CHRONICLES OF ANANSE: Ananse And The Greedy Monkey Chief – Intro

One Long Trail

Author: Alex Bruno (Ghana)  |  10 Part Story


5,000 – 5,500 Words  |  Mystery, Adventure, African

Story Overview



This story is about a young man who helps the daughter of a wicked king to restore balance to their once lively and peaceful village. The people of Goha knew there was going to be calamity in the village, whichever way the verdict went. Guy Young had been summoned to the palace to defend himself against an accusation of treason and childnapping. The adventures of Guy Young follows the path of trying to unravel the truth behind the deadly King Kang’s plan for the village. King Kang, the junior brother of King Kong, had forcefully seized the throne and imprisoned his senior brother who is the rightful heir to the throne. Desperate to save the village from a powerful time bomb, which before now had been an open secret, Guy Young teams up with the beautiful and mysterious daughter of Kang, Meba. Together, they set out on one long trail to defeat the merciless King Kang.


“The culprit is Guy Young as we suspected. They are on the way to the palace as I speak.” Kwanza reported.

“Well done. Now we can stop them in time.” King Kang said as he gloated.

Meba and Young were climbing the dreaded Mountain Kayana – which was unfortunately going to be  the final phase of their adventure. Meba was way ahead of Young since her strength had been renewed by the proximity of their destination. Young was as tired as he could be, but pressed on.

“Young! Hurry and get up here” he heard from Meba, who had gotten to the top.  He looked up and saw Meba’s eager face and hurried up to get there. Finally, he got there. Just as he was about to call Meba, a shriek startled him. He turned towards the direction of the sound and saw King Kang standing there with his guards gripping Meba.

Young was immediately reminded of the dream he had at the beginning of the whole tale. But before he could react…..


[Author: Alex Bruno (Ghana), ©The Telescope Journalistic Media International. All Rights Reserved.]

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Table Of Contents

The  Truth

Guy Young sees the secret about Goha.

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Deal Or No Deal

Young accepts to help Meba.

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A Fearful Ride

Meba and Young find their way out of Goha.

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The Blackout

Meba becomes lifeless on their arrival to Amune.

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Meba’s Disappearance

Princess Meba’s disappearance – A worry to the people of Goha.

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A Night Expedition

Young and the old man have a good night time interaction.

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Echoes Of The Sacred ‘Ofor’

What happened beyond the stony path?

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A Secret To The Throne

The ultimate legacy of the throne to be revealed.

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Beyond The Journey

Meba’s enthusiasm to get the ‘ofor’.

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A New King Is Chosen

Young becomes the rightful heir to the throne.

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