Henrietta Adams is a young lady, a Christian. The time was a quarter past one in the morning when she started to hear screams from her neighbor’s apartment. She listened more carefully, and then discovered thieves had broken into her neighbor’s apartment and they were being robbed. Fear gripped her tightly like a bad vice; all of a sudden she was bathed in nervous perspiration. She ran from one end of her room to the next, completely lost as to what she would do, she picked up her phone but lacked the knowledge of who to call-this was Nigeria does 911 emergency work? Probably not. She was lost in the four corners of her little bedroom. Her fright stemmed not exactly from the situation of her neighbors but from hers! What if the robbers decided to come into her apartment? She had not finished that line of thought when she heard her flimsy door flying off its hinges. She screamed in fear as five huge scary men rushed into her room. The one closest to her hit her with a slap across her face sending her down to the ground in pain.
She stayed sprawled on the floor, still in terrible pain, as the men ravaged her home and took her valuables. When they were done they made to leave, but one of them suddenly stopped. He looked down at the helpless Henrietta; all she had on was her transparent silk night gown. Ideas came into the man’s head and something rose in between his legs. He wasn’t going to let this great opportunity pass him by so he started to unbuckle his belt. Henrietta, knowing what the man was up to started to scream, but her mouth was immediately covered by one the criminals and two of the others held her down giving the initiator all the room that he wanted. One after the other all five of them took their turns. She passed out before the last man was done.
Two months after the terrible event, when she was trying to get her life back together, she discovered she wasn’t feeling too well. She went for a test and when the result came back it was confirmed that she was pregnant. She was devastated. What was she to do; to carry the baby to term and bring forth the child of a criminal, who will be a constant and continuous reminder of the dreadful event that she passed through? Or was she to terminate the pregnancy, an act that goes against the teachings of her religion?
In the end she could not bear the thought and stigma of bringing forth such child so she opted for an abortion. The question is; could she judge wrong?
It was a civil war, Kennedy and his squad was facing intense gun fire from opposition fighters. They were pinned to a particular position as bullets whistled pass all around them, and then suddenly Dave, his best friend got hit; three shots to his knees and lower leg and a shot to his clavicle, very close to his neck.
Dave was in extreme pain, and was screaming. There was no morphine to give to him to ease his pain, there were no medical personnel close by to help him…he just kept screaming from the intense pain. Unable to watch his friend continue to suffer this manner, Kennedy shot him, once, to put an end to his misery and at the same time, an end to his life.
Five years after the war had ended Kennedy still couldn’t sleep well; the thought of what he did kept gnawing at him. Every single day he tries to justify his action.
The question is; could he be judged wrong?