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|Shadows....... by AustinBlinks(m): 2:44pm On Mar 24, 2016|
Story by Austinblinks..
Are you afraid of the dark? Do you believe in spirits? Higher powers that walk amongs us everyday, do you think they really exist? …… I know you don’t!
Like you, i never thought they existed. I’ve seen the movies, read they papers, paranormal activities going on around us but i never cared, never listened……at least until now…..
Now! Means this moment! Here in this room behind closed doors. I’ve locked the door and wedged a chair against it, the windows are locked too….. But It’s of no use, he’ll come in anyways…. I’ve seen what he can do and he’s done it alot of times.
He killed them, he killed them all, leaving me to witness it all like he promised. He told me that I’ll be the last…….. You probably know him too, heard of him, see his work and he has most likely killed someone you used to know. Remember when you were alone in the house and you heard movements, the hairs on your skin rose as you felt the cold wind on your face….you’ve heard the whispers and his warm breath behind your ear but when you turned around , there was no one there….no one you can see anyways…
Shhhh….. i think he’s here….right outside the door, i see his shadows, the cold winds are blowing now , the door knob is rattling, the flower vase just fell, shattering in a loud bang…… someone please help…..someone….. anyone! Please….. and then the silence……………… .
I think he is gone, i hope he has…… I’m just 22, i don’t want to die yet……
OH God! He’s back…… the door wasn’t opened….he walked right through it! Oh Lord! We shouldn’t have let him in the first time, we brought this on ourselves. I and the others, i warned them but didn’t listen and now they are all gone… dead or missing. He’s here!!! Moving towards me! Please help me!….. His hands are stretched! If you’re reading this…… take my advice, don’t let him in! I Beg you! Look around you, he might be in already, learn from me,.but if he’s in already then i’m afraid it’s too late. Oh God! His getting closer, Please help me. Please heeedvsbssjsggggggggggggggggggkv
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Story by Austinblinks
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|Re: Shadows....... by joanee20(f): 9:00pm On Mar 24, 2016|
|Re: Shadows....... by OluwabuqqyYOLO(m): 7:33am On Mar 25, 2016|
Long time, bro. Welcome.
|Re: Shadows....... by AustinBlinks(m): 5:49pm On Mar 25, 2016|
|Re: Shadows....... by TheNathan(m): 7:05pm On Mar 25, 2016|
*getting scared already* Austinblinks i get confidence in you....i know it'll be interesting n confirm horror..............still i follow
|Re: Shadows....... by Weedcrusher: 10:50pm On Mar 25, 2016|
I'm a fan here.......Nice work on your to love or leave story
|Re: Shadows....... by AustinBlinks(m): 10:59am On Mar 26, 2016|
Weedcrusher:Thank you sir!
|Re: Shadows....... by nimat158(f): 7:12am On Mar 27, 2016|
Oya bring popcorn nd long throat pepsi for me. Nd dnt forget 2 book my sit for front.
|Re: Shadows....... by afoo02(m): 7:02am On Mar 28, 2016|
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|Re: Shadows....... by AustinBlinks(m): 10:25am On Mar 30, 2016|
|Re: Shadows....... by Omotayelolu(f): 3:03pm On Apr 05, 2016|
Hmmm... Waiting patiently I'm gonna follow til the end
|Re: Shadows....... by jephthal: 2:51pm On Apr 24, 2016|
waiting for an update.........
|Re: Shadows....... by AustinBlinks(m): 9:49pm On May 05, 2016|
“Baby, c’mon! It’s going to be fun! We have to go with the others…. please don’t say No!”
Mary’s voice brought him out of oblivion, he look at her as she made a sad face, like a puppy waiting to be thrown a treatie. He knew she wouldn’t take a no for an answer, her mind’s made up already. All of her friends had agree to the camping, all of his friends too. Only him would be the odd one out. He doesn’t know why but something about the whole thing just doesn’t feel right. He sighed and finally spoke; “Okay Honey, We’ll go with them, know that I’m doing this just for you”
Mary replied “ Thanks baby! It’s going to be fun, i promise. I love you Lanre !.”……
“I love you too, Mary ” He replied with a smile.
It’s the end of the session, too much stress from University of Ibadan and it has worn them all out. From numerous assignments to impromptu tests, also the wickedly schedule examination time table…. Lanre has concluded in his mind that UI is more of a military camp than a university. Now that the session is over, he had hoped to return back to Abeokuta in Ogun state to his family house where he’d eat all the food his stomach could admit in preparation for the next semester but suddenly this talk of going camping had dented his plans.
