Blackberries have infiltrated Nigeria........
Legends speak of a time-displaced Blackberry came into the country hidden in the backpack of an unsuspecting diplomat in the 1920's. upon entering the country, its first act of business was travel many many miles over treacherous hills and haunted swamps to finally arrive at 'The Forbidden Forest'.
It will be said that in the many years that followed, the forbidden forest became darker and blacker and darker with tales of a tree so dark in its darkness that those who partook of the tree's black berries were cursed and never able to leave the forbidden forest for they all fell into a catatonic state, speaking in riddles of the great 'BBM' and the 'Ubertweeter"..... they all died eventually but over time, from their bones the first of the pearls was found.
This white pearl that was still a blackberry gave those who touched it a choice, the good and white 'SMS' or the dark 'BBM'. There has been only one who was able to resist the call of the BBM and this was because he wore an armor made from the shells of blackberries past.
By the 1960's the evil that powered the black tree that sprouted berries had been depleted, and color slowly returned to The Forbidden Forest. it seemed like all was well until they year 2007 when the black tree suddenly revived and shot out blackberries into the wild open world.
While this new berries were not as evil as their ancestors, they still had substantial mind altering powers, attaching themselves to the youth with promises of ending loneliness.
As of the time of this post, the entire family of the writer has been infiltrated and the writer is the last one standing because he was cursed with the White Pearl. The writer seeks a way to ..............
Culled from the Journals of Breezinstein J. Scythe (MIA.2010)