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Will this be a problema persistent one to sadly end years of beating the odds?

Or just another preya satisfying one soon to join the list of wins?

Sheeila deploys her skill at wriggling and squeezing, precursors to a lethal strike; she was made for this.

She will hold Feathery on all sides and launch one venomous dose; just the right amount to silence ten of her kind.

The muscled grip will threaten blood flow and deal some pain.

But Feathery cannot be bothered; she understands what should be done.

The long stretch of Sheeila’s muscled length still holding, gripping…

Yet, Feathery will not be troubled – no be today!

Songs have been sung of mighty elephants in times pastnot for their fame, memory or strength; but of the kinds of slithery Sheeila who brought them to knees in fatal strikes, never to rise again.

Is this any of Feathery’s concern? Precedence and records of mortality mean nothing, for we are not moved by what we seeor feel, right?

The squeeze and discomfort are what they are: distractions, passing pain.

The end to the problem is within focus, and that’s all that matters…

Not the unease to the leg, the subtle strain on the wing, or the terrifying thought that the end is near.

For after all is said and done, a snake without its head is just a worm.

Another meal. Another victory. Another trophy.

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Ripples: The Brute, the Bad and the Snitch

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My absence on the blog has fetched me several names in the past, but none has been more solid than the one I got some weeks ago.

He must have seen me in his dream or something. I’ll bet he woke up and decided to drag out the object of his nightmare. BBM helped him do that. I’ll call him Brutus.

Brutus: You eh? Na wah to you!

I was waiting for my garri to elevate to the benchmark at the time.

Me: Sir, what I do??

Brutus: You have backslid.

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Musings: My Top Ten

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Writing a new year good wishes at this time seems like something most people won’t do (seeing that the year is not so new anymore), but I guess it’s either this scribbler isn’t really like most people or something is not entirely right. I’m more comfortable with the former.

This is several weeks overdue, but I’ll go on regardless and wish readers a wonderful and fruitful new year and new month. On the bright side, I got the opportunity to wish you on the double, probably better than the “gyn-ish” double the Eritrean government supposedly has to offer.

By now, resolutions that would really stay will be in motion already, while the other resolutions―those guidelines for the first few days/weeks of the year that usually fade away with the frenzy―would have met their usual fate: total abandon, or if you like, calamitous waterloo (I miss Honorable Patrick Obahiagbon).

In my defense for my one-month long hiatus post- last post (pardon that combo), I’ve been doing a little reading on the blog, trying to figure the major glitches that caused the bad market last year. Okay, scratch that. That was me being dramatic.

So far, it’s been a long interesting read. I think I found a bit of what I was looking for, in addition to the typos and omissions of course. Some of the posts made me laugh and got me asking myself what I was thinking when I wrote them. I marveled at the experiences I never thought I could share but did. A few were products of testing new waters; attempts at new style/genre. I still can’t pinpoint the ghost readers or send them a little dose of insomnia until they comment and share, but I can do my part and see where it goes from here.

In no particular order, below are my top favorite posts I’ll like you to check:

Dear Future Bae
Sour-prano Untamed
The Judge Next Door
The Things We Share
Client X: The End of Me
Knocked Out
The Things in Your Heart
A Tale of Sevens and Perfection
Sow a Seed
Life Drama

I would love to start the year with your feedback on these posts or any other post that interests you. Perhaps this would help identify a niche or two that should get more devotion.

This is me grinning in anticipation that you’ll read and say what you think.

I am @jossef69 on twitter.

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