I managed to keep this going for six weeks before one of her friends told her....


Camel's eggs

While out traveling, I came across a sign that said,
Goose eggs fifty pence. Having two little ankle bitters
thought better buy one each, Not remembering
how big they are.
One was big enough for scrambled eggs for all of us. Even before entering our home, From the yelling and shouting
I knew it was going to be my fault. Gingerly opening the
front door, The tension inside could be cut with a knife,
Slam went the cupboard door, Bang went the plates on the counter tops. Me standing like a deer in headlights. Pulled out my little piece offerings all wrapped in a brown paper bag. Wife glaring at me, A low growl eminating from her
Throat. (Only heard on the exorcist.) While I was waiting for her head to spin round. She asked pointing to the bag. "what's
That". Me putting the bag gently on the counter top replied,
"Don't know why your taking it out on me, Got you a present
Bought you some elephant eggs". Before she had chance to answer I slithered passed her to the lounge. Sitting down on
the sofa. After what seemed like an eternity, She opened
the lounge door snuggled up to me. In a softer voice, "Sorry Alan didn't mean to take it out on you, Just that the two kids
Were playing me up". Me being a little sod answered.
" That's okay I've had a bad day to they're not really elephant
eggs there camel eggs". She huffed then crossed her arms
as she spoke. " I knew you were lying to me, I know
Elephants don't lay eggs!".




Short story by Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-09-21 at 14:47

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