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  1. Delle
    May 15, 2020

    Okay I don’t understand.

    There’s such a disconnect from the prelude and the body and the concluding part. How are you a vampire? Is that a euphemism and for what exactly? Did you become a vampire after the concluding part (which would mean the prelude is its spin-off, so that can’t be).

    It seemed as though each part of the story stood on its own waiting to be fleshened out but never did.

    The title again…hmmm.

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    • Mariposa
      May 15, 2020

      A Vampire,meaning Hiding in the Dark for Fear of being Known like He wrote…

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    • Pink Panther
      May 15, 2020

      You’re a writer, Delle. Come on. You really missed the actual meaning of vampire in a story that talks about hiding who you are from a public that will put you to death as an abomination the second they realize who you are?

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    • trystham
      May 15, 2020

      Well, I came across a novel with a premise claiming Judas was the first vampire punished for eternity just because he betrayed the Holy one. It could just be a desecration of the ‘sacred’, sacred being the norm’ here.

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  2. FEMI
    May 15, 2020

    totally understand you .. but please I beg you suicide is never the answer…
    You can still soar the the skies and leave your dreams. There is always another way. Its not going to be easy , this I know but it will get better. Please talk to someone..

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    • Jason
      May 19, 2020

      It’s a fiction. Lol

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  3. Mariposa
    May 15, 2020

    Wow. Raising Ryan, I’m literally speechless. Was crying and as well scared while reading this… I wish you don’t commit Suicide…
    I’m literally Speechless… This is Really Hard…

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  4. Bells
    May 15, 2020

    Wait, this is fiction right??

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  5. ken
    May 15, 2020

    i feel for you, i know how you must feel. All i can say is suicide is not the answer. You have a lot to give this world and dont let anyone tell you otherwise
    I know your parents may seem cruel, but in a sick twisted way they believe they are protecting you. They are being cruel because they dont know any better.
    From your story your mum seems to be more rational and understanding. So your option will be to approach her with the truth. Pour your heart out to her and tell her you never chose to be this way.
    Throw the bottle of pills away, you dont need it. Trust me, life will get better as you grow into your own independence

    i wish you well

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  6. Denzy
    May 15, 2020

    If anything, this piece reiterates the need to be extremely careful in our gay interactions and actions especially in public places or within earshot.

    Nigeria, presently, is unfortunately unaccommodating to gaysm and will remain so for a very long time.

    A time shall come when gays will have equal right and justice in Nigeria but till that time comes, please lets be guided and exercise extreme self control.

    You can be gay and still be safe.

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    Nice work overall, the message in this piece is relatable.

    suicide should never be an option, you’re strong enough to survive.

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    • Pink Panther
      May 15, 2020

      Just as an aside: the word is Homosexuality. Not gayism. That’s just the language of ignorant homophobes.

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      • Denzy
        May 15, 2020

        Semantics; I see nothing wrong with my choice of words based on the context.

        You might have issues with the word ‘gayism’ but hey! don’t begrudge me of its usage.

        Thanks.

        #we are who we are✌

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      • Pink Panther
        May 15, 2020

        It is not semantics. It’s improper English. There’s no such word as “gayism”.
        This isn’t about being who you are. Don’t be so confident in your use of wrong English. Call it what it is. I promise you, if you say “homosexuality”, thunder won’t strike you down.

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      • Denzy
        May 15, 2020

        Mr. man, the internet is a good resource, you’ll do well to avail yourself the use of Google sometimes, it will save you from this sort of mess.

        you’re not an English authority either so don’t be too confident in your limited knowledge.

        I’m much aware of your exchanges with Higwe so am not surprised.

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      • Wonda Buoy
        May 15, 2020

        Please don’t allow urban dictionary to make you an illiterate whilst brandishing the literacy flag. Gayism isn’t an English word!

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      • Pink Panther
        May 16, 2020

        LMAO!!!

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      • Denzy
        May 16, 2020

        How typical for Nigerians to digress a point; we are now arguing about which word is or isn’t an English word…… the pettiness.

        Perhaps you guys should write Google to take down all search results that turns up Gayism because some ‘literate’ homosexual folks in Nigeria don’t like the word.

        (it may help if you tried to study how words are formed in English)

        As it happens, plethora of words are not of English origin and newer words are being incorporated into English language still, but of course, my ‘Erudite’ and ‘very literate’ friends here seems oblivious of that.

        This is my last response on this thread.

        Please remain safe.

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  7. Higwe
    May 15, 2020

    Viola Davis was right when she said the place you find the highest number of talents is in the graveyard .

    It’s sad how so many people with potentials continue to die unfulfilled (because of homophobia), leaving my untalented ass behind .🤦🏼‍♂️

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    Outstanding effort Ryan .

    Although if I did have any iota of writing talent , I might have tweaked the mother a bit .

    I think her transition was too extreme.
    Going from such intense relationship you created b/w the mother and son , to what she later became… just because of a kiss she didn’t even witness 🤔.

    Otherwise …

    Superb effort 👌 .

    And congratulations .

    * I could be wrong , but this is the first time I’m seeing a submission from this pseudonym *

    Hope to see you more .😎

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  8. James
    May 17, 2020

    This is so sad, and has just changed my mood. I guess I would have a bad day just reading this. Wat I have to say is never consider suicide as an option, u would get over it trust me. Though I was expecting more from ur mum, bur don’t let it get to u. BETTER DAYS ARE NOT SO FAR AWAY..

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