THE INNOCENT WITCH
Mother and father had gone to the farm
earlier that day with my older
siblings, blessing, faith, favour, prosper
and God’spower. I had chicken pox so i was left at home
with success. Success was my
cousin and she lives with us in our little
thatched house in the
My parents didn’t want to leave me but they had to harvest the maize
at the farm before it dries up or get eaten
by birds. Success didn’t
want to watch me but she volunteered so
that when my parents were gone
she could go with her friends to swim and avoid farm work.
So as soon as my family went out she
came to my room and told me she
“there is some food in the kitchen if you
get hungry later. I will be back soon” she says as she dashed out.
She knows i wouldn’t report. The chicken
pox made me fall into an
uncomfortable sleep and when i woke up
i was hungry. I went into the
kitchen and saw that jacky, our dog was eating my food.
“oh no. What do i do?” i say as i walk
away from the kitchen.
As i came out of our kitchen, i saw Mr
ogoh. Mr ogoh was an old man
who lived alone. He was also a family friend who we shared a fence
“Rachel, how are you, i heard you have
chicken pox so you couldn’t go
to the farm today” he said
“good afternoon sir, i am fine” “good…so are you alone?”
“you don’t look happy, what is wrong?” he
asked me and I told him
about my food that our dog ate so he told
me not to worry as he went into his kitchen and brought me food.
I was just twelve years old then so i didn’t
think it was wrong to
eat the food he gave me. And he was a
family friend. So i just ate the
food. I never knew that was the beginning of my end