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The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by DaddyKross: 5:44pm On Dec 15, 2017
If you are reading this, then definitely i am gone forever. I want you to know that this was never my intention for you, for us. I wanted us to last forever but fate never gave us that opportunity.  Let me tell you everything from the very beginning.

My real name is Katunga and i died 5 years ago.

I am sure you have read the previous sentence for couple of times now and you must be thinking i made an error but no, you read it right. My name is Katunga and not Ola as you knew me as, as everyone knew me. I died 5 years ago in the city of Nairobi, Kenya where i was born, bred and lived all of my life, my first life.

On the 25th day of the 12th month in the year 2012, i was shot a night to my wedding and left to die in the pool of my own blood.


**25-12-2012**

Drunk, lightheaded, all these were how i felt and much more but still i managed to stand up from the midst of my friends and staggered my way into the rest room. They jeered and hailed as i left the dance floor, i had been drinking all night, i have drank what could knock off five able bodied men put together but here i was, still standing. Although staggering,  but i was standing and that attracted the jeers and hailings. It was my day anyways, that very day was my birthday and also my bachelor's eve as my wedding was on the next day. For so many reasons, i was justified for getting that drunk and having so much fun.

I got to the entrance of the toilet, it took couple of minutes before i could figure the signs distinguishing the male and female rest room. Finally i saw the caricature depicting a male figure and i entered into the toilet. I almost thought i had made the mistake i wanted to avoid when i saw a lady stand right inside the male rest room. I apologised and turned back around almost immediately,  i was about leaving the rest room when the lady spoke.

'Katunga!' she called out.

I heard her voice loud and clear but i still believed it was the alcohols that was getting the best of me, nonetheless, i put my ears to the ground, literally.  Then she called my name again, i stood up from the floor,  walked towards her and that was when i saw her face, blurry sight but i still figured it was her. I had been together for a long time than not to know her even if she had Potus' mask on.

'Thandeka ?' I asked to be sure.

'So i heard you are getting married, huh ?' She replied with a wicked smile plastered on her face.

'A man is got to move on, Thandeka.'

'But you promised to be with me till the end of time' The smiles were beginning to vanish off her face.

'That was until you had sex with my best friend and made out with my sister.' I screamed at her although it didn't come out as hard as i wanted because i was drunk.

'That was just one goddamn mistake with your friend.' she screamed back, harder than mine but the noise of the rocking music in the club still overshadowed our screams completely.

'And the one with my sis ? Damnit you know i am a Christian and i can't end up with a lesbian as a wife.'

'Your sister is not innocent of this lesbianism sin you are casting on me.' She was beginning to sob.

'My sister has her life to live, this is mine.' I replied, turned around and made to leave the toilet until she called out my name again.

'Katunga,' I turned around grudgingly only to see what she had been hiding behind all the while we  have been arguing, a gun. 'Katunga, i already made myself this promise,  if i don't get to have you, no one else would.' She pointed the gun to the direction of my forehead, hands on trigger.

'Don't do what you will regret' was all i got to say before i felt a bang in my head, almost immediately, i fell down, and blood started gushing from my head. I had been shot, shot by a woman i once dreamed of spending the rest of my life with, turned out i spent the rest of my life with her as i never had another opportunity to be with my bride in waiting, she was the end of me.

I died in the pool of my own blood.

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Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by DaddyKross: 5:47pm On Dec 15, 2017
*** Picks Race ***
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by Nobody: 11:24pm On Dec 15, 2017
DaddyKross:
*** Picks Race ***
shocked
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by DaddyKross: 6:58am On Dec 16, 2017
Gucciqueen38:
shocked

Lol What?
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by Nobody: 7:06am On Dec 16, 2017
DaddyKross:

Lol What?
grin Good morning dear. wink
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by coolegbo(m): 7:09am On Dec 16, 2017
Nice one, really cool.
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by Nobody: 7:23am On Dec 16, 2017
Great piece from you... Keep it up! I'm glad Lalasticlala got his sh.it together and eventually called his mods to order.. grin. I'm glad your voice is eventually heard. Pls, keep it coming, bro... cool
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by Abimloaded(m): 7:24am On Dec 16, 2017
Great piece!
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by DaddyKross: 7:29am On Dec 16, 2017
Gucciqueen38:
grin Good morning dear. wink


Good morning darling wink
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by DaddyKross: 7:30am On Dec 16, 2017
coolegbo:
Nice one, really cool.


Thanks boss
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by DaddyKross: 7:31am On Dec 16, 2017
Follysho707:
Great piece from you... Keep it up! I'm glad Lalasticlala got his sh.it together and eventually called his mods to order.. grin. I'm glad your voice is eventually heard. Pls, keep it coming, bro... cool


Lol Make Lala no catch you ooh.

Thanks boss
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by DaddyKross: 7:31am On Dec 16, 2017
Abimloaded:
Great piece!


Thanks sire

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Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by kay29000(m): 8:12am On Dec 16, 2017
Very different from the regular stories on here. I first read it yesterday, and I knew it was going to make it to front page. Nice one. Kudos!!!
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by senrino(m): 8:14am On Dec 16, 2017
Great piece op, abeg write more
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by DaddyKross: 8:24am On Dec 16, 2017
kay29000:
Very different from the regular stories on here. I first read it yesterday, and I knew it was going to make it to front page. Nice one. Kudos!!!


Thanks boss

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Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by DaddyKross: 8:24am On Dec 16, 2017
senrino:
Great piece op, abeg write more


Yezzir cheesy
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by Nobody: 8:33am On Dec 16, 2017
DaddyKross:


Good morning darling wink
wink
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by iamdaquin01(f): 9:10am On Dec 16, 2017
wow!I'm definitely not missing this ride..
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by kayoday1(m): 9:10am On Dec 16, 2017
[b][/b] Interesting from the beginning let's go there
I don carry my chair sit down...
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by cyber5(m): 9:23am On Dec 16, 2017
space booked
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by Prinxxdave(m): 9:43am On Dec 16, 2017
E don enter FP. oya come drop update

cc BigSarah
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by NNature(m): 10:14am On Dec 16, 2017
Well Penned.
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by Swaggzkid: 11:46am On Dec 16, 2017
Gucciqueen38:
shocked
YOu've already landed, i was about to call on you grin
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by Swaggzkid: 11:53am On Dec 16, 2017
DaddyKross:
*** Picks Race ***
Wehdone sir. so captivating, nice story line and straight to point.
Jilt ain't good and i pray i dont fall a victim.
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by Nobody: 12:03pm On Dec 16, 2017
Swaggzkid:

YOu've already landed, i was about to call on you grin
grin Sure i have cheesy thanks dear wink
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by Kaycee9242(m): 2:13pm On Dec 16, 2017
Nice write up, wen are we getting d update pls
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by TEYA: 5:15pm On Dec 16, 2017
I always find it hard to follow stories on nairaland literature section because the suspense is killing! You keep coming back to refresh just to read a few lines and start waiting again. God help me.

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Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by itsandi(m): 7:30pm On Dec 16, 2017
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#Enjoy smiley
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by priestchurch(m): 7:53pm On Dec 16, 2017
Sumtin tells me dis is gonn b a gud story..
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by rayvelez(m): 12:27pm On Dec 17, 2017
lemme com and sit down.
Re: The Dark Journal Of Katunga (A Short Story) by Charlesdock(m): 5:52pm On Dec 17, 2017
This would be interesting smiley

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