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Death of Osama Bin Laden; The Beginning of The Very End or The End of The Very Beginning?

This a special dedication to the Us government on how terrorism can be continually tackled to attain world peace.It is a wort reading master piece.

Perhaps, the most laudable achievements of the Obama-led US government is the eventual killing of the world’s recognized terrorist, the Saudi-born Osama Bin Laden-the ‘suspected’ mastermind behind the red-letter day, September 11, 2001 attack. Indeed, it is a tremendous feat attained after a ten-year to capture this ‘terror’

Unequivocally, President Barrack Hussein Obama has taken a giant stride to accomplish what was hitherto seen as a wild goose chase and white elephant project –the complete silencing of Osama Bin Laden and his network, the Al-Qaeda force. However, does the death of Osama Bin Laden signal the beginning of the end or the end of terrorism?

Let us don’s forget that as many are celebrating his demise, there are also people who are expressing grief, excruciations and other obnoxious reactions over the abrupt departure to the great beyond of their brother, father and leader. What a picture of contradiction! What should evenly create a sigh of relief to world is ironically expressed in two entirely contradicting pictures!

Terrorism is a thought-manufactured phenomenon, a comprehensively demonstrated act of strategizing, using armed impetus, to execute, with the aim of dehumanizing mankind.

In a way, Osama Bin Laden, prior to his death, must have brain-washed the minds of his followers into believing the act of terrorism mis a fulfilling pay-back of the wrongs on them by the western world. Hence, the reason for the multifarious terrorist attacks in different (‘western’) countries of the world. Like a viral and cancerous spread, the mentality is propagated in the lives of growing children and young adults by his followers and co-horts. Regrettably, this philosophy had attracted many loyalists and supporters, and in the making, constituted a population of terrorism-at-home individuals who will stop at nothing to have their pound of flesh over ‘certain wrongs’ the westerners have inflicted on them; a reflection of what is being imparted in them.

What should be of paramount concern to the US government is the dynamics of immense influence of the act of terrorism in the lives of innocent children, growing youths and young adults. In other words, orchestrating concrete ideas to counter and curb the on-going menace-causing and obnoxious doctrines of terrorism to ensure the much clamoured ‘world peace’ should be the concern of the Obama-led US government.

The Royal Wedding Between Prince William and Kate Middleton; If They Were Only Virgins…

 

The article explains the true sacredness of any Royal marriage is deeply rooted on the chastity of both couples.Using Prince Williams and Kate Middleton as case study, it makes vivid the conditionality of their being chaste form their growing years to the day of their wedding as yardstick to experience a successful matrimony and avoid a replica of what took place in the lives the Late Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

April 29, 2011 will for years to come linger in the hearts and minds of many as the prestigious and world-celebrated wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William took center stage at the Royal Courts. The greatest wedding, since the matrimony between Prince Charles, Williams’ father and the Late Princess of Wales, Princess Diana in 1981, was marked and celebrated worldwide.

However, marriage is best enjoyed and generally appreciated if the bed is undefiled. The question that should be asked is ‘how many beds have this couple defiled before meeting each other?’ ‘Why the question’, you may ask.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana had an unresolved issue in their marriage-infidelity. As a result of Prince Charles’ attitude of infidelity, Princess Diana took what was said to be a drastic decision, despite several warnings, as a reply to her husband escapades, a move to do the absurd-having an illicit affair with an ‘outsider; an established Egyptian multi-millionaire. Like the natural principle, ‘you reap what you sow’, Princess Diana became a member of secluded Mother Earth, courtesy of the 1996 ghastly motor accident which took her life. Prince Charles’ heir to the thrown feat seems to hang on the balance as his son is considered and given the attention as heir apparent. If Prince Charles and Princess Diana had avoided sexual immorality from the get-go (during their growing years) or seen as celibates, don’t you really think Princess Diana would be dead and Prince Charles will certainly be the heir apparent to succeed Queens Elizabeth (II)?

As an observer, don’t you see this event repeating itself in the latter years of Prince Williams and Duchess Kate Middleton? Has Prince William stopped his unquenched thirst for women? Will he portray his father infidel attitude-engaging in extra-marital affairs? If this ugly event repeat itself, will Kate Middleton be able to uphold fidelity or have her pound of flesh just as Princess Diana did?

Imagine a situation where Kate Middleton and Prince William were celibates or virgins till their wedding day, what do you think about royalty of their matrimony? The sacredness of their matrimony consecration will assert to the world the uniqueness of their royal wedding; an affirmation of continued and mutual faithfulness to each other in years to come, no matter what ensues. Just as the US state of Virginia named after Virgin Queen Elizabeth (I), perhaps, a place will be named Virkatelia, in the name of Virgin Queen Kate Middleton in years to come.

 

The Worth of Keeping One’s Virginity

Genre: Fiction-adventure, horror, mystery, action, teenage

Word Count: 7500 words

Synopsis

The thriller, ‘Wake up, Dreamer boy!’ is a masterpiece that explores the ordeals of a young teenage man through a dream he had. It combines geographic names, conceptualized characters, metaphysical locations and various thought realms in a creatively stylish fashion for the reader to be kept glued to his or her sitting support, perusing every chapter such that it becomes entertaining to the very end.

