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  • sambright commented on the post, Rat Palava 5 years ago

    thank you bro.Expect more…

  • What an evening this will be…

  • It is sure is excellent @innoalifa.thanks for reading.

  • @uzwhyte they sure will be able to relate with this, because it is the reality of the times.Thanks for reading…God bless you.

  • thank you for reading @ufuomaotebele what apt review of the work.Thanks…

  • INT. EVENING. BEDROOM
    (Deola’s mother and father are arguing.. father prepares to leave the house)

    ALICE
    Why will you ignore my calls throughout the day? I called your office and your cell phone, but you […]

  • okayyyyy??? Where is the conclusion? Nice one though.

  • I remember when Chemiron sponsored the 1995 edition of The African child in Lagos.. we all converged at Alausa in Ikeja…Very nolstagic feeling i must say… thank you for bringing this to the fore…the African […]

  • It is supposed to be for the screen, i dont know why @ogaoga made it a play—but expect the other installations.thanks for reading.

  • Expect more..@uzywhyte. thanks for reading

  • Thanks for reading, you will surely enjoy the next installment(s)…

  • FADE IN:
    INT. A SITTING ROOM-MORNING

    A well furnished sitting room.Big enough with basic requirements for a middle class apartment. Sinach’s All things are possible is playing on the background stereo.

    DEOLA
    …(dressed in secondary school uniform, she is miming the song)
    …Mum where did you keep my school bag?
    (shouts at the top of her voice)
    ALICE
    Have you checked in your room?
    ( A voice from the bedroom)

    DEOLA
    No. You said you wanted to check my bag yesterday remember?
    (Mother walks into the sitting room and meets her grumbling)
    I don’t know why she insists on checking someone’s bag sef. Which kind of mother does that?

    ALICE
    A mother who cares for a daughter. (walks down to where she is sitting , wearing her socks)

    DEOLA
    A mother who does not give room for a daughter… I am 16 for God sake! Will be graduating from high school in less than a month.

    ALICE
    (puts her arms round her) You know how I love you , and want the best for you.
    DEOLA
    Is this how you will be policing me when I’m in the university?
    ALICE
    Young woman will you stop talking thrash and listen to me? Whatever you do in the university is your business. But as far as you are under my roof, you must listen to all I ask you to do.
    DEOLA
    But mum, I wouldn’t disobey you. I just think you don’t trust me.
    ALICE
    Not after your friend Ngozi was caught smoking after school hours—Only God knows what other things she is involved in –You better get your acts right young lady and come out with good grades, otherwise, you be grounded—get up , you are already running late for school.

    EXT. A SECONDARY SCHOOL. MORNING
    Deola has just been dropped off by her mother.Ngozi meets her by the corridor of one of the classroom
    NGOZI
    Hello Deola

    DEOLA
    Hi Ngo, you look beautiful as always…
    Ngozi
    See who is talking-any way, how was your night?
    DEOLA
    My dear, my night was cool
    That reminds me, my mother ransacked my room yesterday and checked my bag
    NGOZI
    Why?
    DEOLA
    You tell me.. (hands akimbo)
    NGOZI
    What do you mean?
    DEOLA
    (pulls her aside away from ear shots)
    I heard you were caught smoking? Can you please explain what a daughter of a deacon is doing with such stuff?
    NGOZI
    Hey, hey… hold your tongue…where did you hear that? (looks around to see if someone is listening?
    DEOLA
    The walls have ears—Ngo.. I have told you to be careful with that gang of yours
    NGOZI
    It was just a sniff, besides, I didn’t enjoy…
    DEOLA
    That is how it starts, from a sniff, to sleeping around… if you have not been doing that already sef..
    NGOZI
    ( not concerned, showing no remorse)
    Listen up my dear sister, life is too short o. we must enjoy it before we kpeme..
    DEOLA
    Where did you learn that from? Peme? (mispronounces) God!!! You have changed…
    NGOZI
    That is the only consistent thing in life my dear-change
    (A class mate, simon runs towards them)
    SIMON
    Good morning Ngozi and Deola, hope you have done your assignments… (He waves his book at them)

    NGOZI
    Please take your assignment talk away from here.. before your shadow is severed from your body and your glasses run away from your eyes…
    SIMON
    Laughs…(they all walk into their class room) My shadow left me yesterday, so it is not strange for it to leave me today

    INT. CLASSROOM DAY
    DEOLA
    Are you serious?
    SIMON
    If you do not eat, breakfast and lunch, your shadow will definitely look for another person. In fact my spirit began to roam the whole of Lagos in 3D.
    NGOZI
    (Laughs)
    You will not kill one with laughter in this school… (Deola laughs as well)
    SIMON
    You guys are privileged. You always have food to eat, so you will never experience such. Your parents always have your time, unlike mine that are always busy…
    DEOLA
    You think so?
    SIMON
    Yes now, in fact my parents are too busy that if I don’t sleep in the house no one will notice.
    DEOLA
    That is strange…
    SIMON
    Just that I am not cut out for bad things… the other day, my sister went for an all-night party, and they did not even ask about her.
    NGOZI
    I wish I have such parents?
    DEOLA
    Ngozi? You are unbelievable!!! Your parents give you all you ask of them, and you are still not satisfied?
    NGOZI
    My parents are dulling me jare…Everytime, church, church, church… no time for fun… Na church we go chop?
    Deola
    I cannot believe this! (Ngozi walks away into the class and Simon does the same)

    To be continued…

  • …And love is not sex. I wish some people will get to read this before they give their all like a modern day mother theresa…

  • I like the first poem and girls who are like that!! just REAL!!

  • this is a beautiful. well done

  • sambright commented on the post, être… 5 years, 1 month ago

    Etre, that french phrase ‘to be’ reminds me of my conjugation attempts–it was what called my attention to this work—expected more though,but well done.

  • congrats bro—more grace for days ahead

  • This is the reality of the time,why wouldnt everyone see this kind of end coming?We all get caught up in this love @ first ping until Cynthia story became our checkmate—well done Lekan,me like this one esp d title!

  • @benchmark and @innoalifa thank you guys for reading through… it was written in that moment of spontaneous overflow of emotions…could not help but trap the surging inspiration…

  • Dont plant a seed if you are not ready for the harvest-love isnt sex and sex is not love!

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