The disaster that was yesterday…

I never want another day like yesterday ever again. Everything that could go wrong did.

I had a new computer I was setting up. I had some shopping to do online. I had The Hunter to write and post. my story for Rachael Ritchey’s #Blogbattle to post. The last didn’t quite make it. Because, even though the story is written and ready to go, it was tuck on my old computer which happened to not be very accessible when I needed it to be.

So that got missed.

The Hunter was late going up because it took forever to get my shopping down as at one point I lost everything in the darn basket and had to start again. This was last thing in the evening. I didn’t want to do it, but I had to. I wanted to cry by the time I finally hit post on The Hunter Part 9.

I am having trouble adjusting to my new keyboard (which as also driving me nuts last night) so excuse any typing errors.)

So, I thought I would post my egg=prompt inspired story anyway. Find it below the line. 🙂

Why would anyone want to eat these strange shining eggs?

Winter hovered over it. Her reflection was all broken up and fuzzy. “I don’t get it,” she announced.

Layla’s voice came from the large walk-in cupboard. “What don’t you get?”

“The eggs.”

Blonde hair appeared from behind the cupboard door, frizzed up and messy. “What about them?”

“You said they’re to eat. But I don’t get it. They look funny, and” she sniffed, “they smell funny too.”

Layla came over to the table, several jars in her hands. They hit the table with a dull thud.

“You don’t understand about Easter, do you?”

She shook her head. Little droplets of hail fell from her hair, and melted on the shiny egg.

“Well,” Layla picked up the egg. “It’s a celebration. We eat chocolate eggs, wrapped in shiny paper like this, and chocolate cakes, and some people go to church to say some special prayers.”

Church. She had heard of that. It was where bats lived. Did people pray to the bats?

Layla peeled the wrapper off the egg and showed it to Winter. “See?”

Winter sniffed again. It certainly smelled better without the shiny stuff. But she hadn’t been brave enough to try chocolate yet, even though Layla always had some laying about the house. Several human foods had made her sick, and she wasn’t keen on repeating the experience. It did smell good though…

“Why eggs?” she asked.

“Well, erm…you know, I’m not sure. I think it’s something to do with a rock falling on Jesus. You know what, leave that one with me, I’ll find out.” She re-wrapped the egg and put it back down on the table. “Any more questions?”

Winter peered at herself in the shiny wrapping again. “I’ll let you know if I think of any.”

A smile. “I’m sure you will.”

P.S, The Hunter Part Ten coming later. 🙂


26 thoughts on “The disaster that was yesterday…

  1. This was cute! I like how you took the perspective of a character who had no idea about Easter. I imagine Winter must be from a country or culture who doesn’t celebrate that holiday? (Actually, my first thought was an ailen, but I’m not sure if this is science fiction, fantasy, or another genre.)

    “Church. She had heard of that. It was where bats lived. Did people pray to the bats?”

    ^^That made me crack up!!

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      1. It’s fun learning new things. 🙂
        Easter is the day when Jesus rose from the dead. The Romans had nailed Him on a cross (a form of torture until you die), and when He died He was buried. 3 days went by, and on the last day God ressurected Jesus (His Son) from the dead. This day is known as Easter. It fulfilled the prophecy that Jesus is the Son of God, that He died for our sins and rose from the dead.
        Oops, now I’m rambling too. 🙂

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  2. Sorry to hear about the bad day you had! Sometimes it gets really difficult to do everything perfectly and on time… I hope you’ll get used to the new keyboard soon.
    BTW, I loved this story… especially the name “Winter”, it’s just super cute! and now when I come to think of it… eggs do look funny! hehe!
    Thanks for this lovely story Phoenix… 🙂

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    1. I’m getting there with the keyboard. I’m still getting a lot of typos, and accidentally deleting lines of writing which I irritating to say the least. :/ Bet yeah, getting there. 🙂

      Glad you like Winter 🙂

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