The last seven minutes.

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"Listen Yaz, soon the government is going to tell us about a meteor coming for the earth but that would be a ploy to keep people out and in check. That's when it'll happen, the Martians! They will finally make their way into the earth and take control of everything". Yaz had just walked in on me reading a book from my favorite author, David Icke.


"All that nonsense you keep reading is messing with your head. How do you even know Aliens exist? Least of all the civilization you talk about? What you should be doing right now is preparing for your trip. Deon must be feeling so anxious to see you". My sister is nothing like me. She lives in the real world while I, on the other hand, live in the books on my shelf. "I am off to work now, I'll see you soon". She kissed me on the cheek and headed for the door.


​At five o'clock in the evening, I thought I would just grab a snack and watch the cooked up stories they feed us on the news when I saw the breaking news;


"A meteoroid is set to pass through the earth's atmosphere. This might cause an explosive break-up, which may eventually cause the massive discharge of electromagnetic energy thereby throwing global connection off balance. The world has now reached a unanimous decision to sever all global communication. We may be  looking at a long ten years of reconstruction after the impact." The lady on the news looked sad and terrified. She was only holding it together to pass the information. "Seven minutes is all we have before all communications are disconnected".


​​​​"Have you heard? Everyone is going mad out there trying to call their friends and family. It is now or ten years later. I've got to call mum and dad. They must be so confused right now" Yaz buzzed in disrupting my train of thought.


​"Damn it! I knew it would come to this cock and bull meteor story.  I'm telling you it's the Martians. They are here." I cursed beneath my breath. "I've got to call Deon," I said looking down at my bulging tummy.


​Deon and I got married a year ago and I was supposed to join him in Austria where I would have my baby and eventually start a family together. Though he didn't know anything about my pregnancy, I wasn't sure why I kept it from him. Maybe because he had been a little skeptical having me come over but I wasn't sure what changed his mind as well. I felt tensed putting the call through.








"Deon! Have you seen the news? It's crazy and I think it is going to get even crazier. But I have something very important to tell you. I'm six months pregnant Deon. It's a girl...I think we should name her 'Noor'.


​"you are pregnant?" Deon went silent on the phone. I could hear him breathe heavily.


​"You know before all this is over, she is going to be almost ten years old. I can't believe you would miss this important event in our lives. I'll tell her everything about you and what a good man you are. Do you remember that journal you got me? I will write all our memories inside and save them just for you." A well of tears poured down my eyes.


​"I have to tell you something" Deon finally spoke again. He was sobbing this time.


"You also think it's the Martians right?" Hearing me say that, my sister rolled her eyes at me.


​"No Freya listen to me. I'm so sorry about what I am going to say to you right now. I did it for us, so we can have a better life. I've been hesitant about having you move down here because I am marr..." It suddenly went quiet from his end.


​"Time up cupcake. I'm stuck with your crazy ass now". My sister muttered clutching a pillow tightly to her chest.






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Tiger Lily
17 Feb

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is so good!!!!!!!!!

I was actually gasping out loud and laughing in parts - Benazir!!!! this is amazing! hahahahaha

You took this assignment to the next level!!!!!!!!!!!

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Benazir Ibrahim
17 Feb

💃💃💃

This is how I dance when I'm excited. This is because you think it was good, that's enough for me ma'am.

Now I want UU badly for I know it. Is going to be amazing.

Thanks, ma'am.

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Tiger Lily
18 Feb

hehehehe it was better than good!   it was really a thrill to read!  :)

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Benazir Ibrahim
18 Feb

Thank you ma'am.🤗🤗

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Benazir Ibrahim
18 Feb

Thank you ma'am.🤗🤗

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Merit Ahama
17 Feb

This is so impressive and I must say I was short of words after reading this, you did great with the story behind the situation. 

So he is married over there so he didn't want you to go there to meet him and you are pregnant with his child, that's so sad. 

The fact that your sister doesn't believe it's gonna happen and it happened almost immediately got me laughing at her. 

I love this dear, superb write up. 

Welcome to UU 

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Benazir Ibrahim
17 Feb

Thank you, Merit. I just had to come up with something. I am thrilled you loved it.

it's no wonder he was so reluctant to have her over. He didn't want her to find out about the marriage. Perhaps he did it for the papers.

Hehe. Yaz didn't believe her. Btw, she still thinks her sister is crazy. Hehehe. But she's stuck with her for the next ten years. They'd raise the baby together.

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Cesca Jove
18 Feb

So far the best I have ever read.... whoops 🤭...you are just an amazing writer very creative and methodical.... woah it's more like am reading a novel....

We don't need to hide things or moreover keep things away from someone because you don't know how it feels to know that we ain't at the same place we think we are in someone's life.

Letting the cat out of the bag it's simply letting him know where you stand in his life... but I guess he's happily married somewhere urgh.

Freya you are really a dumbass lmao 🤣🤣

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Benazir Ibrahim
18 Feb

Oh my gosh, I'm red from being washed. Thank you so much.

We need to be very present, practical, and intentional in all our endeavors. We never know when we'd be faced with unforeseen circumstances.

I guess Freya was really living on her shelf and out of touch with reality. Now she has to live ten long years with that aching pain. Deon, on the other hand, would only live with the knowledge of a child somewhere.

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Bright David
17 Feb

This is creativity at its peak... I am even confused if what to say because am lost.. Dear you just raised the bar with this piece. I doubt if anybody can beat this.. How did you even come up with this??... 

Why do you believe the news was a plot by some persons?.. What if it was actually true??.. I am glad you ended up calling your husband though... But did he just tell you he was married?... I bet you thought you were the only one having a confession to make. Guess his own shocked you more... 

But why keeping such good news of a baby girl from him... You are even 6months already and the father of the child still doesn't know?... It well.. 

It's gonna be very difficult to confront him now because if the impending blockage of communication starts, then you can only hear from him after 10years...i wish you all the best in your quest.. Lol

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Benazir Ibrahim
17 Feb

Oh, stop patronizing me. I am itchy to reply to my comments and head over to your blog. You give me goosebumps and I can't wait to read what you have come up with this time. Ain't no bar set here. Just words. Lol

Freya thinks it's some plot because she's been reading a lot of conspiracy theories. A little too much for her good. Hehe

I think she didn't say because she felt the skepticism in Deon. Maybe she was worried he wouldn't want a baby just yet.

It is going to be crazy aftermath for both parties. On the one hand will raise a different family obviously, while Freya on the other hand will raise Noor alone.

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Bright David
17 Feb

Seriously am not patronizing you, I am just saying the obvious here... You blew my mind with this piece, raising the bar so high that no one can beat it... Kudos dear.. I will like to be like you ooo

I really want to know what happens aftermath?.... Hmmm... 10years later.. It will be tough.. Or maybe he wasn't actually trying to say he was married... It might actually be something else.. Lol

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Benazir Ibrahim
18 Feb

I have like minds like yourself as friends. Creativity everywhere I turn. It is natural for me to want to mimic the atmosphere.

The story leaves the aftermath with different possibilities. I can only hope it doesn't break them further apart. 😻😻

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Joe Yenum
17 Feb

This is really good.

I wonder what Deon was about to say though... Really curious 🤔🤔🤔🤔.

Alright fine, I know what she wanted to say... She'd be so heartbroken..

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Benazir Ibrahim
17 Feb

Of course you smartie pants figured it out. Now it's going to be a whole ten years of uncertainty. Tough I tell you.

Thank you, Joe. I appreciate 

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