People are carried away

Okechukwu - Capture

Everything is so clear in my head yet so confusing. There was shouting and firelight in the darkness, then the smell of burning and my people screaming. Outside our home I saw our enemies. They had flaming torches and were shouting. There were so many of them. The smoke, the fire and the noise - I was confused.

I felt a blow to my head then hands grabbing me. My mother screamed then fell silent with the explosion that seemed to come from one of our enemies. Then I went to sleep. I wish I had stayed asleep.

When I woke I was far from my home. I was very scared. I thought that I was to be a slave of our enemies. There were other men from my village with me but their looks told me that things were very bad for us. They were right.

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