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The Best Laid Plan
by Naija Stories   (Author)
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BLAME IT ON A YELLOW DRESS

She knew nobody was allowed to touch her there, that secret place where even she felt ashamed to look, because Mummy had said so. But Daddy wasn’t nobody. Huge, hairy Daddy, whose deep voice always surprised her when he spoke; Daddy with his preoccupied air and intimidating collection of professors’ books; Daddy who never saw her.
She was standing before the mirror when he came into her room. Daddy looked at her long and hard. Then he said he wanted to inspect her, make sure she was clean, really clean inside, because the inside was what mattered. Daddy said it was something all Daddies did. It was the Daddies’ job to ensure that their little girls were always clean. Daddy said this and she was glad to listen—it wasn’t very often that he spoke to her. He told her to take off her dress. It was the new yellow one she loved; the one with the white lace that ran along the hems and the neckline; the one she would wear when she turned seven next week. Mummy had warned her not to wear it before her birthday so she would not soil it, but she had wanted to try it on one more time.
She hesitated only for a second. Daddies should always be obeyed; her class teacher always said so. She took it off, her pretty yellow dress, and laid it carefully at the edge of her bed. She didn’t want it to get creased. Daddy looked at her and nodded slowly, and she beamed, glad to have his approval. Daddy said very nice my dear, but we have to make sure you are really clean… inside. Daddy’s voice had changed now. This was not the deep rumble she knew; this voice had a strange cooing quality to it, like Daddy was whistling.

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Author: Naija Stories
Publisher: NS Publishing
Publication date: 2012
Pages: 53
Product dimensions: 423 x 600
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Overview
Best Laid Plans and Other Stories is a collection stories that show a darker side of humanity in Nigeria. It includes stories about an armed robbery gone wrong, a crooked politician who would rig his way to victory, and a young man's encounter with the Devil. These are stories populated with villainous characters - stories that will thrill you, still you... and chill you.
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Naija Stories is a social network for Nigerian writers of all skill levels and readers of both genre novels and literary fiction. It is an avenue for readers and publishers to discover new authors and for writers to share their work, gain recognition, and connect with their audience and each other.
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