Thursday, February 3, 2011

Writing Prompt 23: Burned

A couple years ago, my cousin-in-law's stepfather dropped dead in the middle of a Karate class. Caridac arrest. He died within a minute. While getting ready for the funeral, I knew it would be an all day event and I was rushing to make some food. For the first and last time in my life I microwaved an egg, a trick someone had told me about how to get a hard-boiled egg in a minute. The microwave dinged and I pulled the piping egg out and quickly peeled its burning hot shell. It was a perfect hard boiled egg. Without thinking, I bit into it and the egg exploded in my face with a pocket of scalding steam releasing just above my lips and into my nose. I burned my lips, the space above my lips, my gums, my nostrils, and my nose so badly, that I had to sit through the funeral with an ice pack and wet rag on my face. It was perhaps one of the most painful experiences of my life as well as most embarassing.

1 comment:

daleboca said...

ouch! i once burned my lips and the space above really badly with boiling water that cascaded out of a piece of cylindrical pasta. It kills