He Thought Them Fools By Isioma Jemimah Okonicha

He looked like a giant with a tall figure and eyes that resembled a hungry lion, as he walked slowly with head bowed a little, into the bookstore by the busy road, where he always pointed at, when he mocked those that he saw come out of the same store with books.

“Look at them, they think a book will make them successful.” He would ignorantly say.
But today was different, he was not mocking as he passed as usual.

“Welcome sir, you visited today. What book would you like to order?” The book seller asked the same man that he watched regularly, through the tinted glass door, as he pointed at the bookstore; laughing as he passed by.

“I don’t have a title, but I want a good book on success.” The man said, acting shy.

His voice was nothing like he sounded when he mocked. He obviously needed some knowledge now.

“Oh, that’s ok.” The book seller said, “I’d recommend you read books on dreams and visions. They are necessary for growth, because they give full details on the right focus.”

“I want a book on success, and not dreams.” The man snapped.

“Yes, but you also need a foundation, before the house can be built.” The book seller told the man, as he convinced him and then gave him the same book, that he’d earlier recommended.

“That’s true, I didn’t know that dreams and visions were needed for success. Thanks for your candid advice. I will definitely read and work with it.” The man said as he smiled and walked out of the store, with the new book that contained all that he needed for greatness to set in.

About Isioma Jemimah Okonicha

Isioma Jemimah Okonicha writes fictional stories non-fictions and poems. Several of her works are published online and in print. Follow her pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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