112 words story by Soogun Omoniyi | lifecycle

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Lifecycle.

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10 pm; two hours to his fourth birthday, he will walk up to you like he has been doing for the past 24 years,

“Mummy, I’m going o”

He’ll then drop and die.

Weeks later, your menstrual flow will cease. You won’t be able to abort it no matter how hard you try.

Months later, Seun will come forth again. You won’t be able to kill him no matter how hard you try.

10 pm; two hours to his fourth birthday, he will smile towards you again,

“Mummy, I’m going o.”

You’ll smile mirthlessly as you think of the tiny mounds littering your backyard; the biggest of which belongs to your husband.

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