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|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by JerryOJerry6429: 7:51am On Jun 02|
Silver1996:Silver Good morning o, I just want to remind you you said first episode is in few hours time, today is a new day o., I'm still waiting
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by kelvyncruz: 7:58am On Jun 02|
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Debbylicious(f): 11:36am On Jun 02|
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by KimberlyWest(f): 4:30pm On Jun 02|
Silver We your children are waiting for the delicious food you've been preparing, abeg no use fine aroma kee us. Serve us the food please. I don imagine wetin go happen tire.
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Adekunlated: 5:58pm On Jun 02|
Silver we are still waiting please
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by enirock(m): 12:52am On Jun 03|
wait oh... Silver na people brothers and sisters you just leave high and dry like this oh and we set check line every minute...
See no let us match come so vigil for your house oh because we Don play different versions of the storyline for head.
But story aside Silver, hope you are good
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Gbest90(m): 6:00am On Jun 03|
Thanks for the mention sir. Keep it flowing already!
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Thebigdream: 7:58am On Jun 03|
I don imagine this story tire, silver where are u
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by kelvyncruz: 12:38pm On Jun 03|
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Zara20(f): 1:28pm On Jun 03|
silver you don travel,plsssss i'm waiting.my hot indomie is almost cold
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by purity23(f): 7:08pm On Jun 03|
Silver its evening already na, why are you playing me like this na
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by enirock(m): 12:01am On Jun 04|
You been call am?
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Silver1996(m): 1:37am On Jun 04|
EPISODE TITLE- Tamara
Kicking her right leg forward with pointed toes and felxed calf muscles, Anita pivoted in a revolving whirl of sharp precision and accurate grace. She wanted to practice the footsteps of the dance music as badly as she wanted to breathe. The entirty of her being began advancing in movement with purpouseful clarity and absolute control. With each poised stride she took, it became crippeling obvious just how demanding and rigorusly punishing the practice of the dance had been on her body....
Realising she wasn't catching up, she stopped and crunched down on the only chair they have in the room and took a deep breath...
"I can't kill myself.."She mutter taking the earpiece from her ears and putting a stop to the music, stretching her legs on the chair, she scroll over to the nairaland app on her phone and she clicked on it, she entered her profile and clicked on her story thread to read the comments, earlier that day she had post an episode of the story she titled TAMARA..., After she glance through her work for a while, she impatiently scrolled down with a smiling face but her smile faded when she realized only two people had commented, this is something she hated about nairaland, after spending hours to think and write an update, only to post it and see just two comments after 7hours..., she slipped in a smile when she read a comment, it was funny, she read the other comment before she replied them..., after the reply, she scroll down and realise 10 new persons were viewing the post, she rolled her eyes knowing fully Well the people viewing the post are the same people that never comment, they just read and go and leave you wondering if your story is interesting or not...
She refreshed the literature page and click on one of the stories she's following, she started reading comments, she laugh at the funny ones before she decided to read the update..
When her self contain room door creak, she look up at the door knob that was now facing down, she was about standing up and that was when she saw her friend and roommate...Susan..
"One of this days I'll break that boy's head.."Susan said brusquely with curled lips before she threw her handbag on the bed...
Anita dropped her phone on her lap and fused her gaze on Susan knowing fully well Susan must have been angered by someone, she wanted to ask who she was talking about but Susan cut in just like she always does..
"Can you imagine that brat..."Susan retorted pointing a finger outside to indicate who she was talking about..."That stubborn fool had the guts to insult me and to crown it all, his stupid mother took his side when I shouted at him...."
Anita knit her brows as she quickly realise who Susan was referring to..."Are you talking about mama Uche..?"
"Who else.."Susan retorted...."Of course I'm talking about her and that her rude son..."
Anita sigh and pick up her phone wondering why Susan is always getting into trouble with her nosy neighbour and her son, everyone in the compound and neighbouring compound know fully well they are trouble makers...
"So what happened...?"Anita asked clicking on her nairaland profile again to check for new comments in her story...
"Can you imagine that boy, that stupid boy hit me with a ball and he didn't even have the decency to apologise to me.., when I shouted at him.., he asked me if I'm the first person that is been hit with a ball..., I swear to God I nearly slap the living daylight out of him.., I was really pissed and that was when his useless mother came out and took side with him even when I told her what happened..."
"But Susan you know those people are trouble makers and Uche has absolutely no respect for anyone in this compound.., why would you still stoop to their level..?"
