STORY: Harvest of Tears: (Episode 4)

Harvest of tears

Harvest of Tears: Episode 4 – Weed

The house was quiet, it wasn’t unlike grandma to
observe her siesta after the Sunday service.

Lucinda had gone to the salon to have her hair
done. Kingsley indulged himself in a movie and
Henry was in the backyard.

Kingsley had observed
that Henry had made it a habit to slip into the
backyard at the slightest opportunity. On this day,
he decided to pry on him through the window. He
found Henry in the solitude and shade provided by
the mango tree. He was puffing smoke.

He held
what looked like a cigarette in his hand and he
looked so at peace. Kingsley was intrigued by the
discovery and the image dawdled in his mind.

Harvest of Tears Episode 4 – Weed

Kingsley kept the finding to himself. He wanted to
tell Lucinda but he was sure that she would tell
Grandma and that would be the end of Henry’s
stay in the house. He felt too young to keep a
secret but he was willing to try.

Before long, Grandma sensed something was
wrong. She noticed Kingsley’s frequent sudden
glances at Henry, it was as though a burden was
weighing him down. She didn’t want to frighten the
little boy with many questions.

She touched him on
the shoulder and queried,
Kay, is there something you want to tell me?
No, Nothing at all
Kingsley answered and slipped out of her sight.
She wasn’t satisfied with his answer. His words
seemed laced with lies but she had to give him
time to come forward with a more acceptable truth.
On one of those days, Henry was i………. Harvest of Tears: (Episode 5)>>>>

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