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THE WIDOW’S JOURNEY

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THE WIDOW’S JOURNEY.

“kill her
“Burn her to death
“She’s a witch
“She’s evil. Blood sucker
“she must die
“The witch must die.

The voices went up In rage. Their voices alone would pull the walls of Jericho down. Some held sticks, others held planks, cutlasses etc. They chanted in anger, their faces welled up as they carried weapons to destroy their one enemy.
But there wasn’t any need for weapons, their eyes were enough to skin her alive leaving her inner skin to be fed on by the dogs. Their wagging tongues and comments had stacked her nude, cut her body piece by piece. And pour acid in her organs. She was in pain.

Unimaginable pain. The people continued to savage her body with their taunts as they dragged her before the entire community. Their shouts of her death for witch craft soared higher their voices could be heard around the seven villages of the community.

“Destroy the witch before she kills us all…
“She must be killed
“she is evil…

“Enough!” the king yelled and immediately a deafening silence came upon the palace. “Enough of this madness!!”
The cursing women kept mute yet still wishing evil on her in their hearts. The youths held their weapons firmly humming the song of war. It was a fight. It was a fight against her.

“You people call her a witch, You want her dead. You want her burned because she has refused to swore an oath against witchcraft?” he asked pointing to the kneeling woman.
“You accused her of being a witch. She has blood on her hands and eaten human flesh. You call her evil?” he asked with his eyes resting on every one of them.

“You accused her of murder and witch craft. But how are you people sure she is a witch. She has been a fervent Christian ever since I knew her. This woman is innocent. She is innocent…
“No!!! Igwe, she must die. She is a witch.” they screamed.

“No, I am the igwe of this kingdom. I say she is innocent and she is innocent. Respect my orders as the igwe of this land…

“With all respect igwe.” The chief priest said walking into the palace. “The people are right. This woman has refused to swear herself clean of witch craft and death of her husband. She knows what she has done. She must die, the gods have decreed it.”

“She must die.” the people screamed knocking the weeping woman down.
“No No No. She is not dying. She cannot die, she is innocent.” The igwe stood up, nodding his head negatively. “She must not die.”

“She must die.” the Villagers screamed.
“Do not defy my orders. I am the igwe of this kingdom. My words are law as long I’m still on this throne.” he thundered.

“Then you must have to choose between this woman and the kingdom igwe.” the chief priest thundered striking his staff hitting the earth.
“Eyes of the gods!!!”

“you heard me igwe. You must have to prove your love for your people or keep this woman and loose your throne.” he fired.

“Are you threatening me. The igwe of this land?” the igwe asked in shock.

“it is not a threaten, igwe. You will have to choose between this witch here or your kingdom.” The onowu said standing up with the rest of the chiefs in support.

“onowu. Even you!!! My chiefs. You are with the chief priest against I, your igwe.”

“Igwe it is time to decide between the people or the witch.” ichie Amadi said.
“Yes!!!” the people yelled in support.

“The woman or your kingdom igwe?” the chief priest said pointing at the kneeling woman.

“She must die!!!”
The igwe heaved a sigh and sat down back on his throne. He looked from the chanting villagers to his betraying chiefs and the chief priest and finally the weeping woman. He looked through her soul. He knew she was innocent, but how could he proved it. He felt pity for her but the tables were turned against him. There was nothing he could do. There was no way. Except for one.
The only option he had left, it was not a good idea but it was better than death. It was the only way.

“My people, I love my kingdom but I simply cannot allow an innocent woman to die. Here is my verdict, This woman should be banished.”

“No, she must die. She has to die.” that screamed.

“please my people, I cannot allow her to die. Eyes of the gods please help me.” the igwe implored the chief priest.

The chief priest looked up and chanted some incarnations and finally spoke “Igwe, the gods have heard your plea. But are still very angry. You will have to pacify them but this woman must be banished. These are the words of the gods.” he spoke with finality as he turned and marched out of the palace chanting the unknown language of the gods.