Some guys in his department had suggested they all go camping at a nearby village. “Just for fun and celebration” they had said. Most nerds had turned down the idea but the party-lovers and fun-seekers of the English department, University of Ibadan had voiced their support for the camp. Lanre was caught off guard when his girlfriend had pleaded they should take part in it.
Mary and Lanre had been in a relationship for 8 months now and all seems to be going on well. Though, they both move with different crowds but had found a way to make things work so far. She is the fun-loving and party-going kind of girl but he is more laid back, he preferres being indoors and when he is not busy reading a particular course , he’s probably reading a novel or surfing the net on his phone. He never stops reading and that shows alot in his academic performances. With a CGPA of 4.88, he is the best student in his class. When the news broke that he started dating Mary many had hinted she’s dating him just so he could help her write her tests and assignments.
Mary isn’t the type of girl you find reading but she’ll definitely be seen going to a show, attending a dinner or on her way to a birthday party she probably has no idea who the celebrant was. That’s the relationship they have, a laid back, easygoing and gentle guy with an outspoken firecracker of a girl.
So…are we paying or something?
He asked, even though he knew if there was any payment to be made, she would’ve paid already.
Mary replied with a smile and a wink.. . “We’re leaving first thing tomorrow morning Lanre .
“What?? Tomorrow? You didn’t tell me the camping thing is that close, M”
“Baby! What difference does it make if it’s tomorrow, next week or next month? You’ve already agreed to go because of me” Mary replied
Lanre sighed and nodded. That’s the closest they’ve always got into a fight. Snapping back at each other and catching their breath later. They’re the perfect couple and Lanre always wondered how lucky he was to have gotten a chance with a type of girl like Mary. She, a sophisticated and rich girl dating him, who is from the not so rich background seems like a story pulled out a romantic Harlequin novel. But here they are dating and everything seems to be going perfectly, If only he knew the dangers that awaits them both .
~To be Continued ~
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|Re: Shadows....... by AustinBlinks(m): 9:51pm On May 05, 2016|
|Re: Shadows....... by jephthal: 9:51pm On May 05, 2016|
grabs pepsi and a bigi,i dey front row.although i have read this on your blog,guy keep it coming.you are the king.
|Re: Shadows....... by AustinBlinks(m): 11:38am On May 07, 2016|
Igbo alaye is a village in Ori ire Local government area in Oyo state. 5 hours from Ibadan and sparsely populated.
Lanre had spent all night trying to read it up on the internet, looking for any information he could find on it but nothing comes up. Most navigation sites didn’t even know the town existed. It wasn’t on Google map either. The only thing Lanre found was a NYSC corper’s comment on site which reads “ I was posted to Igbo Alaye for my service….. it’s an amazing experience only if you abide by their rules ”
What rules Lanre thought to himself. What rules are there to abide to in a village that hardly know anything about civilization….
“ Baby, what are you doing??” Mary’s voice brought him back from oblivion. She moved close enough to see what he was reading.
“C’mon Lanre! You’re still reading bout this village ehn”
“I have to! I mean we can’t just decide to spend 3 nights in a place we know nothing about. Who decided we’re going there anyways….? ” Lanre asked
“I don’t know! Some guy.. uhmmm.. the class rep or whatever. “ Mary sighed. “ Baby, you are too uptight, relax and try to have fun sometimes Ok? Do you want a kiss
Emma: Yessssss!! I want a kiss!!!
Mary looked at the door and hissed as she saw Emma!
Emma is Lanre’s best buddy in school, lousy, carefree and much of a trouble maker! He’s the type of guy that enters a room and every serious minded person walks out. If you are looking for someone to waste the whole of your day with, Emma comes to mind!
Emma: What is it Mary? Why did you do “mtchewww” at me?
Mary: It’s called “hissing” dummy!
Emma: i don’t want to know o. I entered and you “mtcheeww” at me. What did i do to you that you’re doing “mtcheww” at me If i now do my own “mtcheeww” at you and you reply with another “mtcheeww” it would be a serious issue because i will kill you with “mtcheeww” ni o
Mary: (sighs) i don’t have your time Emma!
Emma: Hahaha.. ok o. So what’s up? Are you guys ready for the camping tomorrow?
