Sunny side up

(To celebrate the Moon’s new color scheme, and to note the arrival of some new followers who’ve likely not seen The Pearls of Zapata, here’s a brief fiction piece from years ago.)

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LIKE ALL  pre-menopausal women, Bett produced a monthly egg. But it wasn’t like the eggs of other women.

It was more like a condor’s.

EggShe had never married, and she’d never taken the issue to a medical professional. It was her secret. She had a nest in the spare bedroom, made of pillows and potpourri, not twigs.

And none of her eggs had ever hatched. Bett assumed that if she kept one warm, like good mothers should, it would in time vibrate and crack open. And there would be her baby.

Or likely not, due to lack of fertilization. Bett had no boyfriend.

So she ate them. Over easy. Sunny side up. Scrambled.

They even poached.

And they were great with grits.

14 thoughts on “Sunny side up

  1. I thought I had given up on grits and eggs, having been overly exposed to them in my youth. I have been on a grits and eggs craze for a few months now. One poached egg and a 2/3 serving of grits. The dog gets the rest of the grits and occasionally an egg, too. Life is good in the South.

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      1. We git our grits while in the US, to carry home to Mexico.

        My favorite are from Nora Mills, Helen, GA. But Bob’s Red Mill Organic Yellow Stone Ground Grits are good, too, but not as gritty. They are well packaged, plus you can get them from Amazon.

        Don Cuevas


  2. My favorite breakfast is to slice and dice four hardboiled eggs in a cereal bowl and add a couple squirts of El Yucateco habanero hot sauce and a cap full of apple cider vinegar. Add several tablespoons of mayo and a spoonful of Dijon mustard and stir. It tastes good between two slices of toast, with some grits or all by itself. New dietary guidelines say that eggs are now fine and dandy again.


    1. Actually, Andrés, that sounds pretty good. I may