"Forget that oyibo you're speaking.. "Susan said taking off her sandals to sit on the bed...."If she and her son does that to everyone else, tell them they've jammed the wrong person because I'll not take that nonsense from either her or her stupid son, I've told her already, the next time that her useless son cross my path in a rude manner, na police go settle our matter...."
Anita laugh, Susan had always been the sort of girl that doesn't take nonsense from anyone.., and when it comes to quarrel, she becomes something more than parrat, she had told someone the first day she find out mama Uche was a troublesome person.., she had told the person everything mama Uche is doing is meeky meeky, if she sees real quarrel she'll run.....
"You should have just ignore him.."Anita said scrolling down for new comments...
"Ignore what...?"Susan fling back unzipping her bag..."That useless woman and her son need to be put in their place and if noone will do it in this compound, me Susan will do it, what nonsense.."
"You have time.."Anita replied before smiling over the new comment on her story..
"And what are you even smiling about..?"Susan asked immediately..
Anita raise her smiling face to look at her friend...
"Don't tell me you've started writing these your stories again.."Susan said taking a takeaway of rice from her bag....
"I'm reading comments..."Anita said before the sweet aroma of the food made way into her nose, without invitation, she lay closer to Susan..
"Enhen wetin happen.."Susan said jokingly in pidgin..
"You think say na only you wan chop the food..?"Anita asked back before standing up to the kitchen to take a spoon...
"But bae, you're trying o.."Susan said the moment Anita stepped out of the kitchen with a spoon in her hand..."These stories you write, is not easy o, I told Agama about the current story you're posting on nairaland, he said he'll go through it later.."
Anita chuckle over the name.."Why do you like calling that guy Agama..?"
Susan ate a spoonful of the rice before she said.."Don't you see the way he nod his head every minute like agama lizard.."
"That doesn't necessarily mean you will start calling him Agama.. "Anita replied taking a spoon of the rice...."Mmm, crunches try for this one.."
"That last one I bought was total rubbish.."Susan said..
"But wait o babe.., who gave you this money?"Anita ask curiously taking a pinch of the chicken..
"You see your life..."Susan said jokingly..."You have no idea where the money to buy the food came from yet you're eating..."
"Haven't you heard the phrase, satisfy your stomach before you ask questions.."
"Is that one a new invention in your stories...?"
Anita laugh and took another spoonful of the rice...
"Agama got it for me.."Susan said, her forehead clinching with the words
"Ahh.."Anita slack-jawed..."Henry really likes you o.., when did you guys meet and he's already buying you stuffs..., has he said it yet...?"
"Said what biko..?"Susan ask taking a handful of the chicken...
"That he likes you na.."
"For where..., that one dey fear to tell me o....., he wants to buy me with money..."
"But he doesn't look like someone who has money o, the two times I've seen him, he's always wearing the same face cap and shoes..., even the polo he wore the last time he was here is nothing to write home about..."
"I told him about it o.."Susan jump in immediately...."You know me very well, I don't hide my own.., I told him the shirt isn't good ....."
Anita laughed and cut a bit of flesh from the chicken...
"But he said something that got me thinking.."Susan said before licking one of her fingers...."He said there are websites you can post your stories on and make good money....."
"My dear..."Anita said, her voice rumbling low as she grab another piece of the chicken...."I've tried many of these websites and I didn't get any good money in return.., you were there the day I registered on okadabooks, i published one of my stories there, how many people do you think purchased the book...?"
"How many...?"Susan ask taking another spoonful of the rice...
"Only two.., and i didn't even put a high price on it .., it was two hundred naira yet i got only two buyers.., since then i gave up on these paying websites..., Nigerians love free things..."
"Is that why you're dishing out free stories on nairaland...?"
"What to do dear..., you know I love writing stories and I love it more when people read my work.., since I don't have money to publish.., I just had to do this one.."
"But do you know most of the people that read your stories are very ungrateful..., they don't even comment....., even when the story ends, you won't still see their comments and I keep asking myself.., what exactly is their problem...?"
"Bae if you ask me, na who I go ask...., I for one I'm grateful they find time to read my stories.., and I'm also grateful for the people that find time to comment, especially the likes of Ann2012 that is almost in every thread in the nairaland section.., and then purity23 and all the new fans...., most times their comments is what keep me going..."
"You're really trying.."Susan said.."God knows I can't try that rubbish, sit for hours to write a story and then dish it for free..., God forbid bad thing...."
