Cocks crowed, it was the dawn of anew day. Carrying a bag of corn seeds I dragged my tired body to feed the chickens. I took in the cold wind of the morning not looking forward to the heavy farm work that lay ahead for me. “Tarra”, my mother called. I knew there was trouble again. Why was I born first? It was always Tarra! Who did this? What happened to that? I hoped nobody would get thrashed this time. My mother always bore the brunt of papa’s stormy temper that was often triggered by any opportunity to show that he was the man of the house, ruler of his kingdom.
I came running to stop the storm from blowing us all away, it turned out one of our pigs was missing. My heart started to race. In a voice that was shaky I said, “Papa maybe someone might have stolen it”. Only a brave and strong person would dare to do that in my village. I watched my father’s face change from anger to puzzlement, then to a dawning understanding. A smile crossed his face, and he said, “the culprit will show up soon”. We all knew that meant the thief would come revealing himself and with that declaration, name the girl in the family whom he intended to marry. At 17, I was old enough. Who could this man be? I hoped that it would be one of the good men in the village.
A few days later he came, in the company of two men to ask for my hand in marriage. He was Manya, a prominent hunter in the village. My father, raised his shoulders up like a proud peacock and received the suitor who as custom demands could only prove he was worthy of the girl he wished to marry by stealing a pig.
Excerpt from my short story
Its a season of awards….Yipee! Ok i am expecting the plaque, money, trip around the world….Lol! Yea sure that’s me the newest member of the Versatile Blogger Awadee! Thanks Akhila(Wordsandnotion blog) for nominating me for this award. Hugs and kisses to you.
Another 7 different facts about mee-self
- I dislike beans but prefer it best in akara (Bean Cake) form. Amazingly beans happens to be my daughter’s best food and to think that boys are beans lovers at least that was the case while growing up.
- I love easy to maintain hair styles as i am an on the go kind of person. My hair dresser tells me this has to change…she means i should throw in more style and be classy. Ok i hope to do something about that soonest…(chuckles)
- Sometimes i get scared but i rest in the assurance that God is watching out for me.
- Ok my strength: give me an assignment/project and i am sure to do my best to deliver.
- I get angry when i see a woman/girl been ill treated…no one one should ever be put down whether as a man or woman.
- I love family fun times
- Ok thinking about changing my wardrobe to throw in some style to my look…(wink)
- Thank the person that has nominated you & include a link to their blog.
- Nominate at least 15 blogs of your choice.
- Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.
- Share seven different facts about yourself
I am nominating the following blogs out of the so many blogs that i enjoy reading. Hey this is suppose to be fun, its OK if you don’t take up the challenge…i mean if you have a crash timetable.
Dream Big, Dream Often
a cooking pot and twistedtales
A pre-published Indie Author
The Ninth Life
Ori Yeye nii mogun
I am elated and excited! Ok first i must appreciate Black Rose of Ice for nominating me. I feel truly honored my dear friend. And hey compliments of the season to you my esteemed readers and blogger friends. Wishing you much love and joy as we celebrate this Christmas!
7 Facts/things about myself
I love been busy, many times i over do it
Simple, easy going but can be firm
I am a mum who shouts a lot if you know what i mean and i get a lot of “mummy you are shouting”, from my children.
I love singing and enjoy watching movies with musicals
Telling and writing stories is my comfort zone
I love chocolates but can’t eat too much of it less i get what we call gedi-gedi (pile)
I would really love to have a closer walk with God but a lot of times i get too busy doing other things. But anyway i am working on having a balance in my life.
Now the rules for sunshine blogger award:
1.Thank the blogger who nominated you for the award.
2. Display the banner /sticker /logo on your blog.
3. Share 7 facts or things about yourself.
4. Nominate 5 bloggers that you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.
I happen to admire and enjoy so many blogs so my list will be a little more than 5… wish i could mention every one of them.
These blogs make me smile…
A cooking pot and twistedtales
A Christian World Fiction
Lynz real cooking
A moment Like this
The Ripples Edge
I stumbled on this piece while looking through my former laptop hard disk for a movie just to relax my head… Its a piece i wrote some 4years ago. I’d like to share it…
How to handle hurts from a broken relationship
So your boyfriend dumped you or is in love with another! It is not the end of the world and certainly not the end of your life. First lock up yourself and cry your heart out, not get drunk flat out on your face. I mean this guy might not even shed a tear if something bad happens to you. He might well say, “I knew something was not right about her”
After you have cried out some of your pain, get up and face the world again. Get busy doing something profitable for you. You could take up a new project, do something for others, and take up a new hobby, maybe writing.
If it’s too painful and you still have to see him, take a trip or holiday and get out of his zone for a while if you can manage to get away from work.
Meet and make new friends, but do not jump into the arms of the very next guy who finds you attractive. He is probably not the guy you are looking for because your heart is still hurting too much to allow you have a good judgment about the decision you have to make.
Take time to know yourself afresh and determine what you really want your life to be about. You may discover your ex didn’t fit in to the future you dreamed about after all.
Understand that you will find love again, better than you imagined!
Photo Credit: Stock Free Images thank you!
Its Fashion Friday and we are splashing orange colored attires celebrating the 16 days activities against all forms of violence against women and girls! Spice your wardrobe with new styles of orange attires.
Gorgeous striped orange and black dress
Business/Office Orange wear
Orange India Elegant Safari attire
Lovely Orange Evening Gown
Orange Iro & Buba
Nice and simple Orange mixed with white dress
Exquisite and elegant African Orange wedding attire
Pinterest Orange outfits /Office wear
Battle of gowns Both Sridevi and Madhuri
Best Dressed Bollywood Wedding Guests
Great days, low days
Great accomplishments, little or no accomplishments
Helpful days, just plain days
Fast pace days, slow days
Happy days, discouraging days
Life is a mix of the two sides of the coins
Enjoy both sides of the coin
Do the little you can and seriously the good days will come rolling in again!
Photo Credit: Two sides of the same coin by Julia-Aurora