Mary: Oh Gosh! Are you going too? Who sold you the ticket sef??
Emma: Look at you! I have my ways girl! Haha….Lanre! Why you quiet as if you sh*t for body? Den use charm hit you ni?
Lanre: Idiot! Just trying to browse about the village.
Emma: Goodluck finding that village on Google. Anyways…. I’m going with the class rep to go arrange for transportation, we’re getting a 30-seater luxurious bus.
Lanre: 30-seater? Wait are we that much
Mary: I told you baby, people are excited about this!
Lanre: Well…. I’m starting to feel better about it then.
Emma said goodbye and left the room and Mary was out of sight too. He had lied, he’s not feeling better about the camp. Lanre has always been a sceptic and that has gotten him out of a whole lot of troubles. He just knew something about the camp doesn’t feel right. He rested his back on the chair and continued with is phone. On the google search box he type “ gods and goddesses in Igbo Alaye village, Oyo state” he clicked search
Moji: so…. we have 16 males and 12 females making a total of 28 people…. uhmm….we’ve bought rice, ingredients, yams.. what else… meats and fishes…… ehn ehn…. Have you arranged stuffs for making tea
She looked at Temmy was busy chatting on her phone and smiling…
Moji: (throws a pen at Temmy) Focus Temmy… Focus!!!
Temmy: (winced in pain) Ooouch! What now! I’m here jor
Moji: i said have you gotten the Tea ingredients??
Temmy: Yesssss! I have! Is that why you want to swallow me
Moji: Seriously, Temmy drop that your phone and pay attention. We have 28 people to feed for 2 and a half days.
Temmy: Take it easy jor! Daniel is telling me something ni.
Moji: hmmm…. you and that your Daniel ehn. I’m telling you that guy is wasting your time, you are here claiming love.
Temmy Ignored her and continued chatting. Moji shook her head and checked her phone, she has been expecting a call from her mum. Last night she’d sent a text, informing her Mum of the camp and how she has been placed in charge of food preparation and kitchen duties . There’s nothing Moji loves to do more than cooking, she believes cooking is an art, the flavour, the colour, mixing and matching meant everything to her, she never gets tired of cooking.
Temmy, Moji’s friend on the other hand hates to cook, she would eat biscuits all day just to avoid cooking. She’s here to help her friend and most importantly to impress Daniel, her major crush. She has finally gotten his attention and when Daniel says he needs two ladies to handle the meal preparation at the camp, Temmy had excitedly volunteered.
Daniel: Guys! Moji and Temmy have bought the foodstuffs so i believe that aspect is settled then.
Timothy: Temmy?? You placed Temmy in charge of foods? Are you out of your mind? Just say you want to kill us now o!
Uche: Ha-ha… Kill us ke? Why now? Shey Temmy cannot cook ni?
Daniel: She can cook!
Timothy: Yeeeeeh! Which Kain Uche no mind this guy o! The day Temmy came to our lodge and prepared rice for us ehn, We all sh*tted for at least 3 days! I was just going to the toilet every 30mins for a whole day.
Uche: Hahahaha…. what now? She put laxative ni?
Timothy: I don’t know o but i know in that rice, Oil was at one side, Maggi at another side…. you will now see the salt floating in the middle.
Uche & Daniel: Hahahahahahaa
Timothy: She now spoilt everything ehn….con add Onions and tomatoes…. Those ones con big like sey na cutlass she take dice am!
Uche: hahhaha. ..i don die!
Daniel: (laughing ) Ignore Timothy jor. It’s Moji that will prepare the meals not Temmy.
Timothy: That’s better! Tell the truth now, so i should write my will before going to the camp and eat Temmy’s food o! . Uche! Your Grandpa is still alive abi?
Uche: Yes. He’s 103 years! My grandpa no gree die
Timothy: Small thing. Give your grandpa Temmy’s food, i bet hin no go wake up the next day. As i don chop her food now, my life expectancy don reduce from 100 to 70 years. Na 30 years one single meal comot.
Both Daniel and Uche fell off their chairs laughing hard.
Halimat: has Lanre finally agreed to go with you??
Mary: (Excitedly ) Yesss he has. I was able to convince him.
Helen: I’ve always known there was no way he would let you go alone. He loves you too much to let that happen. I just look at both of you and wish i could have what you guys have.
