The Good Man
SAMUEL COBBY GRANT
THE GOOD MAN
“Anyway, what are you doing here at this ungodly hour?”
“Hahaha would you have run away if it were Dzifa on your bed?”
“It’s her o. She came to the house when I was about to go to the Club and she is still there.”
“Not anymore. Her treatment of me has made me lose interest in her,” Kobina explained to his friend.
“I see. Anyway, you are welcome. The bed is all yours. Good night,” he said and went to sleep on a student mattress that was lying on the floor.
Dzifa had heard Kobina enter the room but she had pretended to be asleep. She had even heard him refreshing himself in the bathroom and had deliberately turned to expose her major assets for his viewing pleasure. She couldn’t understand why he had disappeared from the room. She got up from the bed, searched through the room and the bath but she didn’t find him. She went back to bed, and feeling cold covered herself with a duvet and slept off.
By 4:00 pm, the birthday party was in full swing. Food and drinks were flowing like nobody’s business. Since sister Mimi was a very popular person, the venue was crowded with some very important personalities who had come to celebrate with her. Even Baaba her friend, the Olympics record holder for gymnastics had to delay her trip to Doha for the Diamond League to be at the party.
It was really a great event and the guests really had a wonderful time.
“Kobina you are so good, Kobina you are nice, Kobina you are wonderful, Kobina you are excellent”
The party ended with another jama sang in his name.
“Mr Ferguson, thank you,” Nkuto said plaintively.
“Don’t worry, just stop stealing from people who have their parties at the Club.”
“Yes sir, from today no more stealing,” he said weakly.
The Club bore the cost of his hospitalization when he was discharged.
Samuel Cobby Grant is the name, Trained in Electrical Installation (Intermediate) at Takoradi Polytechnic.
Works as a Security Supervisor in a Logistics Company.
A widower with two children.
A proud resident of Takoradi.
Love reading, swimming and now writing after completing the REWA Writing Course by The Klever Magg. He started with THE TRUCK DRIVER and THE BITTER ENEMY, and now brings his third story, THE GOOD MAN.