A Certain City

A Certain City

In a city called Laxity notorious for it’s profanity and dubious eccentricity, there lived a man named Ingenuity. Ingenuity and his wife Alacrity, fought calamity and animosity which consumed the people of the city.

Alacrity being the first daughter of Authority was a strong force 2 reckon with. Her intense search to root out the source of their peculiar infirmity revealed that their profanity is the cause of infertility in the land. She also discovered that Mediocrity, a respected elder of their land was responsible for the kidnap of Prosperity. This he successfully achieved while masking as the mouth piece of Posterity.

To combat these evil, she invited Christianity a religious leader and Dexterity, an expert in strife-control to assist her family create the needed awareness and change in their society.

During the awareness campaigns, Dexterity spoke on and expounded the benefits of dignity and integrity in labour. Their son Ingenuity jnr a graduate of Diversity University spoke on the essence of creativity and tenacity in restoring Prosperity to the land of Laxity.

He stressed that ingenuity will bring them the fringe benefits of variety that’ll add d needed spice to their monotonous society. Christianity summed up all the talks with the topic: No prosperity without the Almighty.

Teaching them the keys to progress and good success, he stressed that it is only the fear of the Almighty that gives wisdom and as well enables one and any people to make wealth, live in peace, have a good reputation and leave an enviable legacy for posterity.

Criminality, the city ruler did not take kindly to these new development hence he connived with the eight sons of iniquity to ensure d plans failed.

You’re reading this story cos he failed! His plans backfired; he and his allies were caught, tried and found guilty of crimes of criminality, immorality and extreme cruelty.

Today, the people of Laxity have evolved into a people or great responsibility, tranquility and magnanimity! They now bear the name Ingenuity and have sufficient prosperity to leave for posterity.

That ends the Tale of a certain City.


14 thoughts on “A Certain City” by Distinguished (@DistinguishedAnoke)

  1. If Laxity is the land of Nigeria, then of course the only way we can gain prosperity, tranquility and even electricity is to pursue integrity, honesty, creativity, dignity, tenacity and the fear of the Almighty.
    Good work Chinyere. You may have made certain punctuation errors though. Kudos, this must have been some hard work.

    1. Distinguished (@DistinguishedAnoke)

      Thanks @ Psalmy, for reading, commending and noting the errors. I deeply appreciate.

  2. Loved this because you told a reasonably inspiring tale in a creative way. It musta been hard to form the ity stuff. And I agree with psalmy, about the city – it’s Nigeria. Hopefully, we will take the good ity’s and kill the bad ones. Well done, Chinyere. $ß.

    1. Distinguished (@DistinguishedAnoke)

      Thanks @sibbylwhyte. Twas kinda hard but I enjoyed picking the right rhymes for the tale. I also pray we (Nigeria) take the good ity’s and kill the bad ones.

  3. An allegory! Bunyan reincarnates in a woman!
    This piece kinda reminds me of John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress: From this World to that Which is to Come; Delivered Under the Similitude of a Dream” , where virtues such as Good-Will, Piety, Prudence, Christianity, etc are personified characters.

    In †ђξ Medieval period, this kind of narration thrived, brought to prominence by Bunyan himself, although it can be traced to †ђξ ancient times, and to Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy” and in Geoffrey Chaucer’s works such as, “Legend of Good Women”, etc. The dream-vision or allegory, also reemerged during the Romantic period. Now, @DistinguishedAnoke, perhaps, you are starting a journey back to the Medieval period. Should we then call it, ‘neo-medievalism’? Lol
    You have really done well dear. Keep it up.

    1. Distinguished (@DistinguishedAnoke)

      Thanks @chime221 For reading, commending and for taking me through the history.
      Please let’s not call it a journey to ‘neo-mediavalism’ yet, LOL

    1. Distinguished (@DistinguishedAnoke)

      Thanks @kaycee. Me appreciate!

  4. Vincent de Paul (@vincentdepaul)

    Liked this

    1. Distinguished (@DistinguishedAnoke)

      Thanks for reading and commenting @vincentdepaul

  5. Nalongo (@Nalongo)

    Very creative use of words. Keep it up.

    1. Distinguished (@DistinguishedAnoke)

      Thanks @Nalongo. Will sure keep it up.

  6. cool…really cool
    well done

    1. Distinguished (@DistinguishedAnoke)

      Thanks @Omoniyi, I deeply appreciate

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