Behind the Mask
Everyone knew that Fabian Ekwueme was the most fulfilled man in our village. He had a motorcycle, a television and a radio.
Whenever he drove past, on his Suzuki, everyone admired him.
Wives wished he were their husbands, husbands wished they were him and youths worked hard to become him. He was rich and always dressed so fine. And so, everyone worked, waited and prayed to become Fabian.
But one cold Saturday evening, Fabian came home, locked the door and hanged himself. The whole village gathered and found his body, hanging from the rope. Everyone was surprised. He was rich.