Really, things took upside-down positions as the teenager, who at the time was in High school, took to ardent viewing of horrific movies and more especially, frequent reading of books containing diabolic undertones, installing in his mind the imaginations of evil deeds and all manner of diabolisms. Consequently, he became so obsessed with anything scary that soliloquizing became his second nature. In fact, during class-room lectures, he was left out of the learning galore as the thoughts of previously watched scary movies echoed themselves and took center stage in his mind. Left alone, he took his time to go on look-outs for books, whatever the price, that flood in the beings of Zombies, ghosts and other extra-terrestrial entities.

To make matters worse, his friends, owing to their inability to put at bay the in-dwelling of evil machinations conceived by frequently keeping his eyes glued to movies and books unveiling scary images, blood-feasting demons, cannibals and commit-suicide voices of evil, kept him at armslenght to avoiding being infected with the viruses of evil Tom housed. It was so glaring that he would be living a world of his own where he will be the only one to communicate to himself at all times.

Interestingly, like untreated symptoms cum diseases, he became soliloquy-personified. Eating deep into every fiber of his being, he began meditating words he heard from the movies he watched and books he read to acquaint himself on how play second fiddle to the sounds of evil. All efforts made by his mother, whose husband died shortly after the lad was brought to Mother Earth, ended in wild goose chases as the rehabilitation homes and correction facilities encountered hard nut to crack times in trying to uninstall the viral overload of evil machinations. After all said and done, he was shown the exits out of the buildings. His mum, as a result of his excesses, without batting an eyelid, decided to leave him to fate, since she had two other growing infants.

The result of that decision…? A dream that played itself out and inevitably points at one thing: for every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction.

Chapter Samples

CHAPTER ONE

Tom saw himself teleported to a place where his perplexity became an understatement; the generality of the anonymous location he found himself was a wonder to him. Really, moving about the place was akin to moving in circles with no co-ordinates-north, south, east and west parameters as direction guidelines. To get rid of his panicking emotions, he yelled: ’can someone help me?! Help me! Help me! I do not know the way out of here!’ Alas, his voice echoed back at him-an indication of the absence of people. Again, in his fearful state, Tom kept moving at a dying quest to be rescued. Yet, all his efforts were void.

Lost in deep thought, Tom looked inwards and keyed in his arsenal of emotions and realized that the solution might not be far-fetched. Still, he was left between the devil and deep blue sea as his continued yelling didn’t get any hearings. Due to his almost-exhausted energy, he re-directed his energy focus to his emotions and saw that the solution lied in his hands. After a careful cogitation, a reflection that pointed at the TRUTH which would be a way out of the labyrinth Tom was in. Upon the activation of his emotional energies, he brought to his possession the TRUTH-Key of All Revelations. Tom, somehow, had a way of interpreting unusual assertions made by the TRUTH (as he learnt its fundamentals from his favorite book; The Book of Evils). The TRUTH, in an esoteric and echoing voice, considering Tom’s pitiful state, said:

The TRUTH known as the Key of All Revelations is a sacred pearl shaped in the form of a key that unveils the way out of the labyrinth you are in. This anonymous place is known as the Land of Infinity. It is an endless sojourn that keeps one in eternity with no direction with respect to space. It is a circle that knows no time, keeps someone stagnant forever, even after the end of time. If you are here, there is no way out. However, for your sake, I have brought before you the way outs of this place. Here, there are Seven Escape Routes from this place. I will explain to you the seven escape routes; what they really about and the one which I advise you to follow.

First is the Land of Contemplation. This is a place where there are endless decision makings amongst the people who are actually humanoids.  They are always contemplating for changes in their lifestyle whilst keeping to the status quo… This is a clip of the lifestyle of the people of this land. If you want to see more clips, just press the lowest side of my torch light. Meanwhile, people in this part of eternity are destructive, never experience peace but always die to come alive to become vampires and unrepentant demons feasting on their fellow brethren. The cycle goes on. No father, no mother, no family! It’s all about a never-ending circle!

Second is the Land of Damnation. Again, like I mentioned, this is a land where the people are bond-slaved by punishment for eternity. They don’t die, but leave to face hell from the growing years of childhood to maturity and this never ends. To them, it’s a normal to leave a life of damnation for eternity. Really, they are more than physical beings who have been destined from the get-go by their fore-bears and offered to their gods as objects of eternal sacrifices in the form of excruciations. See for yourself the images on this footage…

Third is the Land of Hate. As the name suggests, this is a place where the convictions of the people, better known as the Humangles, are hinged on hatred. Here, Humangles detests each other that everything around them revolves around hatred. In fact, hatred had been their second nature since the gods acknowledge and eulogize hatred.

Next is the Land of Rulers. There are no subjects. Everyone is a ruler. In their mindset, they were all born to rule over no subjects. It’s a vacuum that has no second fiddle as everyone is a ruler of himself. In fact, the SPECIAL BEINGS (as they are known) claim that they are equal to each other in respect and function, in time and space. Eternity is never recognized in this land. There is nothing really fruitful here.

