The Pieces of a circle-By- Egonu Benjamin-Mario

by Eden Benibo

Egonu Benjamin-Mario🔔
Here’s a multi talented graduate of Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) .
Mario is a young creative writer who stands unwaveringly on the soil of positivity, with the courage and zeal to transcend having the gift of writing; as he also constantly nurtures this gift beyond all odds.
He is a poet who strongly believes that “the strokes of words paint images and at the same instant give life which never dies, unless those words forgotten”.
As ‘days bleed into years’, the hands of time incessantly reveal his footprints on the track of many literary accomplishments.
Aside his writing skills,he is also very good in the art of editing.
Editing not just the “writeups” but also, the “wrongdoings”. Replacing, negativity with positivity in the chronicles of Africa and the world at large.
We look forward to seeing Mario~
Glow on!🔥
Unremittingly impacting lives with the flames of positivity🥂
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Here’s the creatively knitted short story written by Benjamin-Mario popularly known by the pen name I_am_Mario_Cruzo

Pieces of a Circle
It was his Freshman {First} year in the university and Kennix (Ken) a handsome young guy, was walking briskly to the faculty hall to complete his clearance exercise. He was in the same haste as were other freshmen students of his set. The idea was to get to the hall in time in order to secure a good position on the queue in order to complete his clearance early enough.

In that mental state of anxiety and absent mindedness( he was literary lost in his thoughts of what eventualities his university days had in store for him), he didn’t notice the pretty young lady approaching him. He bumped into her. Only then was he sharply pulled back to reality. His eyes came in contact with that of the pretty girl who looked slightly dishevelled and in a state of shock. This was because she too had been lost in her thoughts as she was hurrying back to her hostel to get a document she needed for the clearance.

He issued a heartfelt apology to the girl whose name he soon came to know was Amanda (Mandy). They exchange contact and as the months go by, they get closer. Love grew from their friendship and so the story goes…they started dating. Although they were in different departments, they were an inseparable pair. They were both from very wealthy family backgrounds. So they were supposedly a perfect match.

In the second semester of their Sophomore {Second} year in the university, Kennix goes late to a particular general lecture and finds no vacant seat. A very loveable and gorgeous damsel offers to share her seat with him. He appreciates the gesture and after the lecture, he tries to find out a little more about her. He finds out that this charitably caring girl is called Leila and is from a Middle-class background.They get talking and slowly but steadily, they become very best of friends. Coupled with the fact that they were in the same department.

Leila as a very pretty girl has her fair share of romantic advances being made towards her by guys of different levels and class. Two of such guys are Breezy(a very rich and rugged cultist {Black axe}and Max ( A very intelligent genius and promising young man, with good moral upbringing). She turns all of them down. Because at this point she was already in love with Ken.

She finds it hard to let her feeling known to him directly but just shows it by her actions and unusual care towards him. Ken, on his own part, loves her too but couldn’t make it known because he was already in a relationship with Mandy.

Nancy, Leila’s best friend, keeps on advising and encouraging her to make her feelings known to Ken before it gets too late. But all of her advice falls on deaf ears. This is because Leila is afraid of being rejected or maybe because she wasn’t so sure if he feels the same way about her (She didn’t wanna look like a fool or a desperate girl).

In their Penultimate{third} year in the university, Leila finally opens up to Ken. He is caught in a dilemma of having to choose between Mandy and Leila. He loves Mandy too much to let her go (having come a long way with her) while Leila seems like every guy’s dream girl. They both decide to play along and see how long it lasts. Leila starts visiting him at his lodge occasionally. On one of those occasions, Mandy decides to pay Ken a surprise visit and meets ken with Leila. Ken lies to her that Leila is his Cousin. Mandy is temporarily satisfied with the explanation but becomes alarmed when the rate of visits by Leila increases.

Leila relates the recent happenings to Nancy, who warns her to be very careful. One thing leads to another, and Ken decides to propose to Mandy so as to calm her down and disprove her suspicion. Unknown to Ken, on one of those occasions when Leila had visited him and they got Intimate, she had been impregnated by him.

Leila starts noticing Significant changes in her body and a delay in her menstrual cycle. After the second month and her flow wasn’t forthcoming, she becomes alarmed. She confides in Nancy, who is equally shocked at the sad circumstance in which her best friend was. She goes for a pregnancy test and the suspicion is made true. She is 2 months and a week pregnant!!!

She informs Ken about the situation at hand, and he strongly persuades her to abort the foetus. All to no avail. Along the line, Mandy finds out about the secret relationship and the pregnancy. She breaks up with Ken and leaves him shattered.

Ken decides to channel his love and attention towards Leila who is now in her sixth month of pregnancy. A month later, Leila goes into premature labour. She delivers a baby boy but looses a lot of blood. She dies some hours later, due to complications during birth and severe haemorrhage, with these last words to Ken, ” I have loved you until my last breath. Let our Son remind you of our Love!”

The premature baby boy is kept in the Clinical Incubator till he becomes mature enough to survive at normal room temperature.

Ken takes full responsibility of the child and spends the rest of his days mourning the death of Leila.

The End.

I_am_Mario_Cruzo

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18 comments

Collins October 18, 2017 - 6:38 am

A good one…but let your suspense be a little unpredictable

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I_am_Mario_Cruzo✌️ October 18, 2017 - 4:36 pm

Thanks Bro!!

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zitee October 18, 2017 - 7:35 am

nice one bruh❤

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Adaeze chika October 18, 2017 - 7:35 am

Nice one Mario. Thumps up

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zimuzor October 18, 2017 - 7:41 am

Nice one there!!! Keep it up

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zimuzor October 18, 2017 - 7:45 am

Touching story

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Bright October 18, 2017 - 8:18 am

That’s wonderful dear, really got me thinking what really happened. I always call you Sir Ben.

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Dillys October 18, 2017 - 9:04 am

👍👍👍
Nice one

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Chukwu George October 18, 2017 - 10:25 am

I personally love to read headlines of newspapers, tragedy, articles, etc then imagine a tragic backstory based on that unique headline. Kudos Mario. Love lasts forever, life runs out. I look forward to really seeing you glow.

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Stephen October 18, 2017 - 10:50 am

Well done economist Ben Mario , good one there, there should be a little bit of complications there such that we can’t predict the end from the start or the next line. Good one bro.

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Chima October 18, 2017 - 11:56 am

Nicely done brother.. good effort!

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Ucheagwu Sandra October 18, 2017 - 2:44 pm

Impressive Mario! Keep it coming

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Chiderah October 18, 2017 - 2:56 pm

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Mawioo💪💪💪

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I_am_Mario_Cruzo✌️ October 18, 2017 - 4:37 pm

Thanks Everyone for your kind comments!! I really appreciate you all.. 😊

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Chinonso October 18, 2017 - 5:25 pm

Nice one Mario. Keep it up

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Mary Belo October 21, 2017 - 4:27 am

Nice one Mario. We should talk oh. It has been a while.

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folorentorium January 27, 2019 - 9:21 am

Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

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erjilo pterin May 9, 2020 - 1:07 pm

This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

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