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Kamsi – Episode 12

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**This is the last episode of Kamsi. A big thanks to everyone who loved and took ownership of the story. It was very inspiring. Kamsi told her story, the way it went was a bit different from how I envisioned it initially. But I enjoyed writing it and the feedback, comments, encouragements I got. Thank you.

It was a new year. People were screaming loudly, lighting fireworks. We just came back from church. My mom was busy calling everyone in her phone book to wish them a happy new year. Cheta was watching a movie. I was sitting down and trying to organise my thoughts. I didn’t believe in new year resolutions. I have done it so many times and it put me on a threshold instead of me actualising anything. I rather improve on myself daily.

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Kamsi – Episode 10

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It’s been six months since my father died and I found that he has a son from another woman. I broke up with Tega, a man who made me laugh and smile till my cheeks hurt; a man I love. I had to cut my hair. Although custom demands it, I needed to cut off what my father loved because he betrayed me and what Tega loved because I had shattered our bliss. It was a cleansing ritual of some sorts for me. It was growing back my hair. I was doing well at work. I was trying to be happy, I was almost happy. We have not even heard from Aunty Oby and our supposed brother.

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Kamsi – Episode 9

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Things happened too quickly. My father burial was planned. We had to go bury him in the village because that was what he requested in his will. I starred at the plain black dress I was going to wear for his burial. It was dull, a proper funeral dress if there was anything like that. Tears didn’t come out anymore when I cried. I started losing touch of everything, I began to just exist. I missed my father more than I appreciated his presence when he was alive.

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Kamsi – Episode 7

I did not die, literally but I died in a way from the excitement of sitting close to Tega. I directed him to Ryan’s school. We could not talk much because he said he couldn’t talk and drive at the same time. It was very silly, the silence and staring at each other. Tega offered to follow me to Ryan’s class to pick him up. When he got out, I noticed he wasn’t as tall as he seemed from afar.

But that’s fine.

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Kamsi – Episode 5

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Nnamdi arranged for me to meet with his friend, Kene an editor for Exquisite a lifestyle magazine. Nnamdi was exactly as I expected; uncomfortably close, trying too hard to be the good in-law, inventing lifeless stories and always drooling. It is a good thing that Cheta is still away for her conference so I can enjoy my stay. She and Nnamdi would have been too much.

I understand the power of nepotism, so I was not surprised that I got the job after no interview. When I visited Kene, he told me I was being employed as the personal assistant of the chief editor without any pretence of formality. I was elated, but I still felt worthless that Nnamdi had to pull strings to get a job for me.

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Kamsi – Episode 4

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“I can’t believe this!” Cheta banged the dining table. “I even called you, wasted my precious battery life on your stupidity. And you are here, pouring dust and telling me absolute rubbish”.

It’s Sunday. I used to love Sundays; looking very nice to Church, eating special Sunday delicacies. When my sisters moved out, I began to love other days too but my Sunday love stopped when they made Sunday their day of visitation. Cheta decided to live with Adora because she feels living with our parents at her age, would prevent men from wanting to court her and one of those men could be the potential husband. She and Adora are also very close. They sometimes make me feel like I was born to intrude on their closeness.

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