Chameleon

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
"you are a greedy boy," she said
"ezinma, don't say that again," akueke eyes flashed with anger. they were about to fight before their mother intervened.
"akueke, will you beat your sister," the woman said and separated them.
"she called me a greed," akueke protested
"are you not a greed." the woman asked.
the following day, akueke was going to school. he did not even wait for her sister neither did he wait for his friend. two things were at the back of his mind: to finish his food before his mates arrived and begged from them.
akueke was about to cross the other side of the road before he discovered something on the ground. he moved forward and realized it was money. akueke quickly gripped the money and dipped it inside his pocked and fled away with joy.
it was around afternoon after the cocks had sung their dawn song, akueke was coming back from school, but now accompanied by her sister. both covered a certain distance before they engaged in a conversation.
"do you remember to pay your school fee," his sister asked.
"which school fee," akueke asked innocently.
"the one mum gave us yesterday," his sister replied. akueke searched his pocked dramatically before he came back to his senses.he discovered that the money he saw on the ground was the one given to him. "what can he do than to confess?" akueke has squandered the money before he set out from school.
on getting home, her sister narrated the story to her mother. akueke was caned. since then, he reconciled from his old ways.
a gale of wind flashed through a rich looking man as he re-collected his days. "that was how i was saved from greed," he told the children who were listening to his story.

Submitted: May 31, 2017

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"You are a greedy boy," she said "Ezinma, don't say that again," Akueke eyes flashed with anger. They were about to fight before their mother intervened. "Akueke, will you beat your sister," the woman said and separated them. "She called me a greed," Akueke protested "Are you not a greed." The woman asked. The following day, Akueke was going to school. He did not even wait for her sister neither did he wait for his friend. Two things were at the back of his mind: to finish his food before his mates arrived and begged from them. Akueke was about to cross the other side of the road before he discovered something on the ground. He moved forward and realized it was money. Akueke quickly gripped the money and dipped it inside his pocked and fled away with joy. It was around afternoon after the cocks had sung their dawn song, Akueke was coming back from school, but now accompanied by her sister. Both covered a certain distance before they engaged in a conversation. "Do you remember to pay your school fee," his sister asked. "Which school fee," Akueke asked innocently. "The one mum gave us yesterday," his sister replied. Akueke searched his pocked dramatically before he came back to his senses.He discovered that the money he saw on the ground was the one given to him. "What can he do than to confess?" Akueke has squandered the money before he set out from school. On getting home, her sister narrated the story to her mother. Akueke was caned. Since then, he reconciled from his old ways. A gale of wind flashed through a rich looking man as he re-collected his days. "That was how I was saved from greed," he told the children who were listening to his story.


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