The Land of Immorality is a concern I must explain. Obviously the name suggests, the land exhibits the crest of immorality by the people. The people are known as the Angelic Beasts. All forms of sexual practices are seen here. Angelic Beasts   have been breathing, moving and making merry with immorality with each other from eternity to eternity. Inexplicable calamities have befallen this land.

The land of Plenty is a place where the people observe all kinds of social and cultural normalcy, go about their day-to-day activities, subjects and rulers. However, they are the Humanimals; possessing both human and animalistic tendencies in usual and unusual manners. There are a whole of pleasures if you tread the right path and you stand to gain favours from the high and mighty of this land, considering your gifting if properly brought to use.

The seventh inhabitation is the Land of all Necessary Evils. Here, the people or Huevils are naturally born evil geniuses whose lifestyles follow the illumination of evil. Negativity of all forms is the order of the day. Nothing good exists in that land. All kinds of evil machinations, real and imagined, are effective. As a matter of fact, imaginary evil deeds take place before the actual ones. Huevils are generally affected by the outcome of imaginary evils than the ones that exist on the plane of reality.

Now, There are seven ways to move out of where you at-the Land of Eternity. However, you are left with one option. Whichever option, you take, remember, the tasks involved and what steps to take to become comfortable with the people of the land you chose to domicile.

Apparently dumbfounded, Tom thought hard as to where to put a full-stop-to live. Eventually, his mind was made up; settling out to journey and live in the Land of Plenty. However, Tom was faced with a challenge; how to scale through the Land of Infinity. In desperation, he asked the TRUTH, ‘How do I get out of here?’ The TRUTH replied: Take hold of the Key of All Revelations and point it upwards. You will see the positions of the Seven Doors of Escape. These are known as the Seven Doors of Escape; the ones I informed you about. All you need do is to point at the one you chose and use it to unlock the Door you chose.

Tom did as he was told and behold, he saw himself teleported to where he chose- the Land of Plenty. Unaware of how he journeyed, Tom would meet more tides of immense challenges…

CHAPTER TWO

Tom was extraordinarily teleported to the Land of Plenty.  Indeed, Tom arrived but  was very fatigued. Consequently, sleep took a hold of him. In a deep sleep, Tom was able to activate his emotional energies which gave room for the esoteric voicing of the TRUTH, revealing to him more about the land. Fortunately, Tom’s interpretation gave an insight into what he would encounter subsequently.

The Land of Plenty is really an abode of blessings and curses. You dwell in abundance and if any foul play, you will unknowingly be punished by being slapped through a fierce beastly component and sent to any of the mentioned lands with high degrees of excruciations and  stringent conditions in order to fit in.

The Humanimals had their existence that dated before the coming to being of eternity. There lived a certain king, named Melokinokia.  He was at peace with all and sundry, every Tom, Dick and Harry of his village and beyond. Blessed with abundance of lands, precious stones, magnificent monuments, lovely ornaments and best-of-the-best of other kingly possessions, this land purely lived up to his name. There was an organized system of rulership; the people, who, before their transformation, were Humans, were law-abiding, secured and dwelt in self-sufficiency. Though they had a jealous High priest, Makana, who paid homage to their supreme god, Gariola (the god of plenty) via sacrificing humans, he was seen as a small fry whose service to the people weren’t needed because they were very prosperous in the things they do and the village was very peaceful and secured.

He succeeded by orchestrating a matrix of evil machinations by mis-informing the allies of King Melokinokia and the neigbouring villages. All manner of lies were told to High Chiefs and Member of Councils of the neigbouring villages, falsely claiming that Melokinokia had secret intentions of up-turning the trade and other relationships amongst the villages for his own aggrandizement. Makana’s conspiracies proved successful as his truthful lies led to the coalition of the forces of the neigbouring villages.

Unknown to King Melokinokia, Makana’s smiling and good-will gesture would, in no time, mean paving way for the success of impending evils on the land. Going about his usual activities, he arranged with his accomplices, the neigbouring villagers, using their forces of coalition, to locate the hide-outs of the Plenteous Life force the name for the defense of the Land of Plenty and unveil other vital information that will engender the ruining of King Melokinokia and his entire kingdom.

Makana’s gross jealousy stemmed from the fact that he was an unusual living entity. His human-bestial nature separated him from the rest of the people, even the king. Makana’s services were only needed when it comes to cleansing the land and purifying the forces of nature that encompass the existence of the kingdom. The human-bestial traits were traced to his genealogy. His fore-fathers committed a huge sin by sleeping with female beasts thereby giving birth to beings that carry both human and bestial features. His lineage was an appreciation of humans and beasts marrying each other in awkward manners. Makana, all through his eternal life, had been leaving in utter seclusion from his fellow people.

His conception of transforming the normal humans, seen in the kingdom where he lived by manipulating the forces and principles of nature such that they lay with beasts and become Just as he is- a human and a beast, was responsible for the impending attack that would hit King Melokinokia kingdom and change the physical lives of the people for eternity. He worked tooth and nail to ensuring the onslaught pulled through.