Mary: You’re dating two guys at the same time Helen, there’s no way you can have what Lanre and I have.
Helen: You’re just lucky babygurl. Most guys out there are F@#k boys.
Mary: ….and that’s why you’re dating two guys?
Helen: Yea, so that if one of them leave, I’ll fall back on other.
Halimat: And if they both leave?
Helen: One thing we have in abundance here in Nigeria are F@#k boys….if they both leave, I’ll find a new one.
Mary: Haaaa… how many guys are you gonna date before you marry?
Helen: as many as possible
Halimat: oh.. .and then you keep having sex with them all??
Helen: Uhn uhn….as long as they have “the tool” …why not?
Halimat: You’re just a slut! I don’t know why we are friends sef
Helen: Hahahaha…. Babygurl, i’m a VIP…that’s my Momma’s V and my Daddy’s P. You better go out and get laid.
Halimat: No Thanks! I won’t offend Allah
Helen: Miss Virgin! Allah does not give a crap about your sex life. 8 Billion people in the world and you think Allah cares if you’re getting some?
Halimat: please shut up! I’m waiting ’till after I’m wedded to a proper man in Holy Nikkah!…. Insha Allah!
Helen: Hahaha…. ” Alhamdu- get-the-f*ck-outta-here” my friend
Mary: (cuts in) Helen shut up! It’s her decision so It’s none of your business! Do whatever you want with your body, just remember no man wants his future wife to bring a “borehole ” to him
Halimat: Hmmm…. Borehole? Some people will eventually take a Canal to their future hubby.
Mary: Hahahaha…. Okay! Both of you stop right now!
Helen: Whatever! What are you guys taking to the camp? I have no idea what to pack o.
Mary: Uhmm… blankets, lamp, toiletries and all that
Halimat: I’m taking my laptop
Mary: What for? You know there’s no internet connection there right??
Halimat & Helen: What
Mary: The goal of the camp is for us to bond as friends and coursemates without interruptions from the outside world.
Halimat: Ohhhh! Me I’ll stay back o
Helen: Stay back and waste the 15k we paid? Abegi, Let’s go there, I’m up for anything
Halimat: Of course you are! As long as there are boys there and bushes where you and them can disappear to. You’ll definitely up for it.
Mary: Halimat! Don’t start! Let’s go to the mini mart, i want to get a mosquitoes repellent cream.
Helen: Oh yea! I’ll need that too.
Lanre was in the bush all alone. He had no idea where the others had gone to but he could hear them talking and laughing. He bent down and wiped tears off his face and saw something move behind him. He saw the shadow in a figure and suddenly it was gone, he looked around and saw no one, just the leaves rustling and branches breaking.
The air was cold, it sent chills down his spine and yet hot sweats rolled down his temple. Suddenly the laughter of his colleagues had changed into wailing and crying. He had screams and people falling but he saw no one.
“Help me Lanre!”
He heard Mary’s voice and turned around, she was on the ground, leaves sticking to her cheek and blood dripping, she held on tight to a tree root. That was when he looked up and saw a shadow standing over her, gripping her legs and pulling her farther into the bush. He tried to run towards her but he fell, hitting the ground. So he crawled and grabbed her, pulling her towards himself but the shadow was too strong for him, her hands were covered in blood, it made her hands slippery. He tried to shout but his voice wouldn’t come out….
“Don’t let me go, don’t let him take me like he took the others Lanre…..please Lanre, please ”
she said faintly
Now he’s crying and shaking..
Mary jerked him awake. He woke up. Tears in his eyes and soaked in sweats
“Lanre are you alright?? You keep rolling and shaking in bed, and why are you sweating? The fan is on the highest speed.” Mary asked, scared and worried.
Lanre: It’s fine! You’re fine! Thank God you’re fine!….. Thank God you’re fine……(he sighed)
He couldn’t sleep after that so he closed his eyes and said: Our father! Who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name………….
~To Be Continued ~
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|Re: Shadows....... by AustinBlinks(m): 1:13pm On May 08, 2016|
Shadows (episode three)
10:17am Friday, 13th 2015
The 30-seater luxurious bus was parked right in front of the English department building. Most of the students who paid for the camp had arrived, Emma and the class rep were on ground to load the bags and foodstuffs into the bus . Students already in the bus were deep in exciting conversations, laughters everywhere, everything seems right and there was absolutely no doubt this camping would be a great one.
