The Friday Fictioneers are at it again, thanks to the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and the kind David Stewart who provided the prompt for this week. Please, find below my story. Feel free to critique and comment. Thank you.
In February 1966, The First President of the Republic of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown in a coup d’etat while on a state visit to North Vietnam and China. I was not born then, but my mother later told me that his overthrow was greeted with much mixed feelings. Some carried their enthusiasm too far and burnt down his statue.
This story inspired my 100 words.
I was in my room listening to the radio when I heard people running past my window.
The week before, the President had been overthrown in a coup d’état in his absence to China. There had been mixed feelings especially now that we were hearing news about looting of the shops.
Now, I became curious as they rushed past, so I followed the crowd at a trot to the Market Square and could only stare, aghast as the frenzied mob hacked off Nkrumah’s head and limbs in ghoulish glee.
Goodness! That was the President who led us to gain independence!
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