His conspiracy plots did pull through. With the support of the forces of his collaborators, the fierce took center stage. The coalition of forces struck, firing huge Arrows of Destruction at the not-alerted and unsuspecting Plenteous Force, almost breaking their strong holds by encroaching and truncating the longevity of its age-long defense strength. Nonetheless, the Plenteous Force, who bore the eternal loss of the people of the Land of Plenty and whose strength of defense were eternally formidable, despite unsolicited attacks by the coalition forces, replied the onslaught launched against them by exterminating the warriors and annihilating nearly all and sundry of the lands where  each of the coalition of forces  merged from. Eventually, like a no-winner-no-vanquish situation, the Plenteous Force and the coalition of forces had lots to lose, evenly; the lands, the dead bodies of their relatives, destroyed heritages and other valuable monuments were balanced from both sides. Particularly, the Land of Plenty was left to mourn its dead and survived by King Melokinokia, his household and the High Priest, Makana.

I really would like to use this medium to solicit for interested literary agents, publishers, media persons, movie executives to publish the manuscript and make it a movie. I can be contacted by email:ben4realla@yahoo.com

What Must Be Considered For A Successful Marriage

Word Count: 10, 567

Genre: Relationship/Marriage

Strapline

Many people, all around the world are staying married to each other in anticipation of divorce, separation, regrets, bitterness, insecurity and doubts because they fail to realize that it is one thing to get married and it is a different ball game to stay married.

As the saying goes ‘it takes two to tango’, marriage is an agreement involving the the preparedness of couples, usually man and wife to-be, in embracing its challenges. Alas, it is unequivocally clear that a lot of married people are practically oblivious of this fact

The classic elucidates in detail reasons few people experience marital success while the reverse is the case for the majority of married individuals. It is a must-read masterpiece that explains two factors associated with marital success; trust and communication.

Synopsis

The masterpiece, what must be considered for a successful marriage expatiates the ‘major factor’ which constitutes the foundation; building block of a successful marriage. In its recognition, a successful marriage is achieved mainly through the active participation of the man (husband) and wife. Without this condition, there is no successful marriage.

The classic unequivocally asserts that a successful marriage can be viewed as an eternity-on-earth union which requires bedrock, eternal in nature. It identifies the cause behind short-lived marriages, irrespective of race, status and background as the not-eternal marital foundation laid.

What must be considered for a successful marriage vividly points the active involvement of a knowing-husband and knowing-wife to appreciate the bedrock, true love as the only foundation of a successful marriage.

Acknowledging marital success can be measured by its longevity it sees true love, the foundation of a successful marriage, as being translated in the light of marital longevity (longevity in marriage).

Longevity in marriage or marital longevity is an appreciation of longevity in trust and communication existing between the actively participating man and his wife. In other words, longevity in marriage is dependent on two factors: trust and communication and best appreciated by prepared married individuals.

In a mathematical format, Longevity in marriage=Longevity in (Trust + Communication) =Longevity in Trust + Longevity in Communication

Where Trust is simply the Total Reliance Upon Someonelse’s Truths (on the part of the husband, vice versa) and communication is a (mutual) voiced complement of trust. Simply put, the more appreciated the factors of trust and communication, the more expressed marital longevity will be.

The Total Reliance upon Someonelse’s Truths, the acrostic of TRUST, will be looked into in seven respects. They are:

1) Fidelity
2) Financial dependability
3) Home affairs
4) Educational proficiency
5) Spirituality
6) Call to raising children
7) Counseling/Wisdom

The seven listed respects are truths both parties must rely upon and appreciate them through persistent communication. Communication ‘voices’ the efficacies of the respects of truth in terms of

1) Managing one’s sexuality
2) Rendering financial support, not being too financially dependent
3) Home management; making the home worth staying or creating a homely atmosphere
4) Not necessary but worth considering academic accomplishment, but of great importance quality education (self-education): handling stress-related problems, establishing inter-personal relationships, goal orientation (ambitions in life)
5) Level of prayer consciousness, spiritual dedication and demonstration of spiritual truths
6) Level of preparedness of raising children and responsibilities associated with them; financial, moral, spiritual, social and other ‘meet-ups’ , child planning
7) The importance of right counsel and wisdom in addressing pertinent issues concerning marriage; submission embrace, the home, children, health, finances and dealings with dependants

Therefore, the work piece, titled what must be considered for a successful marriage is a two-chapter interest, that is, trust and communication, housing their subordinates. In the case of trust, there will be explanations to assert reasons many married persons are not experiencing and will not experience successful marriages and why successful marriages can be attained by only a few. On the other hand, the case of communication elucidates outstanding elements that make the few people who experience successful marriages totally rely upon them.

 

Winds of Change

Synopsis

Winds of Change parades a matrix of stories, depicting experiences of people in different countries of the world and conveying their situations as good, bad and ugly(at the discretion of the reader). The ageless material contains stories that touch the hearts of (concerned) individuals and explores various ‘welldones’ and ills of the society. Good, funny and sad endings underscore the profundity of the literary material.

