The hot slap that landed on my cheek was what made me feel the presence of my step mum “look at the this Insane girl… You are very stupid for those things you said!! Of course I do not have a child of your age but am sure I have aborted someone of your age from my belly long time ago. This is not the first time my step mum would be saying that: so am sure she must have aborted up to ten pregnancy while she was an undergraduate…”Am sorry MA, but all my plead fell on the deaf part of her ear, ” you are leaving this house today and nobody is going to beg or talk me out of it, did I remember to mention that my daddy has not been home for some weeks, all we know is that he is been terribly sick and his family had taken him to some place for treatment and we were left out of the making of this decision because we are not important, that is how it sounds to me. All the neighbors came to my rescue to beg my step mum to pardon me but she was very mad at me… I was able to run for my life and I was safe for a while, I sat outside the frontage of our house, hoping that my step mum would forgive me and open the door for me so I could enter and sleep… At least I was sure I do not deserve food for that day.
At about nine thirty in the night, my step mum closed all the curtains to the living room and locked all the doors to the house, I was there watching with tears in my eye and also shivering from the cold that the harmattan seasons has brought upon me. I waited till twelve am in early hours of the day, with the hope that she would open the door but all hope was to no avail, I went to the backyard to find a place to sleep, our dog has a cage that was worn, a cage was made for it some few weeks ago because we found that some little micro organism were feasting on it food whenever we serve the dog and this was while a new cage was built, this cage was my bed for tonight, I stayed awake almost all night due to the fact that the cage was not comfortable for me, the smell around the cage, mosquitoes beat and the sound made by some insect crawling but at the long run, after hours of tiredless tears and fear, I feel asleep though It was cold all through the night but I was very grateful I could sleep, “you this useless woman! So you threw that little child out of the house!! Am sure the main reason you threw her out is because you wanted your concubines to come sleep over in this house, I pray something terrible happens to that little girl… Be very certain you are leaving this house, it was this argument between two voice I could hardly recognize that wake me up from my sleep…
Written by:Mabaiku pepere.