02 January 2010

Waiting for April by Damilola Ajayi

On a cool evening in April, behind the fancy glass frames of a reputable eatery, a young lady waited. It was obvious from the way she shuffled her legs and shook her hands that she hated waiting. Waiting, to her, seemed more like a passive hide and seek. Rummaging through charted memories in search of an expectation, with all the emotional rigours of unveiling unsightly experiences, was not exactly her idea of pastime, so waiting was not a joy, but it was something she had to do.



This story has been selected for the StoryTime anthology African Roar 2011, please go to the African Roar site for more info.




Waiting for April was written by Damilola Ajayi.

Copyright Damilola Ajayi 2010.



Damilola Ajayi is a penultimate medical student who co-publishes the online quarterly literary magazine, Saraba. His works have featured both in notable print magazines and literary websites. He lives in Ibafo, Nigeria, where he manages his father's fish farm.





4 comments:

Myne Whitman said...

This is a sweet though sad story. I like how the author wove the past and the present together and threw in some poems too. I would have preferred a more cliche ending but hey! LOL

Damilola Ajayi said...

Hi. thanks for your comment. i appreciate your interest in my work. interestingly, my story is loosely based on a friend's experience and at the time i wrote the story, the denouement, which was entirely my creation, sadly became prophetic.

mariaah said...

oo my that was a painful read..Tried so hard to keep the tears away.. Well done very intriguing end.

mariaah said...

oo my that was a painful read..Tried so hard to keep the tears away.. Well done very intriguing end.

 
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