THE INNOCENT WITCH
Three days later, i was awaken by my
mother’s scream. I woke up with
a start and ran to my mom’s room. When i
got there, i saw my mother sitting on the ground wailing. My other
siblings were also there.
“brother favour, what is wrong with
mama?”i asked my eldest brother.
“can’t you see papa is hurt”he said
pointing to my father who was lying on the bed. I didn’t notice him when
i entered but then i saw
what was wrong.
My dad’s right leg was decaying and it
had maggots all over it. My
dad was fine the previous night so i couldn’t understand what went
wrong. I turned to look at the sad faces of
I didn’t know what to do so i went to Mr
ogoh to ask for help, since
he told me he would make all my wishes come true. All i wanted then
was for my father to be healed.
When i saw him, i told him about my
father’s predicament and asked
him for help. He told me it was my fault.
He said i didn’t place the calabash rightly and now my father would
die because of me. They never
told me how to place the calabash so i
was confused. But as a twelve
years old naive child i didn’t know i was
being manipulated. Mr ogoh sent me home and told me he
would make my father better. He
also told me, i was a bad person who
made my father sick.
I went home feeling guilty, not knowing
what else to do but believing Mr ogoh’s lies.
TO BE CONTINUED