"You're only saying that because you don't have the passion for it..., I have a very strong passion for writing and I don't really care if I dish it out for free or for money.."
"So have you finished the story...?"
"Are you talking about Tamara...?"
"Yes na, I've read the one you uploaded yesterday...."
"I uploaded another episode this morning.., will be uploading the final episode this evening or tomorrow..."
"How is it even going to end.., the suspense you're creating is too much.., who exactly killed Tamara's sister.., I was actually thinking Jeremy did it but then you twist the story, now I'm confused and tired of guessing..."
"Don't worry, you'll know when I upload the final episode..."
"Abeg tell me jhor..."
"If I tell you, it won't be a surprise to you when you find out who really killed her..."
"Okay oo..."Susan dragged between her teeth before she grab the pillow to recline her head...
"Wait o, you've bought a new phone cover.."Anita said taking a closer look at the phone patch ...
"Yes o...Agama money..."
"Agama babe.."Anita hailed
Susan laughed.."Yeye dey worry you.."
After Samuel dropped the cup of water, he pick up his phone and scroll through the comments on the story.., he shook his head and without adding his own comment, he left the thread, refresh and began looking for another attractive story title, when he saw Tamara, he clicked on it, for a while now he's been seeing the thread always on the front page, most times he had thought it won't be interesting because of the boring title.., he read the synopsis and forge ahead to read the first episode.., the first paragraph caught his attention, so he continued till he was about clicking on another page when his friend, Festus walked into the room......
Samuel ignored him and continue, the story was getting more intriguing just like his type of stories..., he was actually looking for a story to post on his blog and now he has seen one that suit his taste....
"Aren't you going to ask me how it went...?"Festus cut into his thoughts..
The alertness of the words made Samuel look his friend's way..., earlier on, Festus had told him he was going for a job interview in an hotel..., he didn't really listen much though, he was too strapped on getting traffic in his blog....
"You nor pass interview.."Samuel said in pidgin barely looking his way...
"If na pass e for good.."Festus said...."You need to see the stupid questions the interviewer was asking me..., why do you want to work here, what were you doing before you came here.., who's your father in the society..?"
"Haba.."Samuel blare out raising his gaze from his phone to him..."For how much salary....?"
"Eighteen thousand.., imagine the nonsense..."
"Na you wan do hotel work na...."
"Abeg I nor do again....."
Samuel chuckle...."I've got a new story to post on my blog .."
Festus hissed.."You and this your mumu stories...., nor go find money wen we go take chop, dey dere dey thief people story..."
"It's our work o.."Samuel intoned...
"But what you're doing is not good sha, that's somebody's sweat you're taking as your own.."
"Haba.."Samuel said glancing at him.."What's my business.., am I the one who ask them to dish out free stories on nairaland.., since they don't want to make money from their work, let me help them biko.., this life, some plant, so others will harvest...."
"I still can't believe you won ten thousand naira from that competition with someone's story..."
"Yes o.., why do you think I'm here on nairaland everyday.., my work is to steal people's stories and summit as mine in writing contest and post in my blog...."
"Do you even comment on the stories you steal..?"
"Comment keh...., I'm a ghost reader o.., once I like your work.., I copy it and post on my blog, who have time to be commenting upandan..."
"So which of the stories are you planning on selling to that guy that ask you to write a script for him...?"Festus ask tilting his head forward
Samuel sigh..."I haven't seen anyone yet, the one I'm currently on, the writer hasn't finished it..., let me just keep searching until I see a complete interesting one..."
"But seriously, people really have time to sit and write stories only to give it out for free....., this world that everybody is beginning to wise up.., people are still doing free things.."
"Please leave the free givers alone, the more free stories they post on nairaland, the more I copy and the more money I get...., the only thing that annoys me are those abandoned ones..."
"It could be they realise people like you are stealing their stories .., that's why they abandon them.."
Samuel frown at the statement and just when he was about scrolling down, his phone rang.., his brows immediately furrowed when he saw the caller.., it was his girlfriend....
He hesitated a bit before he answered the call....."Babyyy"
"Why haven't you called me..?"The caller asked
Samuel scratch his forehead..."Been busy.."
"Did you get my text..?"The caller ask
Samuel brows knit.., he saw her text.., it was stupid so he ignored it..."No I didn't.."He lied
"Okay.., I'm just going to tell you anyway.. "The caller said
Samuel shrugged and waited for her to break the annoying old news..
"I need 3k from you please..., I want to get a bag and earrings to match my attire for a friend's wedding..."
