A short story …

for Friday Fictioneers



Look at me in my chef’s outfit.  Smart eh?  Now for a gastronomical masterclass.  Move aside, Gordon Ramsey!

Right.  Crack an egg, plop.  Three more, plop plop plop.  Whoops, one missed!

Add a drop of milk, splash.  Oh, some’s spilt on the floor.

Plug in the whisk, press the button and ….. wizzzz!  Oh, the ceiling! 

Into the pan and a bit of a stir.  Secret ingredient, a little pepper … oh, the top came off the pot!  Never mind.

Onto a plate, well, most of it, and …voila! 

‘Sweetheart, supper’s ready!’ 

‘Why that face? You can’t make an omelette without making a mess!’


eggcelent-from-todd-foltzThanks to Rochelle for hosting and Todd Foltz for the photo.


Click Froggie to see what everyone else has come up with!



72 thoughts on “A short story …

  1. Iain Kelly Jun 24, 2020 / 13:19

    Wonderful – although I’m not sure what Gordon Ramsey would think – there would be swearing!

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  2. Denise Hammond Jun 24, 2020 / 14:09

    Are you spying on me? Yesterday I went to make an omelet. Cracked the egg, threw the egg in the sink and put the shell in the bowl. Even I had to laugh. I’ll blame it on the virus.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 24, 2020 / 15:01

      Haha! One of my regular mistakes is to separate an egg and throw the wrong part down the plughole! Of course, it’s the virus – for the time being anyway!


  3. rochellewisoff Jun 24, 2020 / 14:16

    Dear Keith,

    Kitchen disasters. I’ve had a few. Guess the yolk’s on the cook. Your frog cracks me up.



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      • rochellewisoff Jun 24, 2020 / 14:49

        My lips are sealed. 😉 But there is the time I left eggs on the stove to boil, came back up to my office. A while later I heard “Pop! Pop! Pop!” All of the water boiled off and the poor eggs exploded. Shell fragments and egg bits everywhere.

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  4. Christine Goodnough Jun 24, 2020 / 16:38

    This is almost too true to life to be funny. And she won’t be the only partner left to clean up after, as he goes on to some “more important work.” 😉

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  5. Sandra Jun 24, 2020 / 17:47

    I have someone like that in my immediate circle too. 😦

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  6. ceayr Jun 24, 2020 / 19:15

    Maybe it’s time for An Idiot’s Guide to Boiling an Egg, and you’re the man for the job!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 25, 2020 / 17:22

      I’m wondering if that’s a compliment or not! Any idea what my job was before I retired?


  7. Gabriella Jun 24, 2020 / 20:56

    I think that, next time, Gordon’s spouse will make the omelet herself.

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  8. msjadeli Jun 24, 2020 / 22:35

    I wonder how much made it onto the plate! Funny story, Keith, and love froggie!

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  9. Tannille Jun 25, 2020 / 06:11

    Some people shouldn’t be allowed in the kitchen. All the same the intent was good. I’m love to hear Gordon Ramsey’s take on the cooking skill. 😀

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  10. plaridel Jun 25, 2020 / 06:15

    i guess it was just a ruse so he wouln’t be asked to cook again. 🙂

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  11. XmasDolly Jun 25, 2020 / 07:45

    Bwahahahahahahaha That’s a real good one! hahahaha Thanks for sharing my friend I really needed that laugh. Tomorrow morning I have heart tests to do and I needed that belly laugh for sure. You’re duh best! Hugs talk to you soon!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 25, 2020 / 17:12

      Awww, thank you so much for your delightful comment – and I wish you well for tomorrow. Virtual hugs coming your way too.


  12. hilarymb Jun 25, 2020 / 08:32

    Hi Keith – you could cook outside today … no mess at all?! Take care – Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 25, 2020 / 17:10

      That’s true, although the family in the flat below mine could suffer if they are sitting on their balcony!

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  13. Alicia Jamtaas Jun 25, 2020 / 15:32

    Oh! Every step of this reminded me of what the kitchen looks like when my husband cooks. But, one can’t complain. He makes excellent meals.

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  14. Mike Jun 26, 2020 / 00:40

    That is some mess you described. As a youngster I do recall a full box of eggs [catering size pack, 144 eggs I think] being thrown across the hotels kitchen, fortunately it was not meant for me.

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  15. doodletllc Jun 26, 2020 / 01:48

    Sounds/looks like my Sunday Morning Kitchen with Dad as the Cooker Man…I try to remember that it’s all about making family memories. 🙂

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  16. Dale Jun 26, 2020 / 03:23

    The lengths some people will go to get out of doing something… 😉

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  17. susanrouchard Jun 26, 2020 / 09:45

    What a wonderful collection of stories. Your’s made me think of Dr Seuss Eggs à la Superdooper….or sthg like that, can’t recall the exact title, read it to my children, over and over, didn’t know it when growing up.
    Wishing you a very creative summer. You are so busy, can’t keep up with your prolific blog, posts saved though ….

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  18. subroto Jun 26, 2020 / 13:00

    So that’s what they mean by ‘May you live in eggciting times’. Fun story.

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  19. Moumita De Sarkar Jun 26, 2020 / 13:24

    Omelette, the life saving dish for many. I like the way you add humour to your stories, Keith. A nice read 🙂

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  20. Stine Writing Jun 26, 2020 / 13:57

    No offense but it sounds pretty awful! I’m glad I’m not the one cleaning your kitchen!!!

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  21. Lisa Coleman Jun 26, 2020 / 16:09

    Move over Gordon Ramsey, indeed! Keith is raising the roof! Great post as I could see it all happening! 🙂

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  22. messymimi's meanderings Jun 28, 2020 / 22:44

    And that is why i am blessed that Sweetie was a chef for a while, and knows how to clean up after himself!


    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 29, 2020 / 10:08

      I was actually a chef too, and despite my story I am almost obsessive about keeping my kitchen immaculate!


  23. Nobbinmaug Jun 29, 2020 / 20:49

    That’s my roommate to a T. She once got spaghetti sauce on the ceiling. It’s a good thing she’s a good cook. The bad part is, cleaning falls firmly on my side of the division of labor.

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