Verbal Recoils

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: African Romance Stories

Thabo was due to marry his long term fiancé. He looked forward to it, but he had to finish his degree program first. His lady would not marry him unless he got a job. Thabo failed his final year and had to repeat. He did so for the second time and the lady got impatient. On the third try, he faced a fresh hurdle. Who or what was trying to block his future?

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Thabo sat on a table in front of the class, thinking about his warped life. It was the first day of the new academic year and students we... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Since he crammed his speech, he was not sure which sentence came next. He wouldn’t sound fluent enough if he tried to continue from the middle of the speech. He then decided to start over from the beginning. As he stood trying to make a decision, he looked troubled and unconvinced. Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Although the official was friendly, the fact that the school staffs were already familiar with his face was a cause for concern. That he’d been repeating the third year was now known across the department. It saddened him a bit. But he would rectify it that year, he promised himself. Read Chapter

Chapter 4

His heart began to pound. He then held her face with both hands and placed a kiss on her forehead. Not having been touched in that manner before, Grace’s body got warm. She then stood on her toes to match his height. Thabo twisted his hands around her vibrating body, quivering, and locked lips with her. Read Chapter

Chapter 5

“Can I briskly traverse through the thoroughfare on the row which you inadvertently or voluntarily impede at present?” Etim asked looking at the lady in question. Read Chapter

Chapter 6

“Sir, since this is going to be a scholarly exercise that would involve rubbing minds amongst aspiring intellectuals, would it not be nice if some dignitaries from with the academic community, and even from outside the shores of the campus are invited to partake in the sharing of knowledge?” Read Chapter

Chapter 7

He recollected the question again and thought about the details. He couldn’t imagine himself in a Lift at that time of the day. It didn’t frequently happen that someone would be in a building at 12:00 midnight. The company would have closed since 4:00 PM, he imagined. He thought there couldn’t be an answer to the question. Etim just wanted to shame him. He would damn him to it. Foolish questions demanded stupid answers. He summoned the courage to go vulgar. Read Chapter

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I really loved this! Thabo in the beginning is literally me trying to talk to new people haha. Thabo all around was a very relatable character-- the whole chapter, I could imagine exactly how he felt. Your characters all struck me as very real, which is unusual and really good.
One suggestion I might make is to try to show details rather than tell them- for example, when you say Thabo failed his presentation, instead of just saying he failed, or saying that he had studied, you could write snippets of a scene where he studied or opened up the report saying he failed.
But this is really cool! I can't wait to read on. :D

Thu, April 6th, 2017 9:24pm


Thanks for your kind words. I hope you read the still till the end.

Mon, April 10th, 2017 8:15pm

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