Mary: What is wrong Lanre!?? I thought we discussed this, you already agreed to go with me so why the hell would you change your mind now ??
Lanre: I’m sorry Mary but i thought i told you…..
Mary: (cuts in)….. yea! You told me you had a dream! Why are you so primitive and superstitious? I can’t imagine anyone would believe such crap in this jet age!
Lanre: please Mary, listen to me… just once okay? I know what i dreamt about, there’s danger on our way
Mary: Oh really? And you got to know that because you dreamt about it? You know what? You should have said you don’t wanna go with me instead of putting up all this drama. (Picks up her luggage ) I’ll see you on Monday when I’m back. Have a lovely weekend. Bye….(walks out the house)
Lanre: C’mon Mary! Wait! Hear me out please.
He watched as she slammed the door behind her. She stood outside the door weeping, Lanre was lost for words, he had no idea what to do, the dream had been clear and specific, it meant there is danger ahead. His bag had been packed and his luggage was carefully placed on a stool, just a few feet away from him. He sighed, a thousand thought on his mind, he thought to himself “i won’t go to the camp, i can’t, i shouldn’t…..i can’t” he cleared his throat, looked at his luggage, shook his head and then he spoke…
Lanre: Mary……! Wait for me, let me lock the door, we’re late already.
She smiled to herself.
“Maybe they are not coming ” a voice said from the back of the bus
“No! I’m sure they are on their way” came another voice.
Emma stood up, thought about something and smiled to himself.
Emma: we’re just wasting our time worrying about Lanre and Mary! Maybe both of them are in their room doing something now
Temmy: Haaa Emma! Doing what ? You this corrupt minded-fellow
Timothy: Doing that thing that your father and mother shouldn’t have done but they did it and produced something they shouldn’t have produced….. they produced you!
Another laughter roared from every corner of bus until someone exclaimed “ Hey look! They are here! Lanre and Mary are here”
Everyone looked towards the direction that was pointed at. Emma spoke again.
Emma: you see! I told you they were doing something, look at the way Mary is walking….. she’s not walking straight like before!
When they got to the bus, Mary apologized for being late and offered a flimsy excuse. They both found a place to sit directly in front of Helen and Halimat. Temmy sat cuddly with Daniel while Uche and Timothy silently peeped on her exposed cleavage.
The class rep sat in front beside the driver and behind him was Moji and Emma. There were 28 students and the driver, Mr. Kamoru. There were two empty seats in the bus. The driver started the engine and began to move, everyone was silent, lost in their individual thoughts until Emma spoke again….
Emma: This reminds me of a movie i saw some years back…..the students were going on an excursion in a bus like this, there was an accident and they all died…….
Everyone including the driver raised their voice and shouted at him as he was laughing out loud, apparently enjoying the commotion he just caused.
Class rep: we are going camping not an excursion so Emma shut up your mouth.
Emma: Oh….. that’s true!
Emma: But there was one i watched that they were going camping too , when they got to the camp, a wild animal came from the bush and ate them all, including their driver…..
Kamoru …. the bus driver shouted from the front, he didn’t understand what was said but he heard “driver ”
Kamoru: Ori re daaru (you’re mad) …..To ba tun sooro nibe un…..(if you speak again there)….. O se oriburuku (Wicked -headed )
Emma: Mr. Kamoru doesn’t want to die! What an slowpoke and a good for nothing toxic waste of human spermatozoa
Unfortunately, Mr. Kamoru doesn’t speak nor understand english
Kamoru: Ki lo so?? (What did you say)
Emma: Mo un kii yin ni ( I was greeting you)
Kamoru: O se gan! ( Thank you very much )
The rest of the students couldn’t hold their laughter at this point. Lanre laughed too and then gave a sigh of relief. Maybe the dream was just total nonsense, he thought to himself.
It was a good day for traveling, the express had no traffic and the sun hasn’t risen yet. Lanre couldn’t sleep even though half of the students had fallen asleep already . The ones who were awake were busy with their phones, some had novels to read. Lanre looked at Mary whose head was on his shoulder, she snored a little and that brought smiles on his face.
Suddenly there was a jerk as Kamoru, the bus driver slammed on the breaks, the tires screeched and the bus jolted everyone up. Someone shouted “ Jesus”: and in no time everyone was on their feet as the driver maneuvers the bus to a stop. “What happened ” everyone kept asking…
Class Rep: It’s alright everyone! The bus driver said he just crushed a cat that ran into the road from a bush.
