The Right Way To Crack Eggs

A winning entry in the Parsi Times’ “Complete The Story” New Year Contest-

Jamshed was very confused and a little angry now. He distinctly remembered having put TWO hard-boiled eggs on the dining table to cool as he went to the kitchen to toast a few bread slices so that he could whip himself a tasty sandwich.

Now only ONE lonely egg stared back at him.

Photo by Vanessa on Unsplash

Rubbing his aching back, wishing for youth he sat down heavily in his chair. A deafening crack filled the air, making his heart stop midbeat. It took him a second to realise it wasn’t his tailbone. Peals of laughter from his sister’s children- the reasons he swore he would never have any of his own- floated from behind the sofa in the corner.

Jamshed buried his face in his hands, his brow furrowed. However, a small, defiant smile flashed from behind his splayed fingers.

Good luck, Jiyo Parsi, you need it.

- Freyan S. Wadia

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Rocket (Freyan) Wadia

The blog of Rocket the great, the creator of all things wild and wonderful. Run by Freyan W, her asocial PR rep, who is paid in cat food and the occasional nip.