Gems Of Yesteryear

Gems Of Yesteryear

10. Proverbs 7 Lady

It’s basic, really. A re-enactment of the chapter in question. Definitely another personal favourite of mine… Joe took his phone and looked at the time. It was seven-thirty. It was time for him to go and see Cecilia. A mysterious young lady who he had taken notice of just a few weeks ago, she had […]

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9. Hell Hath No Fury

I think this was a challenge to write a story based on the saying ‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’. Which is why it pretty much ends with that proverb… Derrick laughed as he thought of Vanessa. To think she had really believed all his lies and thought he really did love her? […]

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8. Putting Her In Her Place

Another one of my very first works that I believe should have a place on this anthology. Jay was loving the look on her face. She looked like she had been told she had contracted the HIV virus. Despondency was written all over her face as she faced him. And his fiancée. To think he’d […]

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7. Victim Of An Abusive Love

This was one of my earliest works when the whole ‘writer’ instinct kicked in around 2010… Akwesi looked Araba in the eye, pleading for her to let the policemen have mercy on him. As one of the cops slapped the cuffs on him, chanting the usual ‘anything you say…” stuff, he looked at her, not […]

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6. It Stops Now

I remember this one being inspired by a similar story, with the famous Anas Aremeyaw Anas being behind the investigation… He picked up the phone, and calmly scrolled through the call log. Finding the number he was looking for, he pressed the call button and held the phone to his ear. The dial tone sounded […]

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5. In The Car

Another sweetly written one by yours truly. I think an experience of similar proportions is what inspired this one… “Where are you?…. I said where are you? Stop telling me you’re coming, I want to know exactly where you are. Where are you?” As Abrefa watched the obviously annoyed man through the rearview mirror, he […]

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4. Saving My Life, Yet Losing It

This is based on a true story, which took place in 1977. I chose to make a cover of it because of how it embodies what Jesus said in Matthew 16:25. I changed the names and all, but it’s a real-life incident that took place in China… It was morning. Bernard opened his eyes and […]

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3. Taken For Granted

I think some old song by Cherish, ‘Unappreciated’, was the inspiration for this one… I’d been the serious type all my life. I was never one who took my studies and work lightly if something needed to be done, I’d ensure I did it, and did it well. And I was a serious introvert. Not […]

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2. No More

Another tragic story here! And I like it just as much as the Archibald one… Selorm wiped her eyes one more time as she sniffed, somehow surprised that her tear glands could still work. These past two months had seen her shed tears on the daily, as she struggled to get over what had happened. […]

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1. The Tragedy of Archibald Firtizwald

This is definitely one of my personal favourites. Probably because I was so wicked here. But yeah, this is a tragic story from beginning to end. Seventeen years old. That’s how old Archibald Firtizwald (actually known as Benjamin McCann) was. A young, turbulent, trouble-filled and ultimately sad life ended so suddenly. It all started at […]

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