Extraordinarily Short Story

Philomena walked to the neighbouring bedroom in expectation. Her aunt Ifesinachi was leaving and as in times before she had been extremely generous, she wanted to make herself very visible.
Auntie looked frazzled. She wanted to bathe, her baby was fussing and their backyard neighbours had started their Fajr prayer. She thrust the baby at Philomena with an apologetic smile and ran to bathe. Her flight was in an hour and a half.
The baby cried and fussed so much and Philomena laughed multiple times at the face the boy made before he erupted in a full blown wail. Auntie was taking a long time bathing so Philomena flopped onto the bed holding loosely to the baby.
Before she knew it, she had drifted off until she was woken up by a loud thud. She jumped up quickly in time to see the shocked look on Auntie’s face as she bent to pick up her baby who was stunned silent by his crawl and fall.
She was quite sure she could abandon any hope of getting a gift now.
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I read a great poem today and i loved and agreed with it so much i decided to share it. Please find it here, if you’re so inclined—— http://poetrycottage.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/updated-lyrics-for-recorded-song-please-hug-them/ and a great story, you can view it for yourself here- http://xtainchicblogs.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/chastity-confessions-of-a-married-fab-woman/

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11 thoughts on “Extraordinarily Short Story

  1. Hahahahahahaha! Loved this 🙂

    “….Stunned silent by his fall” made me chuckle.

    This reminds me of my baby nephew and the “constipated person” facial expressions he makes, before the full blown wail erupt.

    Well written Uju!

    1. Thank you sweetie. And the story was a bit real. My aunt brought her baby and when he would open his mouth to scream I would fall over myself laughing.
      Thanks for the comment. I’ll visit your blog soon. Hugs!

  2. Hahahahahahaha! Loved this 🙂

    “….Stunned silent by his fall” made me chuckle.

    This reminds me of my baby nephew and the “constipated person” facial expressions he makes, before the full blown wail erupts.

    Well written Uju!

  3. Hey, where have you been? Lovely story, strong description you really had the baby’s look. Please correct the 3rd paragraph, it’s aunt ifesinachi not philomena 🙂

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