Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini

Wedding ring? Over my dead body!

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa “Christ, please think it twice. Your bet looks like a wedding ring.” “It is my bet. Why you worry about it.” Christ and John had been playing poker for many years along with their friends. In the beginning it.....

Elite Organisms

John was not joking. He had been doing some serious thinking. People might call him crazy but he was serious about his hypothesis. John was a happy go lucky person. Even when he was very sick, he still had his humor intact. Doctors and nurses loved to .....

I don’t want a father

“Dak-dhak, dak-dhak” her heart was pounding. For the first time after 22 years she was going to meet her father. Her hands were trembling. She was giggling to herself like a small child. Shining sweat beads were lining up on her forehead. Her 4 year old .....

Old Employee

“These rich people are heartless. How can they employ such an old man?” “They are economizing by exploiting even the old and sick.” “But I hear the old man is the one who requested for the job.” People gossiped. Everyday exactly at the same time, in t.....

Wrong Target

“Did you do it” – Julie was asking her husband. Silence. “Robert, please answer me, did you do it?” “If you trust me, you would have not asked me that.” She had victimized many people, some of whom she knew them very well and some were total strangers.....

Journey to the City

“I really owe you a lot”- Gerald was thanking Bony. Gerald had come to the city centre about 8 years ago. He was born and raised in one of the remotest village of the country. He was an obedient child like any other of the village children. Since early .....

He is your father

For the past few days Mariam was not feeling well. She was an asthmatic patient for many years. She knew the provoking factor of her asthma. Whenever she drank a bit of ice cold fluid she used to get problems. Her throat would start getting sore. Then s.....

Mr. Tin

Everybody knew Mr. Tin but nobody knew his real name. Children in the neighboring community called him by that name and parents of these children were also used to this name. A quite man in his thirties but appeared mid forties. Some of the naughty chil.....

MEDICOS

When Dr. Benjamin remembered his early life as a medical student, he felt so stupid and sometimes ashamed. At times it amused him. He had never told and will never tell anyone why he became a gynaecologist. Benjamin was the fourth child in a family of si.....

Papa’s Sandwich

“Dr. Philip, let me take over this case. I will continue with the operation. There is an emergency in the next theatre. Please go and see the patient.” “You know that I hate to change hands in the middle of an operation. Why don’t you go and handle the o.....

Irony of fate

“Who is it again this time”? Mzee Hatibu wept. For the third time his grand daughter was pregnant again. “Who on earth would think of doing this injustice to my grand child”-he continued weeping. Zuhura was orphaned even before she was born. Her father .....

Genetic Counseling

“Thirty years ago I was a young man” “No; thirty years ago you were a bastard”. Maria had never used such vulgar words, especially to her husband. But after the incidents, her anger, shame and worries had made her utter the word which she despised most......

I love her

All his family members and friends watched him dying, dying in agony murmuring “I love her; I love her; I lov…h….r….r”. Samuel was only six months old when he was attacked by the crippling disease of POLIO. Both his legs, from the hips downwards were aff.....

Bega Boy

“Saheb, while you are waiting for your child, I could be wiping your car, it’s a bit dusty, not for free though.” “You are very daring for a beggar boy. Why you are not in the class like the other children? Leave my car alone. “I have a note book in my .....

Red Man with African Dog

“Julie, stop torturing the child.” Julie was questioning her 3 years old daughter demanding full description of the person who robbed her. ‘Was it a man or woman?” “A man. I saw him running. He was wearing a long trouser.” “Was he , was he an African .....

Married to be Divorced

“Mary! its 8 O’clock in the morning. Get up please. Give me at least a cup of tea. I will be late to go to work”-John was trying to wake up his newly wedded wife. About a month ago there was a marriage. It was the talk of the town. Two richest families o.....

Elite Organisms

John was not joking. He had been doing some serious thinking. People might call him crazy but he was serious about his hypothesis. John was a happy go lucky person. Even when he was very sick, he still had his humor intact. Doctors and nurses loved to .....

Gift of Bibi Asha

Bibi Asha had forgotten how to smile. Her frail body could not support her body weight any more. She stooped almost to a right angle. While walking, after every 7-8 steps, she had to stop for few seconds to straighten up her body. She was blessed with m.....

Suit for Idd

Mother’s instict?Premunition? An uncomfortable, unpleasant, indescribable chill feeling suddenly struck Fatma. “Could it be Ali, my son?” Ladies-young and old, children, youth were yelling to each other on the way to the “well” - A child is found float.....

God Given Gift

Mariam always believed that God gives everybody a special gift. The moment her daughter was born, she knew that God had given her daughter a beautiful face and body. And she made her daughter utilize the God Given Gift at full advantage. While she was ma.....

Partner

They were a perfect match. Physically they both looked very fit. He was tall, hefty and had a pleasant look. She was of medium height with a slim figure. Nothing remarkable but she looked charming. First time he saw her, he was attracted to her. She was .....

Illegitimate

“Mummy! Where is my father?” Fatma had been anticipating this question. She knew one time or the other this question would be asked. She had thought of several answers, all of them not even near to the truth. Fatma had been working as the domestic serv.....

Engagement Party

Even though he was not invited, he got the information. The birthday party was actually planned to be an engagement party. He was prepared to gate crush and attend the party by any means and get drunk. “I know he lured Shally with his wealth, the wealth .....

Diamond Necklace

“I am telling you the truth; I did not steal this necklace. It was given to me as a reward by Mama Lucy”- thousand times he repeated the same sentence and every time he uttered the words, he was whipped, he was kicked, and his arms were twisted. Bakari w.....

Forgotten Marriage

He could not concentrate anymore since she phoned him. They were separated for a decade and half. They both felt already divorced. Her phone call reminded him that they were not. She sounded very mature and concerned. He could not cheat himself-he missed.....

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