Saturday, February 9, 2008

Prompt: Eggs



"What is it, bwana?"

"I don’t know, something stung me."

"Did you see it, bwana?"

"Not clearly, it flew away too quickly."

"Let me see." He grabbed the white man’s arm and stared intently at the welt. He made a concerned clucking sound with his tongue.

The white man blanched even whiter. "Is it serious?"

"Perhaps." He poked the welt, and the white man shrieked. "Ooh yes, very bad. Laid eggs."

"E, eggs? Is there anything I can do?"

"Our people have ways. Not cheap..."

"I’ll pay, whatever!"

His face brightened. "Ahh, you’re in luck! You see, my cousin..."

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