That was her story, she was a beautiful fair maiden. Her skin was smooth and flawless. Her eyes were blue, round and beautiful decorated with long eye lashes. Her nose was well pointed and lips pink and full.
Her hair was long and rich resting majestically on graceful shoulders.
She was a woman of curves. Flawless, a definition of beauty not only physically but character.
She was hardworking and smart. She was a graceful and caught the attention of all.
She finally won the hand of a young handsome and promising lad. Their marriage was the envy of all. But she never enjoyed it for long as her love died at the sixth month of their marriage already four months pregnant.

She was labeled a witch and banished from her village. Alone to cater for herself and unborn son In her mother’s village. She was determined. She became a farmer, traded, tailor and all to bring money into her palms.

She gave birth to a handsome son and promised to give him the best of education.
She worked hard and avoided the lazy women who gossiped all day. They judged for being a widow not wanting to get married. A proud woman who didn’t come to see them. Who felt too big to attend the meeting of the women of their village. They called her all sort of names, the talk of the town.

She heard their words, it her not that she didn’t want to join the meeting and wear expensive wrappers and singles like they did. Expensive make ups and jewelry but she couldn’t. She knew her past, present and wanted a better future.
She needed money for her son. She remembered how many nights she had went to bed without a meal through out the day after working in farms and was still paid peanuts. She would wake up the next morning ignoring the pangs of hunger and go and process cassava for sale.

She worked hard and yet still borrowed to send had son to school. She became a laughing stock and curses were rained on her daily to pay back her depts.

She finally sent her son to the city and prayed for him to succeed. He promised to return and wipe her tears away. She hoped.

She waited for him return after many years.
She later heard of his exploits and wealth. He was now a big man.
She called him and he promised to come back for her. She waited patiently.

Days, months, years passed and no sign of him. She has lost all contacts with him. But she still waited patiently for him and prayed.
She continued to work and loose her strength. Her beauty had died. Her skin became pale and rough. She looked like a man. She still prayed and waited.

Her health became poor and she struggled to work everyday. It became so Bad she struggled to breathe. She still waited.

But a night came. She was loosing it and going away. Her only breathe in her she prayed for the last time for her son and her soul. With tears trickling out from eyes and her only friend by her side. She made the last wish and died.

The went around. The widow was dead. Her son from the city heard the news and came back with his family. A wife and three kids.
He promised a lavish party and celebration and a greater party it was. One never to be forgotten in history.
It was announced that the illustrious son had lost his mother and great dignitaries flooded the occasion. A coffin made of gold and grave of diamonds.
It was the celebration of a hero and icon. The celebration lasted seven days with lavish drinks and food. Music and dancing. The women prayed to have a son lime that.

He came up the stage and made a speech about his mother. The darling woman that made him the man he is. A woman of beauty, hardwork, intelligence, dedication and God fearing. He called her a woman to be celebrated. A queen and icon. A mentor.
He praised her and called her the most adoring names could be said.
They were moved to tears.

But deep down in the mind of the only friend of the widow who witnessed her death. She wondered why a “darling” son could not pay back his mother while she was alive or send a dime to her. But ready to spend billions at her death. Here he is praising her but he didn’t respect her last wish on her sick bed to see her darling son one last time.

VANITY!!!

Written by Chinaza Jessica.

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Married At Sixteen – Episode Twenty

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Married at sixteen by Authoress Ricky

💘 MARRIED AT SIXTEEN 💘
(Love filled with Bitterness)

Written by: Authoress Ricky

✍️ Episode Twenty✍️

🌺 Daniella pov🌺

I was coming out of the class after having some chat with Amy at the cafeteria because she seems to be broken and I didn’t even realize she had feelings for Bryan and it this strong.

I made up some lies when she asks about Martha even though I know she must probably be with Bryan. I don’t know what really happened but Jabson refuse to tell me and that lead to a little fight between us too.

“Isn’t that Martha?” Why is she with John?. Hope it not what I’m thinking, I quickly approach them and gave John a glare before dragging Martha away from him.

“Let go off me Daniella”she said and I kept dragged her till we reach the empty classrooms and I lock the door.

“What the hell is happening”I questioned.
“You should tell me why you bring me here when I was in the middle of an important something”She yelled at me and I was surprised.

