Rings Without Suitor

EPISODE ONE

I woke up early the day Cynthia consented to come. That early morning, I cleaned up many places: washed our latrine, expelled spider web, mopped the floor, cleaned the divider, and arranged the bed. I made sure that no place was left untouched. In spite of the fact that I had been doing that before, that particular day was unique. I picked up a broom and swept the whole compound. “Oga, today is not your turn to sweep the compound,” a lady in the compound reminded me. A duty roster had been prepared and pasted on the wall, it’s rotational. A neighbor whose turn was to sweep for the…