IF ONLY HE WAS A GIRL | a short story by Maria Oluwabukola Oni

Sodiq once told him that putting strands from his eyelashes on his father’s footwear could make him forget to flog him. He didn’t believe it, but Sodiq was Alfa Sulaimon’s son and what better time to test the hypothesis than now when he faced imminent agony?

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