Female: Seriously? He almost killed us because he hit a cat?
Kamoru: Olongbo Dudu mo ni ke! (It was a black cat)
Temmy: And so?
Lanre: Guys! It’s a bad omen to encounter a black cat, not to talk of killing one!
Emma: Hahahaha… i told you we’re all going to die on this trip!
Everyone shouted at him again, they were still abusing him when a loud bang came from the bus entrance, they all looked and saw a man, completely dressed in black overall and a black round cap, he was looking down so no one saw his face, he went to the front of the bus, limping on his feet, he hit the windscreen three times and finally spoke.
Man: You killed my cat!
Lanre: Uhmmm…. guys! I think we have to leave now!
Daniel: Really? Now? This trip is just getting fun mister!
They all laughed as the man watched on, still no one, saw his face.
Lanre: i think he wants us to apologize for killing his cat
Timothy: Apologize?? His Cat ran into the road, he should be the one to apologize for almost causing an accident
Lanre: The man or the cat?
Timothy: preferably both of them
The man hit the windscreen again.
Man: Open the door and let me in!
Helen: i think he wants a lift!
Emma: i think he wants to come in and kill all of us!
Uche: I have a black belt in Taekwondo, a master in Kickboxing and a senior in Judo. I’m gon beat the hell outta his ass! Let him in!
All the boys cheered him along, the girls voted against the idea. Lanre was screaming on top of his voice “Don’t let him in” but no one was listening! The lock clicked and the man stepped in. He was tall, his head touched the roof of the bus and when he looked up, they all saw his face, he was smiling, looking at everyone in the bus, Uche stood up from the back of the bus and walked towards him.
Man: (still smiling) Hello boys and girls! How are you? I know you have a camp to attend so i won’t take your time. Unfortunately, your bus killed my cat and i understand it was an accident, however, i would like that you apologise for killing my cat and we’ll all be on our way! You could have zoomed off but the fact that you let me in into the bus meant you’ve agreed to apologise. I recommend that you hold your end of the agreement!
Timothy: Mehnnnnn…. this guy sabi english pass our lecturers , i swear down!
Man: (smilling) Please, choose a representative among yourselves who will say “Sorry for killing your cat” and that would be all
They all laughed. Someone shouted from behind
“Uche abeg throw this man comot the bus jare”
Man: Is there a joint agreement amongst all of you that no apologies should be made??
Yes!!!! They chorused!
Man: (smiling) Then what happened to the cat would or could happen to you all
Someone threw a bottled water at him and in a quick twist of his legs, Uche landed a kick on his chest, it sent the man tumbling out through the bus entrace. There was a loud cheer and laughter as the man fell head first to the ground! Lanre stood and peeked out through the window…..
Lanre: please sir! Sorry about……
Man: (still smilling) Too late boy….. too late…..
Lanre watched on as the bus moved, the man in black kept watching as the bus moved away, a smile on his face. Lanre watched on as his image becomes fade with distance! Lanre sat back, his hands shaking…
Lanre: Did anyone see a cat on the road or anywhere I think the man was the cat
Daniel: Lanre….. whatever weed you’re smoking, please i’ll need some of it. That sh*t is getting you higher than the most high!
They all laughed at Lanre, even Mary too. The only person who felt they had done something wrong after Lanre was Kamoru, the bus driver. Earlier from his rear mirror, he saw the cat he had hit shape-shifted into the black man but he told no one, he was too afraid to, it took 5 minutes before he was able to open his mouth again after what he saw, something or someone had made him tongue-tied!
~To Be Continued ~
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|Re: Shadows....... by Osaze20091: 1:54pm On May 08, 2016|
More greese to your elbow bro,just keep it coming
|Re: Shadows....... by Missmossy(f): 6:35pm On May 10, 2016|
Keep it coming!! Dandypearl,heemah,iykekelvins,joanee20 come read.
