The Carpenter, The Witch And The Mysterious Mirrow. (Chapter Four)

I check time 6:30pm, oboy time don go oh, i ran home and took my
small bag and hed
straight to store, i followed new road, on my way i
saw the hospital
where my mum work by my left, and my right i saw
the great ogboni man
house far far the old road, i reach the junction where
our market that
has been close for a decade now is, they close it
because of the witches
disturbing the market, though they said they will
open it this year
after all pastors for that community don fast and
pray for 3 days
and when all the women in that community will
walk Unclad in the night
around the community, swearing and coursing all
the witches disturbing
the market to die, i cant wait to see that day
because i must surely
comeout that night even though they say nobody
will comeout that
I pass the market and walk for three minutes, then i
saw it, the
dangerous bridge, i look down and saw some
people bathing under, i
wanted to go and join them but i later kick against
it am late already
and my mum will be waiting for me, so i continue
my walk till i reach
Evbiamen where my mummy store is, the village
self na ontop hill e
dey, i walk to the center of the community where
my mum’s shop is
Me: good evening ma, i said as i walk straight inside the shop
(she sitdown for front
discussing with our neighbour, my mumy sabi talk
well well.
Mum: welcome, how school?
Me: fine ma, how market.
Mum: fine.
I go inside the store and sat down pressing my
phone as usual, my
mum came inside and told me she’s going to
service this evening that
she has to leave early, she took her bag and sat
outside waiting for
bus, i was chatting on 2go and selling drugs at
same time, after like
ten minutes my mum left and i was alone, out of
the people that came
to buy drugs, na only one girl catch my attention,
she just walk in
lacadestically and shouted.
“hello na who dey sell i wan buy something”.
Me: wetin you wan buy?, i turn and saw her, shes
a bit okay but not
that perfect.
Girl: na you dey here?
Me: yes na, anything.
Girl: oooohh, were your mummy go na?
Me: she go church, tell me wetin you want i go sell
am for you.
Girl: i nor fit tell you, na girls thing.
Me: like?
Girl: forget, when is she coming back?
Me: tommorrow.
Girl: na wa oh, anyway i don go, you don finish
school abi?
Me: yes na how you know.( i don finish but i never
write waec)
Girl: na who nor know miss last born wey get hair
for body like rabbit.
Me: hmmm since you know me well, me fit know
Girl: no need, bye bye.
She turn and left showing me her back ass, she try
small sha, after
like ten minutes later, one small boy come say im
wan buy cd.
I look at the boy and ask.
Me: na you wan use am?
Boy: no oh na one aunt send me, i nor even know
wetin e be.
Me: hmmm the aunt yellow?
Boy: yes, she yellow and tall small.
Lol yeye girl, na condom you nor fit talk for my
presence abi?, i gave
the condom to the boy and tell him to return the
money to the girl and
tell her i dash her because she look pretty.
The boy dash out like antelope, i stay store till 9pm
when time don
reach for me to dey go house, i arrange things and
count my money only
eight-k-five for evening sales only, chai market no
just dey today wey e be say i dey make like thirteen thousand naira
before, waiting come
happen today na abi wether no cool at all, i pray
make rain fall
tommorrow oh, so that cold go dey make people
rush come buy
paracetamol (imagine praying for people to fall sick so
that they will buy
medicine, imagine wetin coffin seller go come dey
pray for).
I took the money and my bag, i switch off the light and
close my door.
Girl: wait wait wait abeg.
Me: oh you again, i know you will return, i said as i
shine my teeth.
Girl: so you purposely give the boy condom wey
don expire?

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