TALKING TO MY IMAGINARY REAL FRIEND #2 (SHORT STORY)
Our short story stopped where the little boy decided to ask his mum when the time will be right for him to have a younger sibling. Let’s go with him as he makes what he considers a very important enquiry.
TALKING TO MY IMAGINARY REAL FRIEND #2
Saturday 5:50 p.m.
What a tough day this has been! And to think it’s a Saturday. My mum wanted me to study all afternoon. Just because I was asking her when the time will be right for her to have another child. At first, she looked so alarmed I had to look around to see if she had seen something or someone else.
Then she dragged me into the kitchen and asked, “Who told you to ask me that question?”
I said, “No one”.
Then she started washing plates and told me to read my English storybook. When I finished and asked again, she gave me a Handwriting assignment. But I kept asking and she told me to stop bugging her.
Why do grownups have to make things so difficult? It’s just a simple question. Why not answer so I can leave you alone? I think my mum is hiding something and I’m going to find out what it is. Think I’ll ask God how to do that.
-To be continued-
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2016
This is one smart kid. Now he wants to play Sherlock Holmes. Do you think he’s on to something – that his mum is actually hiding something and what could it be?
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