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|THE CRAZE by NURSE KADIRI OLUBUNMI MABEL by Idowu Olabode : December 13, 2014, 06:30:52 PM|
I sat in front of my mirror beholding my heavily made-up face as I rubbed my inflamed cheeks.
Hot tears descended my face aching my cheeks the more.
Why would mother slap me hard on both cheeks simply because I made her realize what she didn’t know- I wasn’t a kid anymore?
At 17, I’ve not been allowed out beyond 6pm.
There were times I relished being the only child to a single mother, but this wasn’t just one of such times.I proved to be a good child ever since I knew what rules were.
Just when I tried something different,I saw the side of my mother which I hadn’t seen in years.
What kind of mother would hit her daughter for hanging out with her new found love, just like every normal teenager?
If not an insecure mother like mine!
“That boy has nothingfor you but regrets!” she said to me.
“How sure are you about that? If you had any idea what love is, you wouldn’t end up as a single mother!” I retorted.
That was the statement that fetched me the slaps.I needed to revenge.
The best way to get back at her was to hurt what mattered most to her-me!
My mother, a nurse told me recently about the alarming rate of teenage suicide in the hospital.
Most of the teenagers wanted to get back at their parents just like me.
I retrieved the bottle of bleach beneath my bed. In a split second, I opened it and…
“Arabella, here’s the novel you told me about, and a pen to write yours.” My mother’s voice pierced my thoughts.
I ran towards her and hugged her tightly.I couldn’t believe I could be caught up in the teenagers’ craze!
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