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A Day Away by Missnande(f): 8:40pm On Nov 12, 2017
Dedicated to every woman who has been abused physically, emotionally and psychologically! You're not alone. Stay strong!
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Re: A Day Away by Missnande(f): 8:42pm On Nov 12, 2017
P S: This is a very short story. Criticism is highly welcome.
Re: A Day Away by Missnande(f): 8:44pm On Nov 12, 2017
I'm standing on the balcony of our apartment watching my younger brother Dozie play with his friends from school. Our house, a 1970 green and yellow colonial was a two bedroom flat on the second floor of a three storey building owned by a Yoruba man known to everyone as PA Egede for he was a driving force for peace in our community. Mama said that was why she chose the house. The rusted brown of the roof and the worn out exteriors reminded me of UBE schools in Port Harcourt and sadly of Papa. Dozie was the only excited fellow when we moved. He always wanted to live in 'upstairs ' and his exuberance on the day we moved in was quite exhilarating that it made Mama laugh so hard I thought she would cry.





Mama seldom laughed now, she didn't seem to have the time, perhaps she doesn't want to. Being an early riser, Balogun market welcomed her with open arms where she sold foodstuff, women's clothing and accessories . Iyabeji, our neighbor downstairs sometimes joked and called Mama a jack of all trades,to this Mama always smiled and replied "you only live once ". Maybe Mama would come in any moment now and Iyabeji , in between measuring garri and calling the twins to order would joke with Mama again and ask her a thing or two about the day's sale just so that I would see her smile in that manner she was with outsiders, her crease perfectly disguised.




I was drawn back by an incessant tugging at the hem of my dress. China, our youngest and my son was awake, barely a year and clueless about our reality. He was a product of Papa's untamed libido. The toddler opened his arms to me and I couldn't fight the tear that slipped. Mama wouldn't come home till dark not for the love of her trade,but because she couldn't bear to look upon her grandson fathered by her husband, ex husband.



" I'm sorry Nne" she said that night. It was the last time she cried. Bays of ice born,maybe time will heal.

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Re: A Day Away by Missnande(f): 8:53pm On Nov 12, 2017
The end.

Re: A Day Away by JoyceTed(f): 9:54am On Nov 13, 2017
sad WTF.......will the pain ever heal?? By her own father ....
Re: A Day Away by JoyceTed(f): 9:56am On Nov 13, 2017
Great story Missnande Nice work!!!
Re: A Day Away by Missnande(f): 5:41pm On Nov 13, 2017
JoyceTed:
Great story Missnande Nice work!!!
Thanks for reading, I'm glad you liked it.

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Re: A Day Away by Missnande(f): 5:45pm On Nov 13, 2017
JoyceTed:
sad WTF.......will the pain ever heal?? By her own father ....
I think there are millions of women asking the same question.

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Re: A Day Away by cbella(f): 4:08am On Nov 14, 2017
Nice story but sometimes the wounds never heal no matter how much time you give it.... The scars will always remind you.

Good one and very short too.... Weldone Missnande
Re: A Day Away by Missnande(f): 11:05am On Nov 15, 2017
cbella:
Nice story but sometimes the wounds never heal no matter how much time you give it.... The scars will always remind you.

Good one and very short too.... Weldone Missnande

Thanks for reading and sorry about the length,it's easier for me to write short stories.

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Re: A Day Away by Oluwakemi65(f): 5:44pm On Nov 15, 2017
awwww so sad. Nice work dear. Call me when u write ur next story.
Re: A Day Away by Missnande(f): 9:11am On Nov 16, 2017
Oluwakemi65:
awwww so sad. Nice work dear. Call me when u write ur next story.
Thanks, will do.
Re: A Day Away by EvaJael(f): 10:30am On Nov 16, 2017
It's a beautiful one missnande
Re: A Day Away by Missnande(f): 9:04pm On Nov 20, 2017
EvaJael:
It's a beautiful one missnande
Thank you
Re: A Day Away by KnowMore: 7:31am On Nov 21, 2017
Sure
Re: A Day Away by RapportNaija(m): 7:32am On Nov 21, 2017
Cool!

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Re: A Day Away by Erums(m): 9:49am On Nov 21, 2017
Such an emotional story.... Missnande.. Is it true life?
Re: A Day Away by Missnande(f): 9:59am On Nov 21, 2017
Erums:
Such an emotional story.... Missnande.. Is it true life?

No I write only fiction. Thanks for reading.
Re: A Day Away by Buchi07(m): 10:50am On Nov 21, 2017
Wow.. Wat a story. Wat a beautiful piece. Thumbs up missy

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Re: A Day Away by Missnande(f): 11:59am On Nov 21, 2017
Buchi07:
Wow.. Wat a story. Wat a beautiful piece. Thumbs up missy

Thank you
Re: A Day Away by Uniquexty(f): 1:29pm On Nov 21, 2017
I love the emotions you put into your stories. I am your no 1 fan
Re: A Day Away by Missnande(f): 6:35pm On Nov 21, 2017
Uniquexty:
I love the emotions you put into your stories. I am your no 1 fan

Awww thanks, it means a lot to me.

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