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|Re: Shadows....... by iykekelvins(m): 11:21pm On May 10, 2016|
|Re: Shadows....... by AustinBlinks(m): 11:37pm On May 10, 2016|
Updating soon pls.......
|Re: Shadows....... by tizblink(m): 11:55pm On May 10, 2016|
Nice piece! Just in time to occupy front row *Grins*
|Re: Shadows....... by joanee20(f): 7:08am On May 11, 2016|
Am here... o
|Re: Shadows....... by iykekelvins(m): 8:02am On May 11, 2016|
AustinBlinks, come update plsss
|Re: Shadows....... by Botaflica(m): 10:47pm On May 12, 2016|
Brotherly Austin, abegi o, come and update o
|Re: Shadows....... by AustinBlinks(m): 9:30pm On May 13, 2016|
Shadows (episode four)
The time was 4:30pm when they finally got to Igbo Alaye village. It was quiet and few oldies where seen, sitting in front of their mud houses, watching in amazement as the big bus pulled up in front of the kings palace.
Class rep: So…. guys! I’ll quickly run inside, tell king what we’re here for and get going .
Helen: Is that totally necessary?
Emma: ehn ehn…..It’s not, we’ll just come into their village and do whatever we like as if we own the place
Helen: i wasn’t even asking you, dummy!
The class rep and Emma went into the palace, 15mins later, they were out, accompanied by a few old men who clutched to the 1000 naira they all held in their palms like It’s their life savings.
The bus rode deeper into the outskirt of the village till they finally decided a spot in the forest. There were trees that stood top with branches and leaves blocking out the sun ray . It was a lowland, few kilometers away was a river which they all decided would be their bathroom and pool . The boys set out to set the tents, they cleared the ground, clippped the tent to the ground, laid a trampoline and they set the 12 Mattress. They named it “Damsels’ castle”. Another tent was set for the boys, “Knights’ Abode” and a third tent which they named “Common room” .
All the while, Moji, Temmy and a few other girls prepared a meal of Nigerian Jollof rice.
Lanre still sitting in the bus was lost in thought, he’s there already and he still doesn’t feel right about everything going on. There were laughters all around, the boys were throwing a ball around, some girls sat to gossip and couples were seen holding one another in tight embrace, everyone was having fun, everyone except Lanre.
Mary: Baby… you’re still here brooding right?
Lanre: No! I’m trying to reach someone at home so they’ll know we arrived safely.
Mary: It’s no use, there are no phone receptions here. Everyone out there have tried.
Lanre: Oh! I thought as much
Mary: Now you need to step outta this bus, you’re weirding everyone out. They’re already calling you a freak. Baby, you promised me you’d loosen up.
Lanre: I’m trying to Mary! I’m just worried about what happened on our way here.
Mary: You mean the cat guy? Forget it! The idiot was probably drunk from taking too much of palm wine!
Lanre: He looked quite serious to me! We shouldn’t have allowed him into the bus
Mary: Lanre, just stop already. This isn’t cool anymore, you’re freaking the hell out of me! We’re out here, all alone in a thick forest and instead of being a man and acting protective of your girlfriend and here you are, whining all day.
She stood to leave but Lanre held her and pulled her closer to him.
Lanre: Ok….ok…ooookay! I’m sorry honey… I’m just over-thinking t his. Just gimme a few minutes and I’ll be out.
Mary: Okay… baby, don’t be long then.
Lanre took a deep breath, adjusted his shirt, said a short prayer and that’s when he saw it….. the shadow, loom
ing over the Female tent, it startled him,
the sun had already set so he had absolutely no explanation for it. He shut his eyes tight, took a deep breath, when he opened his eyes again, the shadow was gone.
They all sat in the “common room” tent after they ate, laughing, all 28 of them.
Timothy: Okay guys! Lemme tell you a joke.
Everyone cheered him along.
Timothy: A three-year old boy walks over to a pregnant lady at a bus stop .
“Why your stomach big so ?” – he asks.
“ I get belle…..I´m having a baby.” – she replies.
“Shey the baby dey your belle now now ?” – he asks, with his big eyes.
“Yes, it is.” – she says.
“Is it a good baby?” – he asks, with a puzzled look.
“Oh, yes. A really good baby.” – the lady replies.
Shocked and surprised, he asks: “Haha, If the baby na good baby….Why you con chop the baby na ?”.
Everyone laughed out loud.
The fun went on and on until it was time to sleep at about 10:40pm .
Class rep: I can see people are dozing off already, let’s go to sleep. Please and please….. I believe we are all adults here, so you know the rules… Boys in one tent, girls in the other.
Everyone left the common room tent, Guys in their tent and the ladies in theirs
John: I can’t do this anymore! We’ve been dating 3 months now and you keep saying the same thing, how long are we gonna wait before we do it??
