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Over Easy
by Amanda Lawrence Auverigne

"Hey, you want some eggs?" Bob asked.

"No thanks. That's a lot of cheese," Mildred said.

"I like it cheesy," Bob said.

"I don't. It's not melting though," Mildred said.

"It will. Just give it time," Bob said.

"Look, the eggs are bubbling. But the cheese is still whole," Mildred said.

"It sure is. Let me do this," Bob said.

"Watch the flame, Bob. You're getting eggs all over the stove. Why can't you just stir the eggs in the pan without trying to flip it all over the place?" Mildred  asked.

"Cause this is how they do it on Food Network," Bob replied.

"Well, those people on Food Network are what you may call professionals. See? Those cheese slices are still solid like rocks. Why did you use those? We have real aged cheddar in the fridge," Mildred said.

"No, I used that on the fajitas last night. Why isn't this cheese melting?" Bob asked.

"Well it did. Just inside of the plastic," Mildred said.

"Well I'll be. I forget to take the plastic off. Darn, and those were the last three eggs. Oh, well. You win some you lose some," Bob said.

"Hey! Don't toss that in the garbage like that. You should let it cool off so that the plastic can won't melt," Mildred said.

"Well, I guess it's just a slice of bread and a stick of butter for breakfast again. Care to join me?" Bob asked.

"No way. I'm going to Sheiik's. They got a 1.99 scramble plate," Mildred said.

"1.99? I think I'll go with you," Bob said.

"Bob, don't throw the bread away," Mildred said.

"It's not like I'm gonna eat it later. Too much butter. Come on, I'll drive,"  Bob said.