She lived in a mango tree: she ate her four daughters and turned her sons to imbeciles. Those were some of the stories pedalled about her. How she did this nobody knows? Why she did it, reasons abound everywhere.
They also said that at night you can see her floating if you looked at her legs through a mirror(this is accepted to be the true test of an obganje), but be warned if she catches you in the act you’ll receive a knock rumoured to turn your world askew.
Even warriors were afraid as they believed that every man who crossed her part lost their akpa amu, abandoned their wives and eloped to a different village with her.
Standing at her door, she smiled as a child scurried through the bushes to avoid her. Most of the tales were true others were not, are you brave enough to explore them?
Sorry people I published it unfinished at first, this is the complete version.
Ogbanje: an evil spirit believed to bring misfortune to families.
Akpa amu: scrotal sac
Written by Chioma I.N
In response to the mondaysfinishthestory flash fiction challenge hosted by Barbara. The picture and the first sentence are provided and you have to complete the story in 100- 150 words. Click on this link to read others stories.
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