Samuel drop the phone from his ear and almost hissed before he took it back to his ear...."The bag is how much..?"
There was silence from the other end before the feminine voice came again.."The bag is 2k, earring is 1k.."
"You say.!"Samuel blare out..."Who sells earrings for 1k..., earrings is 50 50naira..., even the bags my neighbour is selling is 500naira each..., send me the colour of the attire and I'll buy the 50naira earrings and bag for you..."
"Hello.."Samuel added when no reply came, when he look at the phone, he realise she already ended the call....
"Look at this girl o, she ended the call...."Samuel said
"Chai..."Festus shouted..."Sammy you too stingy..., you have almost 40k in your account and you can't release 3k for your girl.."
"Release what..?"Samuel fling back..."Does she know how I got the money.., if she doesn't want fifty naira earrings, she should just hustle for the money herself.., cos as it is, I can't even take out 1k from that money in my account.."
"Sometimes I ask myself, how the hell did we become friends..?"Festus asked
"I know...."Samuel said in pidgin..."Nor be you dey folo folo me upandan.."
"Tah.., folo you go where...., okogan tight hand, you better bring money so we can stock this house..."
"Then you better pray I find a better and complete story to copy and sell to that movie director....."
"Oga plagiarizer...."Festus said over his shoulder..
"Uncle begger..."Samuel said back..
When Festus gave no reply which was very unlike him, Samuel continue reading, then he read the comments that followed the episode.., he quickly jump to the last page.., when he realise the author wrote last episode dropping soon.., he smiled to himself and mutter...."BINGO.."
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Silver1996(m): 1:46am On Jun 04|
JerryOJerry6429:Sorry it's coming late sir
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Silver1996(m): 1:47am On Jun 04|
KimberlyWest:D food don finally ready
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Silver1996(m): 1:48am On Jun 04|
enirock:Yeah I'm okay..just be stressed by my work..., thanks for the concern....
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Silver1996(m): 1:53am On Jun 04|
purity23:I'm not playing you there..didn't arrive home early and when I did, I had to rest, I slept off
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by enirock(m): 2:05am On Jun 04|
fifty fifty Maura earrings, like seriously
I used to be one of those who read without commenting but not anymore.
Hmmm festus the intellectual thief.
Thanks Silver for the update
And please take care of yourself amidst the work situation. In as much say man must wack, but na healthy body dey live
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by purity23(f): 7:36am On Jun 04|
Samuel is just a stingy bastard.
My girls, Anita and Agama babe you both rock.
And silver I simply love you, thanks for the update.
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Gbest90(m): 7:38am On Jun 04|
Am loving this already!
Dishing out free stories is the peak of selflessness. Boss you dey try. Jah bless your endeavors sir.
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by egwolopretty: 9:20am On Jun 04|
Silver even if you didn't mention me, I'm here and definitely not missing out on this one, thanks for the update
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Puvo: 10:49am On Jun 04|
No more ghost reading
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Thebigdream: 12:04pm On Jun 04|
I love this, most of these ghost readers are actually the ones who copy people's stories and paste in their blog without a prior recognition to the real writer.
Silver I'm salivating for more but this Samuel stingy sha, fifty naira hausa earring
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Adekunlated: 12:09pm On Jun 04|
Thanks for honouring your words, I'm hooked already, next please
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Debbylicious(f): 3:29pm On Jun 04|
Thanks for the update Sir...
I'm already hooked to this story, i'm not gonna miss even a single episode And as usual i know it's gonna be filled with the realities of life
Oga Silver... God will crown your efforts with glory
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by lahrra(f): 3:30pm On Jun 04|
Thank you Silver. You are the best.
But people get mind sha ooo.
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by JerryOJerry6429: 6:12pm On Jun 04|
Silver you're good, God bless you, anticipating the next update
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Shedrack36: 8:55pm On Jun 04|
Oga Silver, u wrote this to bash us abi!! anyway, u remain my best writer in Nairaland.
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Zara20(f): 9:07pm On Jun 04|
thanks for the updates.i'm oliver twisting
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by Humbleness: 9:12pm On Jun 04|
Nice combination, thanks for the update.
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by OPC90(m): 11:00pm On Jun 04|
This write up is really for most of us who always read without any comments...
On behalf of all of us I apologize and promise that we are going to change for good.
Thank you for always keeping us busy
|Re: PLAGIARIZED (The Story Was Just The Beginning) by skubido(m): 8:03am On Jun 05|
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