SEMI COLON (;)
I tried it again today... After the church service. Didn’t even wait for the pastor to share the
grace. I wanted to end it all you know.
The pain, the misery, and all the hurt I felt within me; today was the end. I
headed for the filing station. When I got there, I saw an empty Eva bottle on
the ground. Thank goodness. I wouldn’t have to look for a container to put the
fuel in. I took it to the attendant and told her to give me fuel that would
fill the bottle. She could name her price I would pay. Maybe she was wondering
what I wanted to use the bottle for cause she gave me this questionable look
like “na you sabi’’. I didn’t care either. I took my bottle and walked to the
bus stop. Opening the bottle, I battled with whether to drink the whole content
or just to throw it away. I summoned courage. After all what was I living for?
No one would miss me if they heard of my death anyways. I just wanted to be
With that I gulped the whole content. Passers by didn’t even notice I had just gulped a 50cl bottle of fuel. I wouldn’t blame them. Maybe they thought I was drinking lucozade boost or some sort of energy drink. I boarded a bus headed home. It would be better to die in my lodge where no one will see me and try to rush me to the hospital or call for help. The woman sitting beside me was busy breastfeeding her baby who was probably 6months. She had not the slightest inkling that she was sitting close to a person that wanted to commit suicide or better still a person that wanted to be free. Not just her but every other person inside the bus. I used to think that people usually sensed it if one was about to die. Maybe I was just different. Damn! My head was spinning. My heart was beating faster than usual. The fuel was already doing its work. I could hear people shouting ‘ewoo!!’, ‘this boy has slumped o!’, ‘driver o!’… BLACKOUT.
The room was white. The sun illuminated the room. ‘Where I’m I?’ I managed to say. ‘Rest dear. You are in the hospital’. The melodious voice came from a fair skinned lady. She was very beautiful. I didn’t die. I was still alive. At least…For now.
I don't understand the relavance of the title to the story
I don't enjoyed the story very well maybe the witter should recarp please