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.
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