“Riddle” by Ogbewe Amadin
Card picked: 2♥ – a WILD card
Found at: Fireside Magazine
I think Aunty Adesuwa is a witch. Mama says so sometimes.
To Idara, Mama never lies, and when Mama says that witches are evil, it must be so. But witchcraft also see,s like it could be a wonderful thing, full of possibilities. Idara sets out to prove whether Aunty Adesuwa is really a witch and really evil. It’s a riddle that isn’t easily solved.
Fireside Magazine showcases some really nice flash fiction. This one has been bookmarked since January and I decided to choose it for my wild card this week, even though it doesn’t fit with the sci fi tales I’ve chosen for hearts. Glad I did. It’s a lovely story with a nice touch of ambiguity.
I think this might be Nigerian author Ogbewe Amadin’s first publication. I’m pretty sure it won’t be his last.