God Knows Weruche’s Heart (A short story)

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“That usher, the dark one with froggy eyes, I gave it to her today, meeeen!,” Weruche boasted to her friend Amina.

They were heading out of church after the Sunday service. Amina served in the children’s department. Both ladies usually shared a cab home as they lived on the same street. Weruche was the tall, shapely, dark beauty who felt the whole world should benefit from her looks. Her outfit of the day was a red mini skirt, a navy blue blouse that revealed some cleavage, and six inch high navy pumps. Add to that her wild, wavy, blonde weave, and red lipstick and you had a siren.

“What happened? ,” Amina asked her.

“Imagine O! That I should not sit by the aisle. Why? Just check out my swag, now,” she replied.

“So what did you say to her?”

“I pushed her aside and sat there. She called the head usher. That one already knows me. He just told her to leave me alone”


“For goodness sake, this is a pentecostal church. Is it not for liberty that we all left the churches we grew up in? Abeg!,” she made a hissing sound and waved a hand dismissively.

“The girl would not have heard anything they preached today,” Amina murmured.

“That is her business. My mind is free of any condemnation. This is my father’s house and he understands me. Did Pastor send her?” Weruche was gesticulating as she spoke.


“I was singing and dancing like no man’s business. And today’s praise was on point. That guy in the choir, I just like him”

“Is it Bro. Gbenro?”

“I think that is his name. One of these days, I have to get his number”, she mused, rubbing her chin.

“Hian! For what?,”

Amina exclaimed.

“He can teach me to sing now,” Weruche protested.

“Wallahi, don’t take your boobs anywhere near that man of God O!” Amina pushed her playfully.

Weruche laughed and tugged at her top so that it exposed even more than it had before.

“Is it my fault that I am a double D?,” she winked.

“You would be surprised that they have clothes that fit your bust in the market,” Amina mocked her.

Weruche laughed again. “Don’t be a sour puss. All fingers are not equal.”

She took a disparaging glance at Amina’s smaller figure covered in a blue gown that did her justice but was not revealing.

Amina also looked at herself.

“What does that mean?,” she asked.

Weruche rolled her eyes and waved a hand at a taxi that drew up just then.

“Palace way?,” she asked the driver.

“N3000,” the driver replied.

“How can?,” Amina protested.

Weruche motioned for her to be silent. Leaning forward provocatively, she let him have an eyefull.

“Oga, abeg, we be student. Help us. We only have N1500,” she purred.

The man stared helplessly.

“Come in, come in! I like helping students. Enter!”

She turned and winked at her friend who was shaking her head. As they turned to use the only good door on the other side of the cab, she whispered into Amina’s ears.

“You see favour? God is truly faithful.”


Congratulations to Nigeria for successfully conducting the elections. We thank God for peace.

Cheers, Dr. N


31 thoughts on “God Knows Weruche’s Heart (A short story)

    Fola said:
    April 1, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Yes, thank God for the peace we are enjoying post presidential/national assembly election. To HIM alone all glory belongs.

    We have a lot of Weruches in Churches today. People who mock themselves unknowingly (God cannot be mocked and not an author of confusion; HIS commandments are clear). They believe God’s blessings equal to ‘using what you have to get what you need’.

    God save our souls.

      drnsmusings responded:
      April 1, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks for reading dear. I appreciate it

    niki said:
    April 2, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Hmm… im going to love this prose. It will be very thought provoking, which relates to a lot of us. I love your style of writing. This is your ministry!

      drnsmusings responded:
      April 3, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Ministry indeed. Thanks and sorry about d editing. It just refused to come out rt

    Anonymous Chick said:
    April 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Thank God for a peaceful election as we all look forward to a peaceful transition and positive change for the future of Nigeria. Truly excited at the prospect of change 🙂

    As for Weruche, there are plenty of her type. People like that are immune to sound advice and wisdom. They tend to learn from their own personal experiences. So to each his/her own. She definitely will learn and be convicted one day. No need for Amina to keep on wasting her voice. Can’t shout *shrugs*

    dnddyon said:
    April 2, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    This is an interesting story… and I mean it!

      drnsmusings responded:
      April 3, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      I appreciate that. And I mean it! Lol

    Frances Okoro said:
    April 2, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    See favour?

    Each comes to the conviction on what we wear in time-sooner or latter..and preferably sooner rather than later.

    And yes! We thank God for peace in our country.

    jcsgrl said:
    April 3, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Ha ha ha ha yes I’m gonna love this….plenty Weruches. I just laugh at them. They will learn one day

      drnsmusings responded:
      April 3, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Nne how far? Long time. Good to hear from u

    E' said:
    April 3, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Nne this story isn’t over
    Please complete it. Thanks. 🙂
    Or maybe tz series *wide grin*

      drnsmusings responded:
      April 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      U no see d END? Lol forgive d editing. Enemies!

    kaycee said:
    April 4, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Dr N, thanks for your post. If I’m really following you, I’d be thinking: how is Weruche like me instead of thinking: yea, I know her type. Really I’ve had that hard time letting go of a gorgeous gown because it’s a little too tight. And yes, I’ve worn them to ‘wherever’ before, not minding what harm it may bring. And yea tho I’m not a DD, I’ve used what I have- that gorgeous smile of mine to get what I Want. What I’m trying to say is, at times we may not be as out there as Weruche. Thanks again

      drnsmusings responded:
      April 4, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Finally! U got me. We all are Weruches on some days

    praisegeorge said:
    April 4, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    What I would like you to do is show us more of Weruche’s character. You didn’t give yourself enough room to explore…

      drnsmusings responded:
      April 4, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      I purposely made it gery short. I want everyone to embellish for themselves. It’s a flas

        drnsmusings responded:
        April 4, 2015 at 3:08 pm

        *very *flash fiction

    livelytwist said:
    April 4, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I like Weruche. I like her ‘honesty’. To my mind, she seems blissfully unaware of how her actions collide with the tenets of the faith she professes. The day she catches the revelation, she’ll do a 360 and be just as fervent in another direction. We read through filters; Weruche is not unlike someone I know.
    Nice one. 🙂

      drnsmusings responded:
      April 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Thank u. Yes, she is honest, to her own credit

    Timayin said:
    April 4, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    God is really faithful INDEED!!!

    praisegeorge said:
    April 5, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    The story continues…Weruche and her friend enter the taxi, then she has a conversation with the taxi driver…who gives her a bait her vanity couldn’t resist…then her ‘shallow character’ gets her into trouble…which makes her think about her life and makes some changes…later ‘falls in love’ with taxi driver because ‘he is different’ from the other men who only want her for her body…

    Hardethaewoh said:
    April 6, 2015 at 12:18 am

    …and weruche’s only credit (blunt honesty) somehow turns out to be her saving grace from the hands of the evil taxi driver! hahaha… ***completing your story, we no wan hear say na flash anything! lolz

    but seriously, there’s a typical weruche in us all but St Paul advised that only by a conscious renewing of our mind, can we prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    keep writing Dr. N

      drnsmusings responded:
      April 6, 2015 at 10:34 am

      *Evil taxi driver? Lol.
      Thanks tho

    Anonymous Chick said:
    April 27, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Hey Doc hope you’re good? Been a while. Miss your posts 🙂

      drnsmusings responded:
      April 28, 2015 at 9:05 am

      Thanks for asking. Been so busy. I’ll be back

        reformed silent reader said:
        May 5, 2015 at 8:16 am

        I miss you Dr N! Stay blessed and came back soon please.

    didi said:
    May 14, 2015 at 4:38 am

    DR. N, I miss you… Hope all is well…

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