Sade: John! If you truly love me, you’ll wait!
John: No! If you truly love me, you’ll do it!
Sade: Look! I’m not ready yet!
John: Well….if that’s the case, It’s over between us!
Sade: No John….please don’t do this to me
John: It’s obvious you don’t love me
Sade: No, i do. I really love you! I just wanna wait! You know I’m still a Virgin. What if we have sex and then you leave Me??
John: I won’t leave you! I can go out there and get any lady i want but I’m asking you because you’re special.
Sade: (sighs) How are we going to do this? We both stay in the hostel remember?
John: The camp! When we get to the camp, we both can find a place and do it
Sade: Okay John… I’m doing this because i love you okay? We’ll do it at the camp then.
John: Ooooh sweetheart! The first night, when everyone has gone to sleep, you’ll excuse yourself that you need to poo or something, i’ll tell the boys the same and we’ll both meet and do it okay?
Sade: Okay! Good plan. Are you sure you love me?
John: Sure thing love! I love you
Everyone had gone into the tents , 5 minutes later, John came out of the male’s tent, carefully tiptoed to the side of a tree. It took almost 10 minutes before he saw Sade coming out of the female’s tent. His heart leaped for joy! He is finally doing this, he had decided to date her just because of her big bossom. The first time he saw her, he was captivated, it took a slap from one of his friends before he finally was able to take his eyes off her skirt. “ I have to put my hands on those booties” he had said to his friends and was determined to make it happen. But when she told him she was a virgin, he knew he had to go into a relationship with her for that to happen.
It’s happening tonight, he assured himself. He reached into his pocket and checked the condoms one more time. When she got close to him, he held her hands and led her deeper into the bush.
John has confidence in himself, he knows by the time he starts with her, she’ll be screaming her lungs out, shouting and moaning. To avoid her waking people up, he went farther inside the bus .
They got to a spot, he cleared his throat and gestured her to start preparing. She slowly began to take her night gown off, he saw she was nervous but he didn’t care. He laid her night gown on the ground and told her to lay down and spread her legs, she did as instructed and he smiled to himself.
He bent down to take off his shorts and then he saw it, the shadow, behind a tree, it stood looking at them, John waved at it but the shadow remained there, still looking at him, so he shrugged his shoulders, one of the boys might have seen them leave and followed them to watch and enjoy the show.
He bent over her and wore his protection. The hand came real fast, so strong and so precise, holding John’s throat from behind, he gasped and grasped all he could but it was of no use
Sade didn’t quite get what was going on, all she saw was the dark figure of a man with his arms tight around John’s neck. She wanted to call for help but she couldn’t.
The shadow’s hand got tighter around John’s neck and with a twist, the head came off, rolling on the ground towards Sade, the blood gushed out, wetting the grass in no time. John’s headless body fell to the ground and his head rolled and stopped at Sade’s feet. She screamed and started running in the dark, hitting her head and hands on trees and branches. When she looked back, the shadow was behind her, it made no sounds, it was practically floating off the ground.
She ran as fast as her legs could carry, shouting for help all the way. When she looked up, she saw their camp, the 3 tents stood Just a few feets away. Suddenly, there was hope, she’ll finally get some help she thought to herself but all hopes flew off when she felt the shadow grab her legs, sending her tumbling into the ground. She hit the floor with a thud and when she opened her mouth to call for help again, the hands came grabbing on her tongue and pulling it out. Her lifeless body was dragged into the bush by the shadow.
Back at the camp, everywhere was quiet, cool breeze blew above and everyone slept soundly and peacefully.
~To Be Continued ~
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|Re: Shadows....... by Botaflica(m): 9:59pm On May 13, 2016|
The story has just began. Good work bro.
|Re: Shadows....... by TheNathan(m): 10:00am On May 14, 2016|
The beginning of the end for them ........scary but #still i follow
|Re: Shadows....... by Missmossy(f): 3:06pm On May 14, 2016|
Terrific!! More please.....
|Re: Shadows....... by AustinBlinks(m): 7:59pm On May 14, 2016|
|Re: Shadows....... by jephthal: 1:24pm On May 15, 2016|
getting more interesting,i hope its all a dream.
|Re: Shadows....... by tizblink(m): 5:37pm On May 15, 2016|
#Thrilling Keep 'em coming sir
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