a long time ago. I got inspired by Wole Soyinka's The man died' and Our own Blessing Gaglo's (bibijay123) 's ' almost perfect' to start writing and you especially my dear reader to pursue this dream of mine.

I sincerely hope that you will still stick with me while I test the frontiers of professionalism , writing relatable tales and making our taste for books ever intriguing in this dwindling economy of ours.

Thank you for reading this. Updates comes up soon.

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 10:52pm On Aug 26
Cc Evryone that has followed so far. Its a terrible situation for me here.


Recap


Benedict gets out of jail. His life is in danger. He escaped death and his home is blown to bits. With a revelation that his uncle is behind his misfortunes , he went for revenge but met dead bodies at his uncle's ,while escaping the set up, Yemi dies and he gets trapped in an open fire.
Raymond came to his rescue. Benedict nabbed the sniper and discovers his identity, but we thought he would uncover his real identity. Shocking! He did not.

Ray/ BB6 fills him in on the events that made his situation stagnant, and the antagonists behind his attacks. Why and what caused it. Now that was a big revelation. But the biggest event called the ' Apocalypse' is in the corner and We are uncertain if Ben will take up the lead, reject the idea or worse. And in the last update we saw him being stabbed with ethorphine (m99) and again who could have thought about Ray...?

So far so good. The thrill continues... Thank you for being there...
Re: The brand Of 'X' by ADECULATE(f): 11:05pm On Aug 26
Tank u so much 4 making d effort, d sky is just ur starting point

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:17pm On Aug 26
ADECULATE:
Tank u so much 4 making d effort, d sky is just ur starting point
thanks for understanding.. undecided

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by oluwafemi1993: 11:20pm On Aug 26
Texts read
Message fully understood
I wish you quick recovery from d loss

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 11:35pm On Aug 26
oluwafemi1993:
Texts read Message fully understood I wish you quick recovery from d loss
God bless you bro.
Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 12:22pm On Aug 27
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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Creeza(m): 12:26pm On Aug 27
14....


Phillip abhorred times when orders came from nowhere in the middle of the night. Especially when it was the big brother6 , whom he had not seen before but communicated with , through a private number.

This night was one of those nights and this one would be the last, he had one goal: to kill and usurp power.


Benedict boiled down with pain and anger as he raised his head to see the man approaching. He clenched his fist when he was up on his feet and wanted to pour out fury on the B4.


' Doc'. Phillip called out to Raymond when he came closer . ' I hate it when the BB #6 calls me and every time na ur face I go come see.' He stopped in his tracks. ' Wetin happen na? Why did he holla me and my boys over here to this location which is very--'


Raymond cut in ' Calm down #4, Its a night for reckoning, ' he turned to Ben who was battered up and then returned his gaze to Phillip who was surprised to see ropes and a chair ' A big announcement will be made here this night and--' Ray continued


The Brother #4 flickered his eyes and clenched his teeth in guilt. He knew what was about to happen, he will never allow it.

' What's the meaning of this? ' Phillip cut in ' I thought we already settled the issue of the apocalypse with the Big brothers. I mean the council of six. I thought we decided to-'

' Do it your way ' Ray shot back ' correct? And you tried to terminate him but you forgot that-'

' Wait!! Wait!!! '

'Why? Are you guilty of the crime?

Benedict and the rest of the brothers stood clueless and watched the two men argue.

' I want to hear it from the horse's mouth' Phillip said and put up a straight scarface. ' Where is he? At least for the sake of trust, let me see him. The big brother #6.' He paused and glanced at his home boys who stood close' unless , he is here somewhere.'

He returned to Ray and said calmly ' Is he? Eh? Doc'


Silence pierced the roof as both men stared each down with Ray only a second away from planting a bullet in his chest.
He knew already, damn! . Ray thought and adjusted his collar then a brother drew his gun, Ray had calculated and engaged the flash banger

A blinding white light and blasting sound followed.