The work title, ’Winds of Change’ explores different categories that have to do with man; relationships, juvenile delinquencies, drug trafficking and other social relevances, distinguishing itself from its contemporaries. Thus, branding it is tantamount to being referred to the ‘book with a difference’. The uniquely accounted anecdotes makes possible for readers to rate the work piece; ‘five over five’.

Students, teachers, professionals, religious scholars, literary critics and readers ,generally, will find this classic helpful as an intellectual depressant from various stresses encountered in exerting the creative life forces in their daily endeavours.

Winds of Change is a must-read and must-have literary piece that merits consideration to all individuals whose of the school of thought reads;’ no matter how certified you are in your chosen endeavor, you are still a student of life’. Exploring life situations in a mirrored form of story writing, the classic goes the length to colourfully asserting make-believe plights of people around the world, particularly in various continents in a way that it, not only entertains the reader but also create a platform to learn significance lessons.

From social ills to relationships, from decision to contemplation, from religious to secular interests, this book brings to the attention of readers winds of fascinating stories that reflect on each of the stated recognition. It makes known the winds of dynamism of change in the lives of individuals. With catchy titles (as we will see at the Table of Contents section), Winds of Change unequivocally streams stories that will stand the test of time.

Table of Contents

Chapter One The Love of Money
Chapter Two Crazy in Love
Chapter Three The Community Fighters
Chapter Four Little Beginnings
Chapter Five The Drug Lord
Chapter Six A World of Wickedness
Chapter Seven Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea
Chapter Eight Religion by choice
Chapter Nine My Only Girlfriend
Chapter Ten What a Life!

Chapter Sample

The Love of Money

‘The love of money, the Bible warns, ‘is the root of all evils’, an early-morning ministration by Craig to his family before setting out for the affairs of the day. Soon after the morning devotion was completed, the family was ready to go; Craig was well-dressed to meet pressing needs at his work place, his children wore school-mode clothes and best of corporate feminine outfit best described his wife’s dressing –prepared to face the uphill tasks to be encountered at the office where she was manager. After carrying out necessary household chores, Craig and his family mounted their ‘family’ car-Craig mounted the Driver’s seat and to his side at the right was his gorgeous wife…his children took the backseat. He drove his children to school, his wife to her work place and subsequent headed straight to his office.

Indeed, Craig was a happily married man- an elevating career, a loving wife, Sarah and four ‘wonderful’ children-two boys (Mike and John) and two girls (Antonia and Michelle). Ahead of his time in his engineering profession, Craig, under the space of one year after his employment, got steadily promoted to a chief executive officer of his construction company, where he worked. His loving wife, Sarah, was a woman of understanding and substance; her unbridled professional image and amazon disposition edged her contemporaries. This was reason she was positioned as manager of the humanitarian organization. His children were uniquely different. Mike, being the first child of the family, had a flair for music, though he had exceptional grades in school. John, the second child, was very good academically but had a great interest in fashion. Antonia, the first female child of the family, aspired to be a nurse, though she did exceptionally well in Math and Geography. The baby of the family, Michelle, though very loquacious, wanted just to be a good mother in future. Both Sarah and Craig cherished the most Mike because of his sense of purpose, good character and distinct voice: his voice mesmerized the listening orchestra audience in the various music events he attended, his will-power was unbridled (a ‘never-say-die’ person he was) and never pride himself above his colleagues (in and out of the classroom-orchestra and school rooms), very respectful to his elders and surprisingly, his younger ones. Indeed, Mike was an epitome of good character; every Tom, Dick and Harry within the neigbourhood and regular school and orchestra music environments talked about him-he was goodness-personified!

Lived in the outskirts of Akosombo, Ghana, the magnificent duplex single-handedly built by Craig was really befitting. Under the watchful eyes of well-planted trees came the refreshing cool breeze, beautiful garden came an abode for relaxation and some light refreshment. The large compound space gave room for John, Mike, Antonia and Michelle to play football and table tennis and afforded Craig and Sarah the opportunity for reflections at their convenient hours. The towering gates were an assurance of beefed-up security. Around to play with were their pet dogs; Puffy and Snicky. Uniform Painting with a blend of complementary colors added aesthetics to the building’s exterior. The interior segments were characterized by a silver-coated passage that led to the rooms occupied by Sarah and Craig and visitors/guests at the down floor. Upstairs, there were five rooms with each of their children occupying the rooms, using the extra as the store-room. Here, the passage was made of modern ceramics. Sandwiched between the living and bedrooms at the door floor was the modern standard kitchen, filled with what a kitchen should contain. The beds were well constructed to meet their sleeping demands! In short, it was a magnificent edifice!

