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Tales of the forsaken lad


Depressed man. Photo Hacker Noon

What would make a couple think about poisoning and killing their only God-given child? That was the story of Timilehin Oluranti.

His parents had given up all hope that the young boy would make it in life, simply because he had partial stroke and some little psychological disabilities.

As Timilehin grew, he had many enemies and detractors, who wished him nothing, but doom and gloom. Everybody called him Timi.


Even his avowed enemies all pretended they loved him, but deep down in their hearts, they hated him passionately.

Though Timi had managed to finish his elementary education and was now in the secondary school, his parents saw nothing good in this frail-looking, young boy.

They still nursed the idea of killing him by food poisoning one day.

They felt he would be a failure at the end of the day.

But deep down in Timi’s heart, he had a frenzied passion for drawing things.

He loved arts so much that he would make sketches of pictures on the table, chairs and anything he could lay his hands on.

Surprisingly, by the time Timi reached final class in the secondary school, he had grown to be a wizard and prodigy in the arts class.

He proceeded to study Fine and Applied Arts in the university.


Before one could say Timi, his works and paintings sold millions, even in foreign currencies.

He became a multimillionaire, got married with kids and changed the lives of his parents from poverty to abundant wealth.

He became a renowned artist all over the world.

His parents later begged God for forgiveness of sins concerning their earlier thoughts and misconceptions about Timi.

It also became a big surprise to his detractors and enemies, who later realised the awesomeness of God.

Re: ‘Flicker Of A Golden Future’

Dear Segun. Human beings must face one problem or another. What happened to Adubi was a great lesson in life. Mojisola, her wicked aunt, regretted her bad ways.

In the end, Ololade became successful. Great story.

-Alhaji Wola Olayinka, Ibadan, Oyo State

Dear Segun. ‘Flicker Of A Golden Future’ is an interesting story. The mathematics of God played well in Adubi’s life.

It was like Psalm 126, when the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, it was like a dream.

Shame to Mojisola, because Adubi’s life later changed for the better.

-Mr. Emmanuel Olaniyan, Omu-Aran, Kwara State

Dear Segun. Thanks for the conclusion of your didactic story. All is well that ends well.

The likes of Adubi, Martins and Ololade are many in our society. Nice one.


-Jide Ojo, Abuja

Re: ‘Trapped In The Rainstorm’

Sir, ‘Trapped In The Rainstorm’ is a wonderful narrative told with the self-confidence of an expert. I admire your creative capacity.

-Samuel Ekanem, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State

Re: ‘Beyond The Eyes Of Man’

Dear Segun. Can you convince Ilemore to share some of his powers with me? Wonderful story!

-Simple Esiobe, Warri, Delta State.

Dear Segun. My comments on the above titled story can be compared to the biblical story of Samson and the Philistines in Judges: 16 vs 20-31. Thrilling story!


– Mr. Emmanuel Olaniyan

Re: ‘One Bad Turn…’

Dear Segun. When a lady loves a man, nobody can change her mind. And it is not good to force youths to marry someone they don’t love.

Peaceful and contented love is better than a forceful one. Sergeant Shangolade later got the punishment he deserved. Awesome story!

-Alhaji Wola Olayinka

Re: ‘Accursed Money’

Dear Segun. It’s great to see you extending your reach to both old and new readers of your beautiful writings. Continue to reach for the stars, but keep your feet firmly on the ground. Interesting works!

-Bola Olusomiro, Texas, United States

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