Benedict found himself ducking as bullets flew up and down like a band of crackers.
He saw Raymond behind a crate and wondered what he would do with an empty shell.

A man fell face wards when Ray fired furiously.

' Are you with me? Ray called out to Ben ad mist the gunshots.

' Yes!! ' Ben replied 'but I can't do that without ammo. Toss me a shell.'

Ray pulled the briefcase and hesitated as he ran back for cover. An enemy bullet shattered the tv screen.

' Sir Raymond?' Ben called again. ' The bullets!!! Trust me!!'




With three sounds of ' kpppbang kpppbang kppbang', Benedict located his closest target. A bullet chew into the man's head and created an entry for the second, with the third, he cut down another fool who showed prowess.

These were the people he considered to be his brothers but the evil just keeps knocking until you let it out ... Its your only ally. You and it against the world.

At point blank , he located another hostile when he ducked a stray bullet, adrenaline pumped into his blood.

Holes developed on a pack of crates when Ray unleashed terror, a misguided idiot slumped and that was his end. He cocked and reloaded as he squat to take cover.
He advanced and picked his marks, the gun's recoil had bullets wastes tossing off one by one in milliseconds, evrything else was in slow motion but Ray was light, made flesh.

Benedict followed with a limp. He smiled as he believed in his own ability. A brother flanked Ray and had a clean shot , Benedict shot him impulsively, he almost missed as the man fired bullets upwards when he fell to his kneels.

The BB6 turned and saw a dead body in a pool of blood on the concrete floor.

' You are welcome' Ben said.


Ray shook his head and immediately spotted a brother fleeing.

'Kpbpaang' came the loud report. The man stopped in his tracks.



' He is not here' Benedict said to Ray.

He wanted to end it at that opportunity when Ray looked away and went toward the entrance. He aimed at Raymond from behind then held down the gun without a good reason. He had a shot and chose not to take it, so he thought, but it was fear of the unknown.

' I die... You die' Ray's words flashed in his brain.



Tbc asap

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Eyinimofeoluwa(f): 1:15pm On Aug 27
I didnt get d mention becoz u spell my name wrong....thanks for d mention nice write up thumps up

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by ADECULATE(f): 2:28pm On Aug 27
Woooow super update bro, pls kip it coming

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by adontcare(f): 5:42pm On Aug 27
So ray is d big bro. Wow! What an update.

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Lotiababe(f): 9:24pm On Aug 28
thanks sweet Creeza. that slogan "I die,you die too" I hate it like..... thanks for the update

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Matrycx(m): 10:06pm On Aug 28
Lotiababe:
thanks sweet Creeza. that slogan "I die,you die too" I hate it like..... thanks for the update
Babe u dey here

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by hormobolanle: 10:13pm On Aug 28
creeza creeza creeza!!!
...................fill in d gapgrin NYC story 'I die, (no I mean He dies) u die...... 'Torh d end niyen Biko coman Gime more

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by hormobolanle: 10:14pm On Aug 28
creeza creeza creeza!!!
...................fill in d gapgrin NYC story 'I die, (no I mean He dies) u die...... 'Torh d end niyen Biko coman Gime more

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by jagugu88li(f): 1:14am On Aug 29
Chai........whete was I? Me sef be lazy these days.... lipsrsealed

Ha ah....jail....who went to jail now?

Move small Eyinimofeoluwa. This moniker sef be like war. Chai

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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Eyinimofeoluwa(f): 8:18am On Aug 29
jagugu88li:
Chai........whete was I? Me sef be lazy these days.... lipsrsealed

Ha ah....jail....who went to jali now?

Move small Eyinimofeoluwa. This moniker sef be like war. Chai
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Re: The brand Of 'X' by Eyinimofeoluwa(f): 8:29am On Aug 29
jaguagu88li:
Chai........whete was I? Me sef be lazy these days.... lipsrsealed

Ha ah....jail....who went to jali now?

Move small Eyinimofeoluwa. This moniker sef be like war. Chai
but wait u self get p with my moniker?

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