The Creaking Sliding Door… (Guest Blogger Kwasi Koranteng)

Hello, people! Once in a while, Goldinwords has the privilege of featuring a guest writer with amazing talent evident in their writing. So you can understand why #TeleTuesdays would allow one such writer to step into our limelight today – trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Like Benji intimated some time ago, there must be a little bit more than something connecting that stethoscope to a pen because he’s a medical student too!

He takes a unique look at something almost everyone can identify with at one time or the other and…maybe you’d better just take a look for yourself. Enjoy! 😉 

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Monday 11:08pm

One eye flutters open…it’s blurry…but gradually everything comes into view. The humming of the air conditioner in the background is accentuated by another sound…wait! 11:08pm!! He quickly springs out of the bed in his birthday suit and he’s reminded by the slight ache in his head to take it easy…he sees her sprawled in the bed…he feels bile rise up his throat…

creak-roomI can’t get angry with her…he reasons out… and the little alcoholic wine wasn’t messing with his head when he saw her approach the bar at his best friend’s party… his wedding ring flashes before his eyes and, as if tune with a Wolfgang diminuendo, he slowly sits on the edge of the bed with his face in both palms… what have I done??

He goes straight for his phone…where is it??? He locates his trousers in the couch…

33 missed calls54 messages

All from his wife…‘Sweetheart where are you?’

He fights the tears now… He picks up his clothes and goes to the washroom. After 3 minutes, he comes out all dressed up, but for his belt. The images he so much wants forgotten, come back…a necessary evil if he wants to find his belt.

He heads straight to the other desk in the corner after using his own understanding of the projectile motion lesson… ‘Thank you lazy Mr. Adjei, as for this one dieer you force’, he says under his breath to himself. Tiptoeing around her clothes, he sees his belt lying rather suspiciously with her bra in the swivel chair. He picks his belt up as if it will be infected with some virus from her bra by now…

She’s still snoring gently…the face so innocent…yet soo pretty…she stirs as he walks towards the door…

‘Eddie…’ He closes the door behind him…and that’s not his name.

 

Tuesday 2:37pm

‘Thank you’, she tells the MTN Mobile Money vendor as she walks away with her money. 18 meters away, Mawufemor realised she has been given 15GHS more than she withdrew…

‘God has blessed me’ she says repeatedly to drown the voice of conscience and quickly makes a detour to get herself a treat before she changes her mind…

 

Wednesday 4:30pm

‘Honourable, I can see you’re about to leave your office but I brought you 15% of the contract you awarded P&T Messrs…thank you very much, sir.’ He places the briefcase on his desk.

Image by © John Lund/Stephanie Roeser/Blend Images/Corbis

In the light of Anas’ investigations, Hon. looks at him well, looking for any suspicious device…but he knows him well, the COO of P&T Messrs…

No one is watching

‘God is always watching us’, his pastor’s voice rings in his ears…he swallows the lump in his throat and does the calculations. The money can even silence that voice

Hon. shakes hands with his pleasant bearer of glad tidings…. but he still has this knot in his guts.

 

Thursday 4:16am

He looks over his shoulders as he hands the envelope to the man who gave him a relatively bigger brown envelope containing three WAEC exam papers…

He heads back to campus after sealing the other half of the deal which demanded the second half payment only after the papers drop….

This year, my students will shine…and I will shine too… His big smile reveals his silver tooth.

Sir. Phresh trembles slightly…his hands are shaking… he’s unsure if it’s the cold morning breeze or the weight of the knowledge of what he’s done.

 

Friday 5:30pm

creak-mech ‘Joe, hope you’ve fixed the car? I have a funeral tomorrow.’

‘Mr. Judah, I fix am well well…of all cars, dis be the Bolt of da moment’…

He hands the car keys to Mr. Judah…knowing too well that latest by next week Tuesday, it will be another payday from Mr. Judah…and yes, with another generous tip…

I do am well aa…eno go come again

Joe wipes the beads of sweat on forehead as he closes the huge gate of the Villa behind him….