Despite the comfort of his abode, Craig was not a materially satisfied man. He wanted to be, from the days of his youth, a man of stupendous wealth and substance, passing his father’s records of been the richest man ever in his homeland, Afflao. However, he was shown the exists by men of the underworld, disguised as transparent oil business experts, who lured him to investing his money inherited into a white elephant project; investing in oil offshore (a scam orchestration). Craig was duped by the mischievous men. This development worsened his health predicament that it took the very intervention of his doctor friend, Khumalo and Sarah’s undying help to ‘bring back to life’ the almost dead Craig. By and large, he went through the thick and thin to ensure he acquired some fortune and with the unrelenting succor by Sarah, he earned it. Considering what he would have become if the business were genuine and pulled through, Craig, though admitting his aim of being richer than his father would have been reached, took a tough decision that he will, given the resources at his disposal, together with his wife, nurture to any lengths the well-being of their children(from infanthood to adulthood) . Indeed, Craig and Sarah did succeed! The only ‘but’ in the life of mike was that Craig and Sarah never observed Mike’s ‘big eyes’ for materialism. This discrepancy would tear apart the existence of every member of the family.

Mike, John, Antonia and Michelle were sent to the best of schools in the city, all through their school years from the elementary to the final tertiary stages of education. As a matter of fact, Craig and Sarah were prepared to sponsor their education up to the Masters and PhD levels. Mike graduated with a first class in financial accounting and a second class upper in classical music (minor). Antonia, not only did she come out in flying colors as best student in her department, she was a certified first-class holder in nursing. John came out tops in his class, taking with him an overall ‘grade A’ in fashion studies. Michelle, ‘the mish girl’, as she was nicknamed, scaled through the hard nut to cracks of family studies to become the best student of that department. Mike’s case was a bit penultimate in that Mike’s love for classical music was his obsession. Interested in furthering his studies in music, Craig decided to fund Mike’s two-year Masters in classical music at the London School of Music. This would change his thinking for the rest of his life…

After all necessary procurements were made, Mike set to depart the shores of Ghana to Heathrow International Airport, sojourning in Big Ben and learning an entirely different culture. Under the watchful eyes of the Romanian virtuoso, Adrian Peterscu, Mike became a force to be reckoned with in classical music, in and out of the classroom. His mastery of classical music attracted the attention of Prof. Adrian, as he was fondly called. In no time, they became best of friends. Mike would find out the person of his Romanian friend.

Adrian Peterscu was a die-hard Satanist whose fore-bears were high-level witches and wizards. His recently passed-away mom, Mia, was a satanic minister. Wealthy, of course, Adrian, through his music forte, had been initiating his students for decades into the dreaded cult known as the Hood of Dragons; a confraternity which he has been a member of since his students days and known for the best of music rendition in all genres (producing great and very-wealthy instrumentalists, singers, vocalists, song writers and composers) with intents of communicating via sounds reversed psycho-subliminal messages to audiences, within and outside the school campus. Through the outright worship and daily acknowledgement of devil worship, Adrian became wealthy. The initiation rites were characterized by gross blood-cuddling rituals, torture of newbies, incantations of all sorts and subsequent blood sacrifices for fame and fortune. A bosom friend Mike was, Adrian decided to empty his can of worms; the secrets of his success. Mike was shocked to hear the ugly facts regarding his would-be mentor’s success ladder. To convince Mike on how the principle works, he meta-physically positioned Mike in a trance configuration. Mike saw himself in a situation where the whole world was under his feet; the money flowing like the infinite streams of a waterfall, the women flocking around like ants feasting on grains of sugar and fame personifying his name. Mike’s happiness took a better of him that when he gained consciousness, he was a little crossed at Adrian. ‘This is tip of the iceberg’, Adrian said, ‘of what you will hugely benefit’. ‘All you need do is to simply join the Hood of Dragons’, he continued. In exuberance, Mike jumped into this golden opportunity without necessarily deeming it fit to inform his parents in Ghana of this development.

After a two-week period, Mike made up his mind to have himself engrossed in the initiation rites of the Hood of Dragons. He had to endure the excruciating pains experienced during the course of initiation. Finally, on the completion of the initiation, Mike was asked what he wanted. Mike replied: ‘I want to stupendously have money, fame and amass for myself and family in future enduring material and financial legacies’. ‘What a lofty wish!’ Adrian exclaimed. ‘Do you know the direct sacrifice you have to offer to the altar of his Holiness?’ asked Adrian. Mike was not able to answer the question because of the mystery that encompassed it. Adrian showed Mike through the revealing Trans vision of whom he would sacrifice at the moment (Else, he will lose his life in the process, should he decline to the instruction). Sadly, he saw in the Trans vision a moving car carrying Sarah, Craig, John, Michelle and Antonia. Adrian instructed Mike to blow a kiss (The Kiss of Goodbye as an intricate recognition of the Hood of Dragons) on the rectangular-sized Trance vision screen. After Mike did what he was told, Adrian, together with the rest of the old initiates (past and existing students), parted him on his back, a symbol of the brotherhood identity. Mike, in the next six months, would be made to realize that his worth weighs more than half a billion dollars!

