THE SMILE of TERROR
Story By: Mbulu Mundia
. On a friday afternoon, she went down
the river to watch the sun set. It was
amazing to watch it go beyond the
horizon. It relaxed her mind though it
brought bad memories.
So many years ago, she used to come and watch it disappear with her
father. He would carry her on the
shoulders and take her there.
“We wish you a merry chrismosh and
a wappy new year” she had sung
enjoying the ride on his shoulders. “You got the words wrong again
Cathy and its not yet christmas” he
“I know the words dad, it’s just that I
don’t have my front teef” she
defended herself She was six at the time and life was
Now that was a good memory which
however broke her heart. That wasnt
the only memory though.
Few years ago she had walked on that river bank with a man whom she
loved so much, or should I say with
a man whom she believed she loved
so much. But love had played a trick
on her and she would never forgive it
for being so cruel. She sat down the tree trunk that had
lied there for years. She had sat on it
with her father and she had sat on it
with the man she was in love with ,
who was she going to wit with now.
It was early December and the sandy bank was very wet, she had her
slippers in her hands , her legs were
digging in the sand unknowingly.
“Life is a gamble. Nothing changes
except people and times and
seasons” she said to herself. “What did you say” a shrilled voice
came from behind.
She screamed and turned
“Oh Jame, you scared me” she said
giving a sigh of relief and coming
back to reality. “I’m not Jame am Jane” she gigled
“Well your boyfriend is James so am
just doing you justice” said Cathy
“Point of correction he was my ex, no
he was my childhood former crush
not boyfriend” The two girls burst into laughter.
“I heard you say something about
life” said Jane
“Nope, you heard wrong. All I said is
that I enjoy watching the sun set”
she answered. “You will always be a liar Cathy, and
why are you here? ”
To Be Continued