Mixed-Media Novelist

a creativity workbook

A friend told me about a lady who sells fresh chicken eggs nearby and gave me a link to send her an electronic inquiry. We made contact and a deal for two dozen eggs to be picked up this morning at her home.

Her address was only about two miles away, down a street of modest homes on small lots. Her Hispanic surname and English syntax suggested to me that English might not be her native tongue.

A few minutes late out the door, my iPhone dinged. “I’m home.” It was the egg lady.

Five minutes later, confused by which driveway I should pull into, a large garbage truck rumbling up fast behind me made the decision. I pulled into the next-to-last house on the street, the yard neat and a portable basketball hoop at road’s edge. “I think I’m here, but not sure which is the right house,” I texted.

A lovely young woman opened the door and waved me in. A smiling toddler rolled around on the floor, bright eyes locked on mine. Face to face, I soon realized she barely spoke a word of English.

A man I’d place in his early thirties with black, wavy hair popped in through a back door, smiling, very alert, eyes identical to the toddler’s. His English was fluent.

We quickly concluded our business on the pretty brown eggs, $2.50 per dozen, a bargain at today’s grocery store prices.

“And they’re fresh,” the man said. “We collect them every morning.”

I gave the woman a five dollar bill. My efforts at half-Spanish, half-English small talk were lame. She seemed nervous, something to do with her husband maybe, and uncomfortable, anxious for me to take the eggs and go.

With an “Hasta luego” to the smiling baby, I did.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Eric John Monier's Personal Blog

"For I am convinced that the pen is mightier than the sword and I do not carry the pen in vain."-Eric John Monier

nickreeves

≈ fictionalpaper / piccoloscissors / creativeglue ≈

A Quiet Passion

feeling deeply, saying little

While Waiting For Godot

Apothéca of Medicinal Arts - The Repository of a Purveyor of Creative Stimuli

BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

(Somewhat) Daily News from the World of Literary Nonfiction

hannah brencher.

honest essays about growing up, faith + loving others well.

Mixed-Media Novelist

a creativity workbook

Life After 50

Life at any age can be amazing! We only need to grab hold & experience it!

Contemplation-The blog of Shikha Chandel

"Rising from the ashes, a beginning of the new change"

The Lonely Author

Hoping to inspire the world one word at a time.

Ana Linden

Writing Life

Oh, border!

dissolving lines in the world through understanding them

Do Not Annoy The Writer

I write because I can. I can because I want to. I want to because you said I couldn't.

Selected Essays and Squibs by Joseph Suglia

The Web log of Dr. Joseph Suglia

laurenwebsterphotography.wordpress.com/

...because every picture tells a story.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Dream-protecting author

lifelessons - a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

Reflections on Life through poetry, essays and photos

%d bloggers like this: