Beauty And The Beast

Beauty And The Beast – Part One

Onuoha was sober for the first time in five years.  Last night, he’d made the biggest mistake of his life, and there was no way he could correct it…  What had possessed him to mention her name…?  To even think of such a thing?

He sat outside his small hut, watching his only daughter wash their clothes and spread them on the line.  He had hoped for better things for her.  He’d prayed for better things for her.

He’d wished that he could have earned enough to send her to school in the city.  She was such a bright and beautiful child, and she would have done well for herself, he knew.  Maybe she would have met a rich handsome man, who would marry her, and build him a house in the suburbs of the city…  But those were just dreams of a foolish drunkard…


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