A Man's Dilemma!
For a fleeting second the "woman in the house" crossed his mind, he cursed himself and the gods for not giving him guidance, after all is that not the reason why he gave sacrifices to them? What was the point in forfeiting a perfectly good piece of yam and succulent fowls when they cannot even give him good advice on the kind of woman to "put in the house", they made him end up with that "woman in the house" he cursed them again for deceiving him, making him "talk" to her in the night when palm wine had changed the face of her beauty! He also cursed "the woman" for getting pregnant after his short "talk", truth be told he could not even remember "their talk" and would not allow himself stay sober enough so he would not have to "talk" to her again.
He stared again into the dregs of his palm wine thinking of how he would start a fight so that maidens would come and touch his muscles, he liked that, he had something in his loincloth for them! if they were not careful with him, he would show them! He had already decided which one of them he would "talk to" and this time he would make sure that his eyes were clear, he would not drink any palm wine when the time came, so as not to make mistakes! He already knew that palm wine had a way of changing people's faces and their beauty. He could not take the risk of waking up with a masquerade!
Tomorrow was going to be a good day! He jumped up from his seat and thanked Abasi Ibom the greatest God of all, the one who his father had named him after! what a good man his father! if the gods advised him well he would win his prize soon, and if he won his prized maiden, he would give the gods "good sacrifices", whatever they desired, even though secretly he wondered how invisible beings ate and drank, with this thought he went inside to fetch his gourd and walked purposely through the village towards his favourite palm tree, the one who's wine was the sweetest of them all!.
I hope you liked my story, Abasi Ibom means Almighty God in my language.