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Thursday, 6 September 2018


This is a Novel by Srdaunna Kamal

Copyright © 2017 by Sardaunna Kamal
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed, without the prior
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'Hide jalila! Hide!! They are coming! Do not scream no matter what!!! You must not let them see you! be brave okay? Now take your brothers and go over there and hide I will be right behind you' Abba ordered in whispers pointing to the local silo behind the house.
We ran towards the silo as fast as our legs could carry us under the guise of thick clouds of smoke that filled the skies, leaving Abba behind as he ordered. The sound of continuous rattling gun fire and explosions was evidently heard from a distance, my heart beating at a faster pace than a car's piston, I crouched hugging my two little brothers tightly. I wasn't going to let go of them even at the pains of death.
The distant gun fire grew louder as the insurgents came closer... Apparently close enough to be at our door step, sounds of exploding artillery was so close that it was deafening! We had no where to run! Deep within I knew this was the end but I never for a second imagined my life to end this way.
I was afraid and confused, what in the world did we do to deserve this? Why did God choose to forsake us? What crime or sin could we have committed? I kept muttering any and every prayer that came to my mind hoping that God would forgive us and withdraw this wrath he had sent upon us.
I was knocked out of my mental state by the sound of a loud bang on the door which was soon accompanied by sporadic shooting, there I saw Abba's lifeless body fall to the ground his white garment soaked in his own blood, I quickly press shut the mouths of my siblings who were trying to scream at the horror they had just witnessed but I was too late, I wanted to scream even louder not only for the death of my father but for my own life as well.
A bunch of heartless barbaric looking men marched towards us smirking as thou they just hit the jackpot, I wasn't able to ascertain their figure, my vision was blurry from tears and the thick smoke wasn't helping either. I clutched my crying siblings more tightly and nodded my head between my thighs saying what ever I could remember as my last prayers.
I didn't bother to beg for my life because I knew it'd be to no avail rather I decided to save the last of my energy for a smooth death, I hope they shoot me too because death would be a lot more easier than going through the excruciating pain of being held captive by these savages!
Suddenly I felt a sharp pain on my scalp, one of them pulled me by the hair dragging me along on my back. I screamed out of pain and tried to wiggle my way to freedom but he was too strong. From no where I saw the barrel of his AK descending but before I could roll out of the way it crashed into my skull, I let out an agonising scream. Sharp pains shot through my head and my vision went bleak. For those brief seconds before i slipped into unconsciousness, I couldn't make out if I was alive or dead, is this the way death feels like?
Hey guys this is yet another book
This is just an insight to what you should expect from this book,
Just as the name of the chapter goes it's just a preface.
Do you like the way the story will go?
Please don't be a ghost reader!

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