Shamra Wanted to Kill Her Husband

Shamra went to her grandmother in the village, not really for a courtesy visit, but to report her husband. She told Grandma that she can’t stand her husband anymore. Shamra said she has decided to kill him, but in a very smart, skillful and secret way that can never bring about suspicion from people that she is the mastermind.

Grandma told her that’s very simple. But she needs to take some steps so that nobody would suspect her of his death. Grandma told her that as from now on, she needs to be very kind, polite and caring to him. 

Grandma said “be thankful, patient, docile and loving to him, don’t criticise nor annoy him in any way, be selfless, just and calm when relating with him, make sure your husband is always right in all discussions, don’t provoke nor harass him, whenever he’s annoyed with you, just be quiet and calm, don’t utter a word”.

Grandma added,” My daughter, you must force yourself to do all these, and I know you’re capable of doing it”. Shamra replied “Yes Ma, I will do as you said”.

Grandma continued, “Well, my daughter take this powder, it’s very powerful, but it kills gradually not at once. It will take the life of your husband gradually till he dies finally, try to put it little by little in his meals”. Shamra thanked Grandma and returned home.

After five weeks, Shamra went to Grandma to give a feedback. She said, “My husband has changed his attitudes towards me, he is now a very good man, he is caring, loving and very kind to me more than ever before, I don’t want to kill him again, how can I neutralise the poison”?

Grandma bursts into laughter, haa, haa, haa.

Shamra said, “Grandma why are you laughing, is it too late to prevent him from dying”?

Grandma replied, “No, what I gave you was a yam powder, so your dearest husband won’t die, really you are lacking many things in your relationship and that’s why your husband dislikes you before. I just tried to teach you all you need to do to strengthen and illuminate your relationship.

Shamra said, “Thank you my great mentor”.

Rasheed Olayemi

Rasheed Olayemi was born in Lagos, Nigeria into the family of a business magnate, late Alhaj Chief Mustapha Temitope Lasisi. He is a teacher. He has taught in private schools in Abeokuta and Lagos for over a decade as well as manifold extramural classes. He has a great deal of experience in teaching. He is also an author. He writes poetry, prose, and dramas. Olayemi is the author of Poetry for the Rightful Thinkers published by Trafford Publishing, Bloomington, IN, USA. The book won The Gold Seal Of Literary Excellence Award after a meaningful review by The US Review of Books in 2014. He is also the author of Poetry On Moral Values published by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, Houston, Texas, USA. Some of the short stories he authored were The Regrets of Omotolu & The Illegitimate King published by Smashwords & Amazon, MATOWO (a Yoruba language short stories) published by Evans (Brothers) Publishers, Nigeria. In July 2013 he attended the International Education And Resource Network (IEARN) Conference held in Doha, Qatar. He had worked in Dubai, UAE for a few years.

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