My aunt must have heard her husband’s voice from the bedroom, although he is now quiet, she made her way towards the direction of the sound. She was wearing an oversized T-shirt and a wrapper loosely tied around her waist, with the uneven ends showing it was done in a hurry.

Despite her husband’s incessant complaints about her dress sense, she belongs to the school of thought that supports freedom of unattractive body packaging after the wedding.

I followed her into the room, out of confusion.

Just like my uncle, (her husband) some people are naturals when it comes to taking advantage of folks in their care; It could be a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to an intern, Lecturer to student, Uncle to niece, Aunt to Nephew. Name it!

Even when you’re clearly in locu parentis, all what your brain calculates is how to touch and defile him/her.


We found him holding up the semi-injured palm in a fist and pretended to be searching through some books on the table.

“What’s that sound?” she enquired.

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Rebecca Maulome Padonu is an enthusiastic writer with a soft spot for factions. A RubyWrites 2016 finalist. She has completed several freelance writing projects, including BBC Media Action’s Drama series, Story Story (series 32 & 33).

1 Comment

  1. The subtle details are captivating, only a wordsmith could tell it best at all time. I’ve missed reading your pieces, I guess 2021 is off to a great start. Keep writing, your imagination works magic to words. Thumbs up Becca.

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