“This is going to be my year,” she thought to herself as she stirred the pot of stew. She had stayed up so many sleepless nights plotting. Her parents being around didn’t make it any easier. Finally, they were out of town for the New Year celebrations, and she knew he would definitely go out to party, then they’d stab him just as planned.
Indeed it became her year: her year of court dates, standing before a jury and the year that she was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for the murder of her brother. Stupid sibling rivalry!
This story was published for the January 2018 edition of Writers Space Africa.