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THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 11

THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 11

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THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 11 When Madam Onyii got to Chidimma's house, her parents were not around Chidimma's father had not returned from the farm while Ndudi was said to have gone to the market to pick some foodstuffs. So Chidimma was home alone. She welcomed her teacher and made her understand that her parents would be  home in a short while. She then, appealed to her to sit back and wait for their return. And so she did but not without Chidimma sitting beside her and keeping her busy with chats and chatters. Chidimma's parents did not come back as early as anticipated but Madam Onyii was patient enough to wait till the end Ndudi was the first to return, then followed Obele. Both were happy to have Chidimma's teacher visit them for the very first time. “You are welcome once agai
THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 10

THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 10

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THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 10 Igwe Odumesi had visited Obele's house and was chatting with Obele by the time Chidimma returned from Madam Onyii’s house. That had been the third visit of Igwe Odumesi since the commencement of the marriage plan between Chidimma and his son NdUka, Who was his only son. The purpose of that visit was to put Obele's house in good shape and as well grade the access road leading to Obele's house in preparation for hosting the visitor who would come from far and near. Obele still wanted to make something clear and then he asked. "Igwe, si-si-since the planning of this marriage, yu-yu-your son Nduka has not returned home. He has not seen Mma my daughter and Mma has not seen him nai-nai-neither, how then do we think that the two will agree to live tu-tu-tu-togeth

THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 9

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THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 9 Chidimma had taken her First School Leaving Certificate Examination and she managed to come out with a pass grade. Well it is better than a total failure and even more honorable than to be engaged in exam malpractice which she had no inclination to. She had equally grown big at least bigger than to be called a flower girl again. Chidimma's beauty appeared to be adding as she grew. Her skin also appeared to be flesher as she put up with more years. Her hot legs, flat tummy and oval face gave her a slim-fitted figure. She was becoming lavishly beautiful. On the very first year she graduated from primary school, nine suitors came to seek her hands in marriage. And all came with a lot of promises. Among them was Obinna who was the apple of Chidimma's eye: Obele...

THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 5

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THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 5 The cat had been finally let out of the bag and Nneka was expelled from the school. Nneka's expulsion from the school affected Chidmma so much that she hardly coped with her studies any longer. Her position in the class dropped from 25th to 37th out of 42 pupils in the class. Not that she wasn't attending classes always nor that her teachers were not teaching very well, but Chidimma's main problem was that she could hardly commit anything to memory. Mindless of the fact that she was beautiful down to her handwriting, Chidimma was a scatter-brain. The level with which Chidimma exhibited feeble-mindedness at times would make you spit at her. Chidimma could only manage to spell her English name, Cynthia, correctly. She could also speak very well, blowing big b...

THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 4

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THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 4 Chibueze's wedding over, and he went back to US with his wife, Oluorna. Also with Chibueze was the video recorder of all the activities that occurred during the wedding ceremony among which was the role Chidimma played as the flowergirl. When the video record was played in the United States, Chibueze's allies were captivated by Chidimma's wonderful performance. They all watched her with admiration and wanted to see her in person. "You should have brought this girl along with you to the United States," said by the first person, Scott. "I tried but her parents refused," replied Chibueze. "You should have tried harder." "She is their only child." "I would have wanted her to be trained as a model." It was the second person, Danny, talking. "And she ...

THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 3

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THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 3 The kola arrived and the prayer stammered. Chibueze declined chewing a piece given to him, rather he put it inside his pocket promising to take it home. As Obele was busy chewing his. he engaged Chibueze in further discussion. "We got the news down here that they bombed America. Is that true?" "Yes, it is. It was indeed a tough one and a black day for Americans." "The way we received the news here, we thought that everybody in America was killed in the bomb blast..." "No, no, no. America is such a big country that destroying it a day is impossible. They said that it was Osama,Bin Laden that perpetrated that evil act." "Osa, is osa not a wild animal's name? How come did it get to America?" Chibueze laughed. "No Osama is a human.. It is a Musli...

THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 2

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THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 2 Obele and his family were done with the Morning Prayers and were busy doing the morning chores. Mma, as her father fondly calldd her, was not in a hurry because she had been sent home a fortnight ago from school as a result of non-payment of school fees. Her going back to school for her studies was still up in the air. Her father, Obele, was almost set to leave for his farm. He had tidied all his implements together and as well dressed in his usual farming attire. "Mma, since you no longer go to school, you have to join me in the fa-fa-fa-farm today;" her father who looked tattered in his attire stammered as he ordered her. "Papa, does it mean I will no longer go to school again?" "Do-do-do-do you want me to-to-to steal to send you to school?" "But pa...

THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 1

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THE FLOWER GIRL EPISODE 1 Heavy rain had fallen in Oseh community that popular Nkwo market day, and it was the first rain of the year, bringing a protracted dry season to a sudden stop Chidimma was home alone. Her parents, Obele and Ndudi, had not returned from the market. Before that first rain, the.t was a long stretch of severe droUght and it was one of the worst droughts ever: no water, no food. People, therefore, longed and prayed for the rain, and at last, it came. The arrival of the first rain had never come and gone in Oseh without stories to tell, mostly sad news. It was. often characterised by squally showers that had so many times left the community with stories of loss of lives or properties. It all started with howling wind which kept everyone on the run, then followed ...
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