 

Saturday

The guilt still hangs over their heads…each one of them playing it over and over in their minds…

 

Sunday 9:43am

creak-god-noGod receives 5641 messages…and they keep coming…

‘It wasn’t me…it was the devil!

‘You know I’m weak…help me!

‘Just one last chance…I won’t watch the porn again!!’

‘I don’t even know why I keep going to him…I know he’s not serious with his life…but he makes me weak in my knees…and I go all the way….I break up with him in Jesus name!’

‘God…this time I mean it…I won’t look at any lady twice!! So help me God.’

 

10:57am

creak-pastor‘…in conclusion, scripture says in 1 Cor 10:13 that the temptations you encounter are not peculiar to you…are not above you because our faithful God knows that He’s given you enough lessons to pass the exam…and He always gives you a creaking sliding door…the only door with a voice.. the voice of the Holy Spirit…and most of you plug your ears!!’

They cringed as they heard Rev. Kay’s voice. …there’s no devil in this equation…you are led by your own lust and desires!!’

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Meanwhile…

Mrs. Kwaakye, the church accountant, is in the church office. She’s pregnant…her husband lost his job 7 weeks ago…a small change in the figures will do Rev. Kay’s assembly no harm

And the sliding door goes into action…creaking all along…

 

Tele: oooooh! *shivers*

 

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24 Comments

  1. Oye said:

    This is great, Kwasi. Thanks for availing yourself to be used. Very necessary reminder in these gray times.

    December 31, 2016
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  2. Judy said:

    Waow!!! It’s not just about how it was written but the message carried by the piece.. Awesome!!

    November 7, 2016
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  3. Ephraim said:

    Awesome…thank you bro

    November 4, 2016
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  4. Hetty said:

    Mercy
    God bless u bro

    November 3, 2016
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    • General ExcellenceKay said:

      God help us all… Amen

      November 4, 2016
      Reply
  5. Maame A said:

    👏👏👏👏.

    November 3, 2016
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  6. Constante said:

    WOW! just wow

    November 3, 2016
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  7. Ewurasi said:

    Nicely written..bless you Sir.

    November 2, 2016
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    • General ExcellenceKay said:

      Amen!!

      November 4, 2016
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    • General ExcellenceKay said:

      Amen

      November 4, 2016
      Reply
  8. Leslie said:

    Hmmmmm….no words. God bless you sir!

    November 2, 2016
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    • General ExcellenceKay said:

      Amen!!

      November 4, 2016
      Reply
  9. Nana Poku said:

    Incredible piece!

    November 2, 2016
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    • General ExcellenceKay said:

      Glad u enjoyed it

      November 2, 2016
      Reply
  10. Phoebe said:

    Keep it up dear

    November 2, 2016
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  11. Asamoah said:

    Master piece… Good work senior. Push it, it’s making impact.

    November 2, 2016
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    • GeneralExcellenceKay said:

      Thanks boss

      November 2, 2016
      Reply
  12. Felix said:

    Excellent piece, one which most of not all identifies with. God bless you

    November 1, 2016
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    • General ExcellenceKay said:

      Amen

      November 1, 2016
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    • GeneralExcellenceKay said:

      Amen…

      November 2, 2016
      Reply
  13. Barbielove said:

    I love this Kwasi . God bless you and please write some more

    November 1, 2016
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    • General ExcellenceKay said:

      Sure would…Amen and thanks!

      November 1, 2016
      Reply
  14. Aure said:

    That is very awesome, thank u so much kwasi, now l have a new sentence for the voice of the Holy spirit the creaking sliding voice door,
    Thanks tele,and Mr kwasi is very good am glad l ready it.

    November 1, 2016
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    • GeneralExcellenceKay said:

      Thanks for the encouragement.

      November 2, 2016
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