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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