She was sleeping like a baby, i look at her fine lips like
marshmellow, i was tempted to kiss her but i was afraid she will wake
up, so i slowly got up from bed and tiptoed out of the room with my
clothes on my hands, i enter parlour and wear my clothes i check time
after five, waoh time don go oh, i see her purse for table i took it
and open it, i saw bundles of naira inside i took 200 naira and
quickly ran out of the house, this time the door open, but why e no
gree open before na, yeye they smell.
I walk to the main road where i enter bike, the bike carry me go house
direct without any hold up, and when i got home i saw our door locked
with a different key, all those italy key wey they strong pass rock,
even if you carry hammer wan take break am, the hammer itself go
break, na wa oh, na those nonsense police go lock our door like that,
but wait were my mummy they cus i never even see her, e be like say
she sleep for store i for enter road go meet her but day never break
well, i think the time should be around 5:30am now, so i sat at the
front of our door waiting for day to break, i hope my phone is secured
inside because i nor trust naija police, i relax for my frontage when
sleep begin dey border me, i never sleep since morning because of
police and lizzy, and by the way wetin she they talk self about me
being a half human and half merman, wetin be the meaning of merman
self, i think say na only mermaid them they see, is there anything
like merman? I dont know maybe when they break i go check am from
If i be merman i for they see sign na, or wait! wait!! wait!!!.
I have many things that other people dont have, since i was born i
have never seen anybody palm as white as mine, during harmattan season
my hand they white like kilode, (till now my hand still they white,
and worse during harmattan season) some people say i dont have blood
there thats why, but is that really a sign of being a merman? one more
thing, any time i mistakely burn my hair on my body, within two days
the hair don grow back, and also since i was born nobody has ever beat
underwater, because of that my ex girlfriend they call me witch, i
remember how i won a brand new wristwatch on one faithful day when we
were dong competition for who will be the last person to come out from
Hmmmmm i dont think all this signs are concrete enough to convince me
that am a merman, well i will have to find out no matter what. I look
up day don dey break small small, i stood up and went to look for the
carpenter, i enter his house and knock on his door.
“na who they there”
Me: bros na me abeg i need your help.
Carp: chief Oz na you be that?
Carp: okay i they come.
He open the door and signal me to come in, see as him room they smell
badly, i look bed and saw Justina sister, i wasnt surprise at all
after all na him girlfriend.
Carp: wetin happen wey you come visit me this early morning.
Me: abeg i need your handsaw.
Carp: wetin happen
Me: i forget my key and i wan break the door.
Carp: na hammer you go carry na.
Me: hammer no fit break am.
Carp: you they craze, shey na white house e be wey hammer no fit break am?