Tuesday, August 26, 2008

PrompTuesday #19

PrompTuesday #19 should not disappoint. Well, elsewhere at least. Go check out what everyone else is saying. I'm totally stealing this from a real life story someone once told me. An old friend of the family told this real-life story. I do ask that if you are a film producer that you would let me know that you are going to use this. I don't ask for money. I just ask for the opportunity to share with her children, so they can see their mother living on, even though she is not living here anymore.

This Week's Prompt:

Word: Egg.
Genre: Romantic Comedy.
What? Write a movie synopsis. Or a pitch? Maybe a snippet of dialogue. Perhaps a story.
And include an egg(s).

Fred: I'm going to boil an egg in the microwave for breakfast.
Wilma: You most certainly cannot do that. It won't work.
Fred: You don't know what you're saying. Of course you can boil an egg in the microwave!
Wilma: I'm not sure it's a good idea. Here's a pan (hands pan to Fred). Fill it with water, and do it the old fashioned way.
Fred: No. I'm going to prove you wrong. I am going to boil an egg. In the microwave.

(Fred pulls an egg out of the refrigerator, sets it on a paper plate, and puts the ensemble into the microwave.)

Fred: two minutes should be good enough.
Wilma: Let me know when you're done. This is NOT going to work.

(Fred pushes the buttons, setting the microwave for two minutes as Wilma stands by, arms crossed shaking her head. Two minutes go by in silence as the couple waits for the egg to be done.)


Fred: The egg is done. (he pulls the plate out of the microwave, and with a towel grabs the egg, still in the shell, holds it up into the air with a victorious look on his face.) SEE! It can be done. I boiled an egg in the microwave.


Egg flies everywhere. There is egg on the ceiling, on the floor, all over Fred, including in his ear canal, hair and face. Pieces of shell are scattered like shrapnel all over the kitchen.

Wilma: What was that you said about boiling an egg in the microwave Fred?
Fred: What? I can't hear you. You need to speak into my other ear. I'm deaf in this one now.
Wilma: Yeah, and you've got egg on your face.

The whole "egg on your face" thing might be a little too, well, intellectual and 'smart' but some people would get it, right? I mean, if they ever got over the whole egg all over the kitchen thing.

**Update!** Yes! This really is a true story! I just didn't tell it as well as she could!


Joanie said...

Very cute! I'm so glad I wasn't the only one to think in terms of food.

Da Goddess

Ashlee said...

so was the story for really real?

Vanessa said...

I get the egg on her face thing. Nice story.

San Diego Momma said...

I am here to tell you that I've actually tried to boil an egg in the microwave.

I'm all about the shortcuts.

Excellently told!