The Borrowers



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Ethan smiled and his blue eyes danced with glee, the contract was a done deal. He strode toward his private jet, a man with the world under his feet. He felt like he owned the universe but at the corner of his eyes, he saw a glimmer… And that was the last thing he remembered…

++ ++ ++ ++

Raja hid under the bed, his heart beating with fury, but his impotent rage would achieve nothing. He gritted his teeth and dug his nails into the brown smelly carpet. Then the men came in stealthily, searching for their target, their cold ruthless eyes noticed a flicker of a movement.

And they smiled.

Then the rapid sound of gunfire reverberated throughout the estate…

++ ++ ++ ++

Jonathan stretched his long taunt body on the sofa, his accountant breathing down his neck in excitement.
‘We did it,’ Jonathan said with a boyish grin. Two hundred million pounds worth of cocaine had sailed through unscathed.

Then the accountant’s smile slowly faded like a receding shadow.

‘Honey,’ his new wife called from the bedroom, ‘I’m waiting!’
Jonathan stood to his feet and then saw the gun,

His heart froze.


‘The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.’ Sallust

I consider all men (by that I mean everyone!) as borrowers, we’re living on borrowed time. No one is going to physically live forever, and the earlier we let that sink into our subconscious mind, the better for us. When we realise how futile it is to wage wars, to keep malice and abhor love, I guess we’ve cracked the code to world peace!

I’m happy to be writing this, although I’m still navigating slowly through my deluge of deadlines but things are looking up. And I also have great news – I now have the official release date for my upcoming supernatural thriller, 16th of December 2013! I want to garner as many reviews as I can get, it always boost sales.

Please, if anyone is interested in giving a sincere review, do let me know and once my publisher releases the ARC (Advance Review Copies) I’ll send it to as many of my friends as possible. Thanks for your friendship, I’ve visited several blogs and enjoyed reading diverse and richly entertaining contents. I’ll still continue to do so, and if I’ve not stopped by yours, please bear with me and I’ll visit soon!

Enjoy the rest of your week and have a fantastic weekend!

Much love, always!


48 comments on “The Borrowers

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

  2. Great stories there, they have the makings of great mysteries!! We’re looking forward to releasing your book! You’re a delight to work with!
    Christy Nelson. 🙂

  3. JC says:

    Hi Seyi,

    I love your writing style and I love a good ‘who done it’, so let me know and I would love to give you a sincere review 🙂

    Blessings always

  4. Paul J. Stam says:

    Aloha Seyi,
    I just want to thank you for all you post; they are always encouraging. And best of luck with your publishing journey. I have found that the selling of a book is much harder than writing it. – Aloha – pjs.

  5. Enjoyed this short little vignette. I want to know more.
    Thank you for stopping by my humble blog and ‘Liking’ or commenting.
    I am continuing to learn how to capture the interest of all who visit.
    Much success ……

  6. Al says:

    I will be happy to give you a review Seyi 🙂

  7. Seyi sandra says:

    He heee!! Much live indeed!! 🙂

  8. I like your take on life and “us” as borrowers. I yearn for that code to be cracked soon Seyi 🙂 , if only!
    You do know the thrills of your trade lady and if I’m to go with the samplers above, then I’d say bring them on!
    Eagerly anticipating your release,I’m sure we are all in for a threat.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks Sweet Dota! I’ll give a shout out when the Advance Review Copies are ready!! I sincerely appreciate your kindness!! Enjoy the rest of your week!
      Much love. 🙂

  9. ledrakenoir says:

    Very well written… 🙂

  10. Ste J says:

    The 16th of December you say!!! Why that is the day before my birthday. I love your stories and I think the aspects of wealth are always a good hunting ground for ideas and on the back of the end of Breaking Bad, well you are onto a winner methinks. Great writing!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks Ste J! That means I owe you a drink( no alcohol 😉 ) We would probably get together and celebrate your birthday while reading my new book!!Happy birthday in advance my friend! I appreciate your visit!!
      Much love. 🙂

      • Ste J says:

        A free drink, alcoholic or otherwise combined with your company would guarantee a favourable review, not that I can be bought…well I am sure everyone has their price…I hope to be involved in cloak and dagger stuff involving brown envelopes now hehe.

  11. festivalking says:

    O PLEASE Tell me you’ve put in for the commonwealth writer’s shorty story competition Seyi! 🙂

  12. RoSy says:

    I really enjoy this method of writing that you share here.
    Sort of like glimpses of different lives & things happening around the world.
    More please. 🙂
    Much love & blessings to you!

  13. I always enjoy reading all your entries here. Great author. 🙂

  14. Those excerpts you gave up there are full of great suspense Sandra. My heart thumped reading them. 🙂 I’m afraid I cannot add my eyes to do the review of your upcoming book since I’m yet to review the one you sent over to me. I am ashamed to even say this, Sandra. But I will do it, Inshalla!

    Meanwhile, congratulations dear sis, on the upcoming release. You rock! 🙂

  15. December 16th will be a great day for you- congrats!!

  16. I Am Jasmine Kyle says:

    What great short stories! I see you have a book coming out! I’ll have to follow your blog to keep track!

  17. Ben Naga says:

    “I now have the official release date for my upcoming supernatural thriller”

    So you will be a “ghost writer”. In that case, does that mean that the person whose name is on the cover is simple … a borrower. 😉

  18. Michael Lane says:

    Congratulations 🙂

  19. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    I really do enjoy your writing, Seyisandra. Very vivid. Full characters.

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