I came to forget my mother and life went on as usual. One night, I took my torch and followed my father secretly because during every night, he used to wake up and come back to bed after a certain time.  I was curious about what my father did during the night.

I kept following him and found that in the palace, there was a tunnel I didn’t know before. I entered it too but he couldn’t hear my footsteps. Truly, I was afraid. I raised my eyes and saw a lightened big room. My father reached there already and knelt down. I heard a strange voice saying: “From now, you are cursed”.

I turned back quickly. That voice was not my father’s. The following day, I decided to go back in the tunnel to see where that voice was coming from and to know why my father was cursed. At the age of five, my mother gave me a chaplet and told me: “My daughter, take this chaplet. You will use it to scare someone whom you will be afraid of.”

I took that chaplet and entered the tunnel again. I reached the big room. It was really scary. “Dorcas, where are you going?” The strange voice asked me. “Why did you curse my father?” I asked it. That voice told me that my father was a bad person and that he could kill me when he came to know that I was in that tunnel.

“Come closer and take off that cloth that covers that big glass,” that voice ordered me. I approached and took it off. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was the body of my mother. Beside it, there was a small bottle. “Your father killed her. Every night he comes here to splash that perfume in the small bottle on her,” the voice told me.

“Here it is – the Holy Perfume that can accuse him of killing my beloved mother,” I told the crowd in the court gazing at my father, the King of Takali, who was about to be given a death penalty.

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Sandra James
Sandra James(@sandra-james)
1 year ago

Wow, Eric, you have certainly written a powerful story for your first Voice.club story! A very strong protagonist. I feared for her at first, then felt complete admiration for her bravery in avenging her mother’s death and ensuring the killer, her own father, was punished. I look forward to reading many more of your stories in the future. Well done!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Hi, Eric. A warm welcome to Voice club. It is a very nice writing on your first story. And your protagonist is very brave to find out the mystery of his father leaving at night. And his bravery led to solving the crime of murdering his mother and holding the culprit accountable and being punished. I am hoping to read more stories from you. Good job.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Eric Rugerinyange
1 year ago

You’re welcome, Eric.

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