“Martha? John is the importance thing you are talking about?”
“Doesn’t it worth it?”
“What have gotten into you”I asks.
“Maybe you should direct that to your friend”She sounded so rude to me.

“My friend aren’t we friends too?”I asks.
“I have a class”She said and I scoff.
“This is the same class you are having now tell me what happening and what were you discussing with John”I asks.

.”And why should I tell you?”she asks me.
“Even if you are Bryan have a little misunderstanding shouldn’t you be soughting it out instead of going to that bastard”I yelled.

“Why do everyone hate him?”
“You really want to know?”I asks.
“There is a party tonight at my house and John will be there come over with Bryan”
“No”she rejected.

“Why?”
“I don’t want to have anything to do with him”she said.
“Why for goodness sake”
“he tried to rape me are you satisfied”she fired at me.

“Rape? I thought you guys are married?”
“Okay fine !! this is the truth we are married but aren’t together because we hate each other guys and yesterday night he tried to rape me when I wanted to treat his wounds”

“What wound?”I asks in surprise.
“He was attacked by an hoodlums last night”she replied and I gasped.
“His he okay”I asks and she shot at me making me hold back my words.

“I hope you understand and stop all this drama because John is only been nice to me”she said.
“John is……”I kept quiet and stare at her for a while.

“Martha are you that blind?”I asks.
“I can see Clearly and you are putting on white”She said and I sigh deeply.
“He loves you and he just doesn’t want to hurt you because of his situation that he doesn’t realize I know a long time ago though”

“What do you mean”
“I think this is right time he need you or you might lose him forever but I still need some investigation I have a feeling John is behind is attack”
“There you go again”She clap her hand together.

“Martha I’m been serious, he need you now but why did he react like that because he already stop_OMG”I gasped.
“What?!”
“I will talk to you later”I ran out of the class and went to search for Bryan and Jabson and luckily I found them at the school backyard.

“Hey guys”I greeted but the both of them just snub me but I ignore that.
“I think I know what really happened”I said and they both exchange glance before looking at me.

“Know what? Your addiction occurred because you got injected with large dose of Vulgar last night”I said and Bryan punch Jabson in the face making me gasped.

“You f**king tell her”he roared and this is my first time I ever see Bryan mad at Jabson.
“No”he spat out blood.
“Omg”I squat and help Jabson up but he shove me away.

“He didn’t tell me, I found out myself okay”I said and he just wipe his hand.
“I’m serious Bryand I think you weren’t actually attacked yesterday but instead you were drugged and it only two person I know can do that.

“My father or John”he said and I nod.
“Sorry dude”he apologized to Jabson and he just ignore him and take care of his broken lips.

“Who even tell you I was attacked?”He asks.
“Matha”I replied honestly and he slum on the bench back.
“What did she say?”he asks.
“We just need to give her more time I guess”

“She can never forgive me and it hurt she is following that bastard”I almost cried as I watch Bryan speak.

He has never been broken like this before. What the hell is wrong with Martha?.
✍️ Authoress Ricky ✍️

Who like Daniella pov?

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Married At Sixteen – Episode Nineteen

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Married at sixteen by Authoress Ricky

💘 MARRIED AT SIXTEEN 💘
(Love filled with Bitterness)

Written by: Authoress Ricky

✍️ Episode Nineteen ✍️

💦 BRYAN💦
Martha had obviously been avoiding me since morning and now it lunch, Jabson invited me to closet to talk since it might be bad talking about it in the cafeteria.

“Did you tell her?”he asks.
“She hate me now now and something doesn’t feel right”
“What do you mean?”
“I wasn’t having any reaction after I got so close to Martha something must definitely be wrong somewhere”

“You weren’t using your drugs right?”
“Jabson I’m for real why do I have a feeling John knows about it”
“John?”
“After the attack I started having the symptoms again”

“This is serious but you need to tell her because you know it important for her to know she is your wife Bryan”Jabson emphasized.

“Okay you want me to walk up to her and be like Princess, I’m a s*x maniac like you always say and I haven’t been using my drugs and that why I had a sign last night again”I roll my eye and he gave a weird look.

