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Due to another insanely busy weekend and no extra head space, I’m a bit late for the party. This was a learning experience for me.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 150
LORD OF ALL BEASTS
Assa handed the young woman a package filled with herbs. “Put these in your tea and, in less than a year, you will hold your little one in your arms, Dembe.”
Dembe’s full lips spread into a smile and her dark cheeks shone with tears. “Thank you, I hope he will be a strong, handsome boy like yours, Mrs. Dada.”
“Call me Mzazi, for I am not longer a wife, only a mother.”
Gazing out the window, Assa watched her ten-year-old son trudge up the dusty road. His slow pace and stooped shoulders told her he was weary from a day of working in the fields. This would not be so had Andreas not cast them out, swearing the child was not his. Her anger burned white-hot.
“Jambo, Miss Dembe.” He bowed as he entered the house.
Hugging her package to her chest, Dembe nodded. “Jambo yourself, Bwana Idi Amin.”