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Choices have consequences. Decisions come with effects. What is the impact of the decision Glori Vanderpuye takes as a worker in the Dawson household?

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #10

A lovely Wednesday morning it was. A morning with the sun out in all its glory, surrounded by clear blue skies and very few clouds. In the Dawson household, it was a busy morning, as this would be the last time there would be any serious activity in it. Leticia and the children were leaving. […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #9

“Hmmm. Leticia, are you sure about this?” “Yes, Rev Bondzie. I’ve thought about it long enough, and I know it’s what I need. Look, I’ve tried my best, but it just isn’t working. Every time I wake up in this bed, every time I sit on the porch… look, thoughts of him have just refused […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #8

“Thomas was a loving father. An amazing husband. Someone I believed with all my heart that I’d spend the rest of my days with. From the day he asked me to be his wife, I was convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that this was the man I’d grow grey hairs with, and it […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #7

Safe in the arms of Jesus, safe on His gentle breast, There, by His love o’ershaded, sweetly my soul shall rest… Those were the words of the solemn hymn sung by those present in the church as the service began in Holy Ghost Temple. The casket in which Glori’s body lay was at the side […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #6

Getting down from the trotro, Boahemaa blinked back the tears that threatened to force their way out, as she made her way to the church right in front of her. Mission Anglican Church. Following the events of the past week, she was no longer allowed to set foot in the Vanderpuye house. Glori’s parents were […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #5

“So we’re looking at the middle of next month. That’s about three or so weeks away. I personally don’t believe there’s the need for us to keep him for so long in the fridge. Let’s just get things in order quickly, and give him a proper send-off.” The senior Mr. Dawson looked at Mr. Adjei, […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #4

It was 7:50 am on a Wednesday morning. And it was a knock on the door that woke Leticia up. Stirring as she lifted herself to sit up on the bed, she looked at the two little human beings on each side of her. Denise to the left, Samuel to the right. They were still […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #3

It was exactly a week since the tragic accident, and at the entrance of a compound house, there hung a big banner with Glori’s face on it. As one would expect, at the top, in clear capital letters, read the words ‘WHAT A SHOCK!’ As per the usual tradition, a one-week celebration was being held […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #2

Seated on the balcony, Leticia sat in her usual chair, clad in black, her facial expression void of any emotion. Looking at the flowers being blown by the breeze, she took a deep sigh as she continued to wait patiently. She was expecting certain visitors. Thomas’ father and uncle. Was she looking forward to their […]

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Options n’ Upshots – UE #1

Welcome to the second and final season of Options n’ Upshots! The finale of season 1 really threw us off track, didn’t it? I doubt anyone saw that coming. It was all kinds of brutal. And clearly, what we’re all wondering is… what happens with those left behind? Leticia, Boahemaa, Rawda… they’re all gonna be […]

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Options’ n Upshots – OE #10

It was 11:45 pm on Sunday. Glori was seated in the car, busily noting down the intimate details of what Thomas had done to her earlier that evening.  It had not been as active a day as the previous. Thomas had suggested they take the ‘Netflix and chill’ option for the day, so from 9 […]

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Options n’ Upshots – OE #9

Before Dr. Kevin Bulber of the Luther Memorial Hospital in Sunyani, sat a relieved but shaken Leticia and Kwesi. It was 11:30 am, and after checking up on Barnabas, the two immediately went to meet with him in his office, where he had given them an update on the patient. The good news was that […]

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Options n’ Upshots – OE #8

“Okay, Sammy, Denny, are you ready now? Daddy is waiting for you outisde,” Glori called as she entered the kids bedroom. They both had their bags ready, with Denise holding her dear bear. “Yes, Sister Glori, we are coming,” she responded in her cute little voice. Glori smiled and rubbed her on the head as […]

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Options n’ Upshots – OE #7

Glori groaned inwardly at the unexpected onslaught. Rawda had found out about her and Thomas! Dammit, Boahemaa! She wasn’t supposed to know about this! “Uhh, uh, what are you talking about, Rawzy?” she lied. “Don’t play dumb with me, Glori! I heard you and Boahemaa. Talking about how your madam’s husband has been chasing you, […]

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Options n’ Upshots – OE #6

It was 7:10 am, and the activity in the Dawson household was slightly different from what was the usual norm. In the light of Leticia’s urgent need to go and attend to her brother, rather than Thomas move with just the kids, it was the entire Dawson family in the car. No work for Leticia […]

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Options n’ Upshots – OE #5

“Sammy! Denise! Can we get moving now?” Thomas called as he grabbed his laptop bag, waiting for his little ones to get their bags and follow him. They had quite a penchant for delaying him sometimes, and today seemed to be one of those days. As to whether it was their breakfast, or forgetting to pack […]

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Options n’ Upshots – OE #4

The phone alarm went off at 4:20 am. Thomas, who tended to be a light sleeper, was easily awoken by the blaring tone, as he reached for the phone and turned it off. Annoying alarms. Just as he was about to sleep, a flashing reminder popped up in his brain. Glori. She was probably waiting […]

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Options n’ Upshots – OE #3

As she buttoned up her jacket, checking herself out in the mirror, she nodded as she turned to ensure her dark blue seasonless suit gave her that professional look she never compromised on. “Thomas, honey, do I look okay in the suit?” she asked as she faced her husband, who was putting on his own […]

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Options n’ Upshots – OE #2

Thomas Dawson had his eyes locked on his phone as he busily tapped the phone screen, typing out a message. The look in his eyes was a dry one, an indication of how much he did not want to be chatting with the person on the other side of the phone. He took his bottle […]

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Options n’ Upshots – OE #1

Welcome to the first season of this story! You can call this the Options season. This follows the tale of Miss Glori Vanderpuye, the housekeeper of the Dawson household. Prepare for a crazy little journey! “Madam, please, I’m going to bed now.” “Alright, Glori. Have a good night! I’ll see you tomorrow morning, okay?” “Yes, […]

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