Silver Spoon


By: Emeka Anslem

I had scars all over my body, and a big swollen part on my head. They were injuries from the torment of my step-mother. She tortured I and my sister for breaking the water tap.


I was 9 years old; just a year older than my sister. We fought over “who got to the tap first” until we eventually broke the tap. My step-mother used the broken pipe and iron-head to beat us. Trust me, if you had seen us that afternoon, you’d think it was a criminal case.