The news from Ghana that his entire family-Craig, Sarah, John, Antonia and Michelle were involved in a fatal car crash got to Mike. In response to the development, Mike tabled the matter to the Hood of the Dragons. Under the watchful eyes and direction of Adrian, Mike was instructed on what to do to get over the shock and preclude him from the shades of suspicion by other family members. Mike did what he was told…And the result of that decision? On return to Ghana, he headed straight to his family house his dad, Craig, built. In consoling other family members, being the first child, he shed crocodile tears to put the sympathizers on, in compliance to the instruction given by his fraternity. After the rites of passage and other traditional activities were observed by practically paying their last respect to the deceased family members, Mike was set to jet out of the country and return to his London base to complete his Masters program in Classical music.

He was warmly received at the Heathrow International Airport by the members of the Hood of Dragons. Knowing what had happened, Mike and the rest of the society members double-celebrated, on grounds that the next day will be the day of convocation and an Advance Merriment of the financial bounty that is to come. The D-day came and everyone in the confraternity; current and past were present to make it a memorable day for Mike. An after-party was held by the brotherhood, recognizing in advance the anticipated wealth Mike will acquire. The songs of joy swept from the crown of his head to his souls of his feet, knowing well that fortune, fame and wealth were about coming into his life.

Six months later, after observing certain ritualistic follow-ups, saw a text, a credit alert, reading a balance of five hundred million dollars. At this point, Mike was in a hard-and-fast-rule state. He went haywire and decided to ‘calm his nerves’ by taking some bottles of alcoholic drinks and later surrendered to sleep. After long hours of sleep, still very exuberant, called his fellow members, dashed to his car and drove to their rendezvous. The spontaneity of the celebration caught the party -mode of the members. Every Tom, Dick and Harry connected with the fraternal group extended The Hands of Congratulations, following Mike’s giant stride to Life’s Acquisitions in Phases. Adrian was excited seeing Mike’s breakthrough but was unfair to obliging his bosom friend of subsequent (tougher) sacrifices to improve his newly acquired status or sustain his current situation, at least. This would lead to a tragic passing on of Mike to the world beyond. Afterwards, his music studio, Record Company Label, My Soul and Music school were commissioned in Essex and Tema by Major McCartney and Senator John Mensah respectively.

His business acumen saw him through. His prudent spending was a force to reckon with. Judiciously, Mike was able to invest in stocks, bonds and shares, gold, landed properties in his homeland and acquire some buildings in Accra, Kumasi and certain outskirt areas of London. He also reserved some money for extravagant spending on his fellow members at the clubs and to lavish the rest on bevy of ladies that flunk around him on a daily basis. Along the line, he met a damsel who he later knew as Maria, in Manchester City. He told the rest of his group about his newly found love and with Adrian’s consent, he was given the green light. Adrian delegated three representatives to accompany Mike to his native Ghana for the wedding occasion. Maria was a London-based Ghanaian who had sojourn in London since the age of eight. Mike fell in love with her and they both agreed to walk the aisle in their native Ghana. Two weeks after they arrived Ghana, all roads led to the homeland of Maria, Kotoko. All traditional wedding rites, from the introduction to exchange of gifts from Mike’s kinsmen to her family at her father’s compound, were observed. With the approval of her ailing and ageing parents, the ‘main’ wedding was about to kick off. The ‘white’ wedding witness a gathering of the society’s ‘who is who’ and a mass attendance was recorded. Though it was a red-letter moment for Mike and Maria, it would signal one of the last of Mike’s bliss on earth. After the wedding, the couple set off to Paris, France, for their Honey Moon. A week later, Maria, upon medical observation was confirmed pregnant. It was at this point Mike persuaded Maria to call quits their Honey Moon. Unhappy she was, she had the Hobson’s choice than to accept. They took a flight directly to London, Mike’s base.

While in London, Mike’s business empire steadily grew and with the support of his fellow members, enjoyed all accolades and awards, gained more fame and popularity. He was on top of the world, not knowing that his waterloo was imminent. He made more money and his record company, music school and studio were flourishing in Tema, Ghana and Essex, London and became Ghana’s talk-of-the town edifices. On a fateful morning, just about the time Mike was set to leave for work, he got a call from his Personal Assistant, Mark, that his music studio, record label and music school were raided by armed robbers and possessions worth billions of dollars were missing. Shocked to the marrow, Mike wanted himself swallowed by the ground. In the heat of the emotional unrest, he ran straight to the home of Adrian, his ‘god father’ in the Hood of Dragons and related his predicament. Unperturbed he was, Mike, surprised at his reaction, wanted quick answers as to why he’s empire is crumbling before his eyes. Adrian told him to look at the Trance Vision screen and what he saw was exacerbating: the urgent need to offer his wife and his born 7-month-old pregnancy. Else, he will dig his early grave. Out of anger, he hurriedly left Adrian’s house and dashed home.

At home, he had no clue as to how he could pull the bull by the horn and inform Maria his predicament. Two months later, to make matters worse, a friend of Mike, Charlie, who jetted from Ghana to London on a study permit, spilled an item of news with sour contents; his businesses in Tema were completed gutted by fire and nothing was recovered. Mike was left between the devil and deep blue sea-what to do next became a riddle. Again, he went to Adrian’s abode. Still, Adrian kept to his word-the inevitability of offering as sacrifices Maria and her 7-month old pregnancy. Knowing that his life would be in danger, should he not do it, Mike vowed he will resuscitate himself from the mess he was in, no matter what.

