FLASH FICTION, SHORT STORIES

FLASH FICTION: ALL I WANTED WAS A DRINK

I knew that finding those women who hawked drinks and sausage roll at this time of the night was going to be a difficult task. Most of them closed after the evening rush hour traffic. The weight of my laptop bag firmly strapped to my back slowed me down as I dragged myself through the night. It had been a very hectic week for me, and my team at the office. There were so much to do with so little time that I closed late on a Friday night.

The worms in my stomach must have danced azonto when I spotted the wares of a drink seller beside an abandoned baba ijebu kiosk. But the seller was nowhere to be found. Where are those lacasera sellers when you needed them the most? After I looked around and found nobody, I picked a chilled bottle of lacasera and I dropped the money in the container. I opened the drink and took a gulp. I was still savouring it in my mouth when a hand grabbed my waist from the back and tried to lift me up.  I broke off the grip with my elbow spilling the drink in the process. I turned around to face my assailant. Her eyes shimmered like that of a hungry hyena and her arms were spread out like a goalkeeper prepared to save a penalty kick. An unkempt head of hair looking like a Versace logo, and mismatched combination of dirty rags were enough for me to ascertain her sanity. She must have sneaked out from behind the kiosk. Why tonight of all nights?

I figured I could make a fast break across the road to the other side. Everything happened so fast. I turned around, sidestepped the container of drinks, but missed my footing.  I fell face down to the pavement. I turned around just as she pounced on me. I heard a cracking sound. Ha! My laptop. I tried to wrestle her off me, just then she flashed her dracula-graded set of teeth. A tremor of fear ran down my spine.

There is this popular believe that if a mad person bites you, you become mad instantly. I guess today I would know for certain.

She clung tightly to my left hand. She flashed her teeth and I knew she was about to sire me into madness. I pulled her with my right hand but she was too strong. I struggled frantically, kicking violently as her teeth sunk into my flesh of my wrist.

I screamed awake. I looked around me to establish where I was. I was relieved that there was no mad woman beside me as my senses took in the details of my room.

I didn’t get much sleep again till daybreak. See what all these #Endthestory entries have caused? I am very sure it is from one of the entries that the mad woman had jumped into my dream!

Discussion

27 thoughts on “FLASH FICTION: ALL I WANTED WAS A DRINK

  1. i honnestly was surprised by the dream part…. lool, i was beginning to wonder ho the story would play out if it was so short.

    Posted by Oluwasegun | August 10, 2012, 6:16 pm
  2. Lovely. I no fit hol dis laff o!
    Nice one, would not object to a minor edit though;
    Keep it up.

    Posted by Iquo Eke | August 10, 2012, 6:21 pm
  3. Buhaaaaahaaaaaa

    Posted by Shecrownlitaaaa | August 10, 2012, 9:22 pm
  4. Wow, this is brilliant! Love it!

    Posted by Dupe Killa (@dupekilla) | August 10, 2012, 9:25 pm
  5. Awwww…This is brilliant! Love it! Thumbs up sir.

    Posted by Debby | August 10, 2012, 9:46 pm
  6. Wait for Rosco.

    Posted by kaycee | August 10, 2012, 9:58 pm
  7. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Am glad u didn’t drink much though!! Pele hope u prayed sha?its shorrt nau (˘̯˘ )( ˘˘̯) but I enjoyed it 😀 :*

    Posted by lara | August 10, 2012, 10:10 pm
  8. Still LMAOOOO… Wow I love this.More grease to your funny elbow

    Posted by ope says | August 10, 2012, 10:55 pm
  9. Lol. Nice one. Enjoyed the suspense. Well done.

    Posted by Oluwatosin Bayeri | August 11, 2012, 3:12 am
  10. Had to breath a sigh of relief, initially thought the suppose lacasera will be pea….lol. And hope you didn’t see the bite marks when you woke up o! Short yet still has suspense. Thumbs up.

    Posted by ayoweke | August 11, 2012, 6:29 am
  11. hahaha..Thank God it was just a dream.Nice work

    Posted by Adeola MzD | August 11, 2012, 7:04 am
  12. What a suspense, lolzzzzz

    Posted by akkytops | August 11, 2012, 7:41 am
  13. Interesting piece. Nice ride. re-readable

    Posted by Segun Adekoye | August 11, 2012, 8:59 am
  14. Walahi…lwkmd….

    Posted by Nuratu | August 11, 2012, 5:02 pm
  15. Ah.. I know how he felt when he woke up. Phew! Beautifully written Dotun. The part I loved was the ‘sire me with madness’ That was hilarious. Well done!

    Posted by moskeda | August 14, 2012, 7:59 am
  16. OMG!!!! Can’t stop laffing so short but got me cracking ma ribs…..#still seriously laughing

    Posted by anuoluwapo ashimi | August 22, 2012, 9:46 am

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