“What?!”
“That exactly how you gonna say it bro”he hit my arm.
“No Jabson, Dad”I said and he sigh deeply.
“I think it time we look into john Matter”he said and I reason with that.

“After school”
“Princess would get suspicious of me again”
“An hint you are starting to like her”he smirk.
“What do you mean”
“Never mind so after school I will handle the rest and you know it can’t be kept long so tell her”

✍️ Authoress Ricky ✍️

MARTHA.

“What’s up with you?”Amy asks as I made some slurping sound with my juice.
“You seems off or is it because of Bryan”Daniella asks.
“Bryan? why should she care about Bryan”Amy asks and my eye widened.

Shit!!!
“She doesn’t know”I signal Daniella and she gasped.
“ummm I meant I haven’t seen Bryan since morning”Daniella tried to change the topic but obviously Amy wasn’t buying it.

“Bullshit I’m not a dummy so spill it out girl”
“I’m serious”Daniella fake a laugh and I joined.
“You laugh like that whenever you like”She roll her eye and I sigh in defeat.

“Fine!!!”I hit the table and sign deeply resting properly on the chair.
“Go ahead and spill it girl”She said and I exchange glance with Daniella and she gave me a signal to go ahead.

“I found out recently that Daniella and Jabson are couples and I was really excited” Daniella raise her brows confused but I just sniff and continue.

“I have a little crush on Bryan too but I didn’t want to tell you because you always dream of marrying him but recently I found out from Jabson he is married”

“Married?!”She yelled.
“Hey! it a secret between Jabson and I and since Daniella is his girlfriend she found out so have been sad lately mainly because of that”I lied and I exchange glance with Daniella but she just stare at me with eye widened and jaws down.

“Bryan is married?”She repeated surprised and I nod my head.
“That son of a bastard, I’ve been waiting all years for him to like me and he got married to a bitch!!”She stood up angrily.

“Amy”Daniella and I quickly follow her to ensure she isn’t going to do something stupid.
I sighted Jabson and Bryan coming out from the closet and Amy faced the direction.

“What going on _”Bryan received an hot slap from Bryan and we all gasped.
“What the hell”he cussed.
“You got married and didn’t even inform anyone and I was here crushing on you forever”She said and Bryan eye landed on me and I shrugged.

This is crazy!!!😂😂😂.
“Who told you I’m married and why would you slap me for my decision”
“I’m definitely going to find that bitch you got married too and squeeze her neck till she is out of breathe”she said and I touch my neck nervously.

“Amy it okay”I tried to touch her but she shove my hand away and walk away angrily.
“I need an explanation for what just happened”
“Everything happens for a purpose”Daniella inhale deeply as she watch Amy leave angrily.

“I just wish I’m not going to die once she find out”
“It was isn’t necessary you lied”Daniella replied.
“I can’t tell her”I said.
“Why?”
“Enough of all this can someone tell me what just happened”Bryan cut it off and we both kept mute.

“Jabson I have something to show you can you come with me”Daniella pull Jabson and I think he got the information and left.

I don’t want to be alone with Bryan!!!!. What if he hurt me again.
“I have a class”I said and try to walk away but he held my wrist stopping me before I leave and my hand went to my wrist so he let go.

“I’m sorry”he muttered.
“I don’t really think I want that so go f**k yourself”I replied.
“I have something else to tell you”he said and I look the other side.

“Prince_”
“Just don’t call me that, do you realize you almost raped yesterday”
“Raped!!?”
“Yeah”

“We are married Martha”he said and I scoff.
“Forcing means rape”I made it clear to him.
“And that why you need to listen to me”he said but Im not interested in that and immediately I sighted John I quickly call him.

“John”I called and he wave at me immediately he saw me.
“Don’t ever call this marriage again”I muttered before walking to John leaving him standing there like a fool he is.
✍️ Authoress Ricky ✍️

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Married At Sixteen – Episode Eighteen

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Married at sixteen by Authoress Ricky

💘 MARRIED AT SIXTEEN 💘
(Love filled with Bitterness)

Written by: Authoress Ricky

✍️ Episode Eighteen✍️

MARTHA

He kept kissing me roughly and taking all his rage out of me and that hurting me.
“Bryan stop you are hurting me”I said trying to push him away but his hand tightened round me and he didn’t break the kiss devouring my lips.

