The Twilight Zone: Episode Snowball

Written by Ayomide Oluwasegun Tayo II

Imagine a world without regrets? Imagine a world where we never have to look back and wonder what could have been because we have already seen the future. That would be perfect right? What if someone shows you your future, how would you react? Would you follow the white rabbit or will you still be plugged in the Matrix. You are about to find out. 

The year is 1953. It’s morning and a young Anthony Enahoro steps out from his home ready to face his destiny and make history. With a briefcase on his right hand he steps into the blue Peugeot, parked right in front of his house. The driver starts the engine and drives off on a journey that is going to change the lives of millions of people forever but he doesn’t know it.

“I can feel it in my bones. Today is going to be a great day” says Anthony Enahoro to his driver. “Why do you say so sir?” asks the driver. “Today is the day of freedom. Today is the day Nigerians tell the British that we are capable of steering the ship. Today we ask for independence” beams Anthony Enahoro with pride. “Independence?” the driver asks. “Yes, independence. No more bowing and genuflecting to the snotty long noses from England. We are not the Queen’s puppets. We are a nation filled with intelligent men and women created to become the best in whatever we lay our hands on” says Enahoro with passion on the tip of his tongue. “Wish you the best of luck sir.” Anthony Enahoro doesn’t believe in luck and shrugs off his driver’s good luck wish. “Come off it, we don’t need luck. Even the stars align to our request. The hour has come upon us. We must seize this moment. Nigeria must be truly 100% Nigerian. Just wait and see.”

The conversation stops. The car moves towards the House of Parliament. Within the next few minutes, Anthony Enahoro’s vision becomes blurry and he falls into a deep sleep.

Ladies and gentlemen reading this, Anthony Enahoro is about to step into a place where the present and the future collide. The young Anthony Enahoro is about to come face to face with the monster he created, the kraken he released. Anthony Enahoro is about to step into the… Twilight Zone.

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I Still Want My Coat.

She enters Pa Adeniyi’s cab all soaked and wet from the heavy downpour. Her wet clothes cling to her shapely figure. The septuagenarian behind the wheel, Pa Adeniyi obviously has seen a lot of prostitutes before in his time and has had his fair share of women of the streets. This young lady sitting at the back of his car is different though. She is not only sexy but beautiful, a rare combination for women in this line of trade. Pa Adeniyi’s throat becomes dry when he looks at her skin. It’s radiant and alluring. It is begging to be caressed, stroked, kissed and bitten. The lady removes her drenched top revealing her green bra which flaunts her ample cleavage. Pa Adeniyi is aroused, his brain pumps blood to a part of his body that he thought had permanently gone flaccid a few years ago. She brings out a new top from her bag and wears it. It’s tighter and more seductive. Flick! A hot orange flame from her lighter burns her cigarette. Her cherry painted lips part evenly to allow nicotine escape. Pa Adeniyi is scoping her from his rear view mirror. She looks up and sees him looking at her. Their eyes meet. She lets out a small grin. Embarrassed, Pa Adeniyi focuses on the road ahead. Out of the blue, the voluptuous vixen leaves her seat at the back and moves to the passenger’s seat. She holds his left hand. “Park” says the lady. The old man doesn’t argue. She comes close to him and says “don’t worry baba I will treat you good”. Pa Adeniyi thanks his lucky stars for the wonderful night he is about to have. Continue reading “I Still Want My Coat.”