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Swift Scribbles: More. Trouble.


My fingers tapped on the dining room table.


Tap tap tap tap


Again and again they went.


Tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap


She had sounded unlike herself – but it was her. No one in the world can imitate that breathless, impatient quality her voice has.


She said she would be here by two-thirty. It was almost three o’clock now…


Tap tap tap tap


And then her knock came.


Ko ko Ko.


Or something similar. I walked over, opened it and smiled hesitantly at the beautiful girl who stood there. She was so beautiful, so…so innocent. She struggled with her lips for a bit – and then she gave up and smiled at me. I think NEPA restored power at that point.


I drew her to me to hug her – and then all the alarm bells of Aso Rock went off in my head. I jumped back, hitting a sofa with the back of my thighs and fell down heavily. Fireworks went off somewhere in my head and for a while all I could see were beautiful, colorful spots.


And then a voice told me about how we were all alone, how my girlfriend has gone to Abuja.


How I was spending the next three days with her – willingly or otherwise.


Not the best time for me to pass out. But I guess I did.


Because the next time I opened my eyes…


9 responses

  1. When you opened your eyes?
    Haba! Please na…finish this story o

    October 4, 2013 at 8:42 am

  2. You my friend are a tease…

    October 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm

  3. Ene Abah

    What happened????

    October 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm

  4. Nice one.
    I liked the flow of thought.

    October 7, 2013 at 7:44 am

  5. I love!!!

    October 7, 2013 at 1:15 pm

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