A moment's Joy

Benter Adede By Benter Adede, 18th May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A short story showing the consequences of our actions and choices.

A moment's Joy could be eternity's mourn

Ruth and Jane were heading back home from school when Jane asked her friend if they could make a stop over at the local chemist. It was going to be one long holiday so Jane decided to be adventurous. She bought herself contraceptive pills as she anticipated they could come in handy given the plans she had earlier made with her boyfriend. Ruth was against this behavior, she believed sex was for the married couple and no teenager should be engaging in the practice. She tried to convince her friend not to do it but Jane was too adamant and would not listen to the voice of reason. As fate would have it, she went ahead and engaged in un-protected and pre-marital sex. A few days later, Jane’s father got a promotion and they had to relocate to a different state. Several years later, Ruth met Jane in the hospital where she went to work as a volunteer. Jane did not look good at all; she was weak and just a shadow of her former self. Ruth was perturbed; she wondered what had happened to her friend. The choice Jane made those many years ago had affected her entire life, those few moments of joy she had left her with the most dreaded disease, AIDS. Ruth on the other hand was happily married with two children. Going back in time, Jane deeply regrets her choices in lifestyle and wishes she had listened to her friend.

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Choice, Choices, Choices In Life, Consequences, Hiv, Hiv And Aids, Hiv Or Aids, Teen Sex

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author avatar Benter Adede
A stay home mother venturing into writing.
You may also find my writings at <a href="http://expertscolumn.com">Expertscolumn.com</a>

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
18th May 2012 (#)

Girls need to realize that "the Pill" does not protect against STD's such as AIDS, a life changing moment for sure.

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