Okay, quick recap: Ben has a chicken, the hen laid her first batch of eggs, the eggs are yolkless (otherwise known as wind eggs). Now that everyone is caught up and since no one commented on what might happen next, let’s dive right in.
The egg white fried in the pan, sizzling. It smelled normal. Ben’s mouth watered. He scratched his head and stared at the egg in the pan.
“Don’t eat that.” His mother slipped behind the counter and snatched his hands away from the pan handle.
“It’s just egg whites.” Ben didn’t struggle as his mother shoved him aside.
“Give me them. All of them.” She held out her hand.
“Mom.” Ben clutched the remaining eggs tight to his chest. “Henrietta’s perfectly healthy.”
“We’re throwing them over the house.” She pawed at his hands and attempted to seize the eggs in his grasp. “Maybe you can eat the next ones.”
Ben allowed his mother to take the eggs. All but one. He snuck it into his pocket while she worried over the other three.
She walked outside. Ben followed. He watched her hurl one egg at a time over the peak of the roof. The small eggs sailed over the house and splattered on the other side, beyond the stone patio.
“So much for breakfast.” Ben stuck his hands into his pockets and hung his head. He kicked a rock down the driveway before returning inside.
In the kitchen, his mother scraped the egg white out of the pan into the garbage.
“Why’d you do that?” Ben asked.
“It’s not safe.” His mother dropped the pan into the sink. It clattered against the basin. She strode away, toward his brother’s room.
She walked away without looking back.
Ben took out his smartphone and searched for any information regarding yolkless eggs and superstitions. After only a few seconds, he knew what his mother feared: a cockatrice. Not that they actually existed. Ben scratched his chin and grinned. However, his brother did own a toad…it might be fun to test the myth.
So, what do you think will happen? What do you want to happen? Was it too short? Too long? Too unfunny?
Yep, that’s right. I’m soliciting comments and suggestions. I may even use them. No matter how wacky, zany, nerdy, or weird.