What’s to inherit?

A plate of edikaikong and pounded yam

a side dish of well garnished snails

A carton of juice, a bottle of sparkling water.


A plate of catfish pepper soup 

a side dish of well garnished Isi-ewu.

Two bottles of larger.

Both served with the finest chain, on an oak table fit for royalty.

Sunday lunch for the pastor and ‘his friend’ the local government chairman.


Jollof rice with no garnishing 

served on a ceramic plate in an incomplete building.

Sunday Lunch for a faithful parishioner and constituent.

The misguided meek shall inherit the earth ravaged by selfish plunderers. 

PHOTO PROMPT © Shaktiki Sharma

edikaikong, – a vegetable soup with all sorts of seafood, meat, and vegetables.

Catfish pepper soup – same as the name but catfish is expensive.

Isi-ewu – goat head made in a very tasty dish

Snails – not entirely expensive but when well prepared is tasty.

Do google them for the visuals.

Written for Friday fictioneers a writing challenge hosted by Rochelle. The picture was provided by Shaktiki Sharma the task is to write a 100 words story inspired by it. Thanks Rochelle for hosting the challenge. Thank you for stopping by… do click on the link to read other stories.


26 thoughts on “What’s to inherit?

  1. Hi Chioma,

    How’ve you been?

    The cryptic message within this piece is spot on, especially in these days of religious brainwashing. “The misguided meek” is so apt.

    PS: Seeing catfish pepper soup in the same sentence as well garnished Isi-ewu, has made me rather hungry. 😀

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