Know Your Eggs

Photo by: Todd Foltz

Police warning tape encircled the small park. Detective Prine and Police Sergeant Hadwell looked over the grisly scene.

“According to witnesses,” said Hadwell, flipping through his notebook. “Monsieur Penoit was making an exotic omelette for a party.”

Prine placed hands on hips. He’d seen such things before. “Seems Penoit didn’t know the difference between Ostrich eggs and Fire-breathing Dragon eggs,”

Hadwell shook his head. “Bloody fool.”

“Not really,” said Prine, kneeling and taking a few pictures. “It’s actually very difficult. They appear identical.”

“Really? So how can you tell?”

Prine picked through the ashes. “Mother ostriches don’t breathe fire.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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31 Responses to Know Your Eggs

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    I guess by that point it’s a little too late to return the eggs though…!

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  2. Hah! I had several teachers at school who had clearly been hatched from one of those dragon eggs… 🙂

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  3. Shey says:

    One has to be an expert when attempting to make this kind of omelette. Leave it to the experienced and knowledgeable chefs!

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  4. msjadeli says:

    LOL Perfect title for your entertaining story.

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  5. Lyn says:

    Looks like the yolk was on Penoit.

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  6. Dear Eric,

    Prine’s deductive reasoning skills are well honed. 😉 Good thing he was there to egg on the investigation. Now we know why Penoit’s omelette hopes went up in flames. Keep your sunny side up and try not to get scrambled. Well served.



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  7. draliman says:

    A bit late at that point 🙂

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  8. paulasuebryant says:

    A mother ostrich scorned might! Enjoyed this clever vignette.

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  9. Dale says:

    Some chef he is!
    Fun, stuff!

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  10. Archon's Den says:

    It seems so obvious in retrospect…. 😳

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  11. Ha!!!! this made me laugh. Thank you. Great take on the prompt.

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  12. James McEwan says:

    Seems Peniot did not understand the ferocious instinct of mothers protecting their offspring. Too late.

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