The tenth girl

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I wrote this story in July, i wanted to write something playful and light. I’d be posting short pieces I wrote a while ago here, I can’t seem to find the inspiration to write anything now. I hope to get back to regular blogging soon though- I have Duru and Uju’s tags to answer

THE TENTH GIRL

He called her Nwanyidiuto, what else could he have named her? His tenth daughter and tenth child, he had to agree that females were a pleasure, and a daughter a sweet thing.
When his wife was pregnant for the first time, he wished for a daughter. A man’s first daughter was always his true love, the one who cared the most for him, the one whose love never faltered. He’d envied the bond that his father and his sister shared, how they didn’t need words to say the things that mattered. When his…

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