A little boy makes a decision he considers best, but it landed him dead

He fired the trigger, and the firing pin struck the primer; it fired up the gun powder and the flaming powder. Its pressure pushed the bullet down the barrel and finally out of the muzzle. Swift as the prairie wind and handsome as a June afternoon, he heard the target snort after the blaring sound of the gun faded away. Excitement greeted his heart as he ran to steal a close look, the leaves crackling under his feet as he trudged towards the game.

Hunting was not a social event. It was the coming of age for young men. The leaves hummed and feathered as they shuffled through the bright forest. That's when "buck fever" sets in. He could imagine bagging the biggest buck in the forest, hanging the head in the den with people cheering, applauding, and thinking he was the outstanding hunter. He had always told his friend Udo about a hunt he would go for.

The chirping of the birds serenaded the atmosphere as dawn broke forth. His adrenaline was now at its peak as the long-awaited day had become the moment. 

He was now heaving breathlessly over the game. The buck fever was over; he had indeed killed the biggest game. His trickling tears at first became heavy torrents. Udo's father, Okoye, could not bring Udo to a hunt because he was not of age himself. And yet Udo came. It was him who ran with the speed of a deer and fell with the snort of a buck.

View all 24 likes

Create An Ad Like Th...

Give your skills and business more visibility with NairaPen Ads. We'll...

View details
Dr Abiodun Anifow...

More from Edeh Chinecherem

What To Do When Family Sa...

This gives an insight into how to handle family interference when it comes to choosing a s...

Edeh Chinecherem
2 years ago


This talks about the importance of identifying with one's native language even as a learne...

Edeh Chinecherem
2 years ago

Love Is Not Idle

This is a contemporary representation of the conception of Jesus.

Edeh Chinecherem
1 year ago

Ogechukwu (god's Time)

A young lady learns how to handle pressure instead of making lifetime decisions out of pre...

Edeh Chinecherem
1 year ago


There are stages in life, and we don't choose stages that greet us.

Edeh Chinecherem
1 year ago

You may also like

Becoming A Professional D...

Being a DJ is one of the many things that get music lovers very excited. Imagine yourself...

Caleb Nwaizu
1 year ago


Teenage Mentoring Teenagers: Bullying is the act of harassing or annoying (someone) persis...

Teenage Guide Wit...
1 year ago

Young Legal Personality O...

Interview piece with Barr Mrs Lois Onagie Hibbert as the Young legal personality of the mo...

Lawrence Enyinda...
1 year ago

Spill It Out!

The sin series...“Spill it out!” Raina said looking at a beaming Shruti. “Ma'am, I am losi...

Esther Antai
1 year ago


Health is the state of being free from physical or psychological disease, illness, or malf...

Ocheni Emmanuel S...
1 year ago
Comments (4)
Support this Writer
Secured Payment in Dollars