“Bryan stop”I use the left strength in me to push him away and ran out of his room not waiting to hear anything from him.

🌺 BRYAN🌺

what the hell have I done again. I took my medicine before going to bed and it still happen after she made me so horny badly.

I can’t just walk up to her and tell her I’m a s*x addict. It all started when I was Eleven, yeah Eleven still a kid.

I lost my mother during those time and it affected me so much. Dad wasn’t there for me and I was indulge in all kind of act as a kid.

I really didn’t see anything bad there because I mingle with people older than my age but one thing I never did was drug because I had it makes people mad as a kid then though.

It was during a bad experience with my constantly urge to have girls around me I met Jabson at thirteen.

He helped me out of those bad gang and recently I found out John handle the gang now but that a details for another day.

Recently my dad found out about it and he took me to a doctor and he explained to my dad about my s*xual behavior persistent s*xual thought and that interferes in my relationship school work and all that.

After months of attending I was given a medical prescription to these might include anti-androgens, such as medroxyprogesterone (Provera), as well as selective serotoninreuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), including fluoxetine (Prozac). While a doctor may prescribe these drugs to reduce sexual urges, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have not approved any medications for treating this condition.

Dad decide to allow me marry Martha at first it was a crazy idea because no girl would want to marry at her young age and not to a s*x maniac like me.

After finding out she was a virgin on our wedding night I was pretty surprised but due to my condition I don’t want to hurt her so I never made approach toward but this night I want her so badly.

I hope she forgive me… I can’t tell her, it will only put me in a more worst Condition than when my mom left me to the world.

✍️ Authoress Ricky ✍️

🌺MR NICOLE🌺

I was in my house although doing some office file and it getting late before I receive a call from my in-laws.

📲What an important call
📲Just shut the crap, where is my daughter?.
📲Oh…you should know she is with her husband and not me.
📲I want my daughter back and I’m ready to pay you up.

📲I’m sorry but the contract says no money exchange.
📲Why are you doing this to me Nicole.
📲 Doing what.
📲Your son is a f**king s*x addict my daughter can’t be In a love filled with bitterness, I can’t believe I put her in such risk.

📲Mr. Justin you should trust me she is the only one that can cure my son
📲 She isn’t a doctor that gives treatment so stop acting with you got PTSD
📲Just give the time.
📲If anything happens to my daughter just know you are dead.

📲I’m doing some office work Justin can we talk later *I hang up and threw the phone away.
This is bullshit!!!!!

🌺 JABSON🌺

I was still Video chatting Daniella on my phone when my second phone beeped and the caller ID is Bryan.

“Who is that”she asked.
“Can I call you back bae it Bryan”I replied.
“It late why is he calling you”
“I need to pick it up to find out”I replied.

“Good night”She end the call and I pick up immediately.
📲I mess up man
📲What do you mean?
📲I hurt her again.
📲You force her
📲No…I was attacked by the gang again.

📲I’m coming
📲No we can just talk in school tomorrow it late.
📲No I’m coming
📲No it not necessary *What the hell Bryan cried?!?.

📲First thing in school tomorrow
📲Sure don’t tell Dad about this okay*he warned and I nod.
📲 Good night

he end the call but I’m kinda bothered. Bryan is a close friend to me and I understand is situation but there is nothing anyone can do about it.

It high time Martha knows about it and I think she is the only one to his solution because obviously he has a soft spot for her.

What is happening?

❣️ JOHN❣️

“Done boss”one of my gang member said and I smiled.
“Hope it was the right injection?”
“Yes sir”
“Great, Now let see who wins”I laugh deeply.

Bryan thinks he can ran away from us for so long but I will make sure he pays and that would be from his wife MARTHA.

Yeah I know he is married!! No one hides anything from me for so long because there is nothing I don’t know.

✍️ Authoress Ricky ✍️

Bryan is a s*x addict but John drug him and he hurt Martha😳…What happening?

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