Maria went about her daily duty as a store keeper in a big-time pharmaceutical, a stone throw from her house. To her surprise, she met a completely messed Mike bed-ridden and stinking. His body was seriously decaying and it became very obvious that Mike will experience excruciation before leaving his wife. On his death bed in tears, Maria asked: ‘dear, what suddenly took over your body? What was responsible for this mystery? Who did this to you? ‘In a slow tone, Mike replied: ‘never worry yourself about my predicament. It’s fate I die this way. My time is really up. I became rich by offering my entire family as blood sacrifices for my fortune, fame and money I acquired. Now, the Hood of Dragons, the cult I joined since my schooling days where I first performed my first ritual, wanted me to use you and my unborn child for another sacrifice so that my acquisitions will be sustained. But I refused. They struck me with this deadly ailment as a way of getting back at me for violating the fraternity’s law. Always tell my unborn child that dad loves you and he wants you to always remember what the bible says: the love of money is the root of all evil’ He breathes his last and gave up the ghost, with his decaying hands wrapped around his wife’s fist.

Title: Winds of Change

Number of Words 18, 637

 

Wake Up, Dream Boy!

Genre: Fiction-adventure, horror, mystery, action, teenage

Word Count: 7500 words

Synopsis

The thriller, ‘Wake up, Dreamer boy!’ is a masterpiece that explores the ordeals of a young teenage man through a dream he had. It combines geographic names, conceptualized characters, metaphysical locations and various thought realms in a creatively stylish fashion for the reader to be kept glued to his or her sitting support, perusing every chapter such that it becomes entertaining to the very end.

Really, things took upside-down positions as the teenager, who at the time was in High school, took to ardent viewing of horrific movies and more especially, frequent reading of books containing diabolic undertones, installing in his mind the imaginations of evil deeds and all manner of diabolisms. Consequently, he became so obsessed with anything scary that soliloquizing became his second nature. In fact, during class-room lectures, he was left out of the learning galore as the thoughts of previously watched scary movies echoed themselves and took center stage in his mind. Left alone, he took his time to go on look-outs for books, whatever the price, that flood in the beings of Zombies, ghosts and other extra-terrestrial entities.

To make matters worse, his friends, owing to their inability to put at bay the in-dwelling of evil machinations conceived by frequently keeping his eyes glued to movies and books unveiling scary images, blood-feasting demons, cannibals and commit-suicide voices of evil, kept him at armslenght to avoiding being infected with the viruses of evil Tom housed. It was so glaring that he would be living a world of his own where he will be the only one to communicate to himself at all times.

Interestingly, like untreated symptoms cum diseases, he became soliloquy-personified. Eating deep into every fiber of his being, he began meditating words he heard from the movies he watched and books he read to acquaint himself on how play second fiddle to the sounds of evil. All efforts made by his mother, whose husband died shortly after the lad was brought to Mother Earth, ended in wild goose chases as the rehabilitation homes and correction facilities encountered hard nut to crack times in trying to uninstall the viral overload of evil machinations. After all said and done, he was shown the exits out of the buildings. His mum, as a result of his excesses, without batting an eyelid, decided to leave him to fate, since she had two other growing infants.

The result of that decision…? A dream that played itself out and inevitably points at one thing: for every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction.

 

Freedom Does Not Exist

Literally, the word ‘freedom’ means ‘a state of being free’, ‘loosened’,  ‘boundless’ or ‘unbound’. In our world, certain interests such as socio-political, cultural and political recognition are seen as statements of freedom in their affairs.On second thought, are they in all ramifications free? If they are, why are eminent restrictions, dominance and other domineering mechanisms observed?

Many nations of the world that claim to be ‘free’ are not in reality what they are.They are subjugated economically, politically culturally and socially by subduing external forces.Their sovereignty is made conspicuous through the consent given by their superiors-the external forces. In a way, this accounts for the reasons certain unexplained restrictions and dominance parade themselves as watch dogs in the day-to-day existence of these nations.

Politically, many third world countries are intensely pressured by the ever-ruling presence of their superiors thereby ascertaining their polity and call the shots in the political arena of developing nations.Over the years, political history of third world nations have been attributed to the orchestrations of external forces-their superiors.Interestingly, they are at the fore-front of every critical political situation and will determine in future what should be or not in these countries.This is the reason many policies in the third world nations are held ‘spell-bound’

Socially, certain values are being introduced into the world that are unequivocally eaten deep into already-existing values.This has encouraged a form of ‘mental slavery’;the mindset that  the values practiced are subject to what are said to be accepted.Hence, people, regardless of position, cultural background and race, have fallen into this snare of slavery.

What does the Bible say? It states to the New Creation Christian; you were bought with a price. By implication, it is either you are a bond-slave to be used by GOD to fulfill your mandate on earth or become a slave to the world.Even if you see yourself as an Atheist, then you become enslaved in the prison called your mind and in shackles called your reasoning.

Always remember this;the world is a big or mighty prison;you can run but you can’t hide.Nothing is free, even in Freetown!