Month: March 2020

A Fitting Solatium

A Fitting Solatium Ch 12: Case Closed

The day of reckoning had arrived. The day the Court of Appeal was finally going to give judgment on the matter between Sampson Addai and Naa Adjeley Anang. As Adjeley stirred, stretched and lifted herself from the bed, a brief burning feeling of anxiety rose up in her stomach. This was it. Would the appeal […]

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A Fitting Solatium Ch 11: It’s Not Over Yet

“This is ridiculous! How can I be the one on the losing end? This is insane! Insane, I tell you!” Sampson raged as he paced up and down his lawyer’s office, furious at the news that had been delivered to him. “Well… I’m disappointed by the ruling myself, but… that’s how things go in these […]

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A Fitting Solatium Ch 10: Judgment For…

“Ummm… subject to the Court’s approval, my learned colleague and I will go for 22nd September,” Anthony Binang said as he took out his pen, ready to note the mentioned date in his diary. After about a month and a half since the beginning of the trial, the last of Sampson’s witnesses had been cross-examined, […]

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A Fitting Solatium Ch 9: Indignities At Their Zenith

In the office of His Honour Ebenezer Adjei of the Circuit Court, before his desk, sat two learned lawyers by name Maame Ama Owusu and Anthony Binang. On a couch nearby sat Naa Adjeley Anang and Sampson Addai. The demeanour of the two lawyers were straight and professional as always. That of their clients? Not […]

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A Fitting Solatium Ch 8: Fa Ma Nyame

For the benefit of the non-Ghanaian reader, the title for today’s chapter is Twi for ‘give it to God’. “Hello Rachelyn!” “Heyyyy, babes!” Rachelyn responded as she embraced her good friend, Maama Ama Owusu. She had brought Adjeley to Lincoln Chambers, where her former university hostel mate was employed as an associate. Still reeling from […]

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A Fitting Solatium Ch 7: When It Rains, It Pours

Wiping away the tears as she drove, there was only one thing on Adjeley’s mind: to get out of that house and never return. God, how did I end up in this? Wasted all these years with this… this disgusting, inconsiderate, heartless cheat, she fumed at herself as she moved faster than usual on the […]

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A Fitting Solatium Ch 6: Clandestine Court Interrupted

“Honey, I’m so sorry for letting myself go last night. I was just so pissed off, you know. The way these clients were frustrating me was something else,” Sampson said as he hurriedly tucked in his shirt and buckled his belt. Memories of the previous night were very vague, but he knew he had had […]

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A Fitting Solatium Ch 5: Dalliances Not So Discreet

“Me? With a boy in my room, having sex with me? Ei, this woman!” Lydia gasped, her mouth agape at the question Adjeley asked her. Adjeley shrugged. “That’s what she told me. I said I’ll just ask you directly before I make any judgment. You know her; she’s not the best person to start a […]

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A Fitting Solatium Ch 4: Serious Indiscretions

“21st August.” The new date set. The day Adjeley’s long wait would finally come to an end. The manner in which Sampson chose to give a sleeping Adjeley a loving ‘good morning’, as he whispered the date into her ears. Stirring, she looked up at him, shook her head and smiled. “Good morning, honey.” He […]

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A Fitting Solatium Ch 3: Disporting With Damsels

“So he said he and Daddy have agreed on a date?” Rachelyn, Adjeley’s younger sister, asked as she took a swig of her strawberry yoghurt. Adjeley nodded. “Yeah. We spoke about it a few days ago. The date is tentative, though, so, well… we’ll see what happens.” “Chale, they should settle things and let’s get […]

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A Fitting Solatium Ch 2: The Quality Of His Affections

“Oh yes, Da. I understand. And I’m not happy myself with all these things that get in the way. I really am not. But I’m certain that this new date we’ve settled on will be the final one. Then all this wahala can come to an end…” Sampson Addai walked around his office, his phone […]

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A Fitting Solatium Ch 1: Should’ve Had It All

As announced, here is a new mini-series on the State, y’all! More characters to love, like, despise and not care about. Hahaha! Anyways, the inspiration for this came from a pretty famous case (if you’re a professional law student, you’ll definitely know which case it is by the end of this chapter). I’m trusting you’ll […]

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Superhero Down Pt 5

This brief tale of a supposed superhero’s low periods comes to an end with this… That paper was what I had just flung across the room. The same paper was the very reason for the state I was in now. Today had been too much for me. It was one thing to have close shaves […]

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Superhero Down Pt 4

Uh-oh. Bailey’s annoying stepbrother has caught him! What’s next? “Wow, man, I didn’t realize you had joined the bandwagon; I would’ve hooked you up with better stuff eons ago. We could have been shotgun buddies; firing rounds to the finest ones God made.” Stupid Chris actually thought I was as perverted as he was. “I […]

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Superhero Down Pt 3

Well, this addiction is having a pretty bad impact on Bailey (although he refuses to acknowledge it). Is Martha gonna find out soon? “You’re a very confusing person, Bailey.” Martha took me out for lunch. I had no idea why but I liked being with Martha, the only woman I ever allowed into my room. […]

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Superhero Down Pt 2

Well, I don’t think it’s a secret that Bailey has a serious issue. I wonder what’s going to happen with him in the coming days… “Bailey, why do your sheets smell weird?” Oh God, my mum would not hesitate to embarrass me in front of guests, hers or mine. “Mum, why are you doing my […]

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Superhero Down Pt 1

So, we’re kicking off the month of March with a new story! And what I like the most about it is, it’s not my story! As you’ve already seen from the title, this is a special from Makafui, who is an avid fan of the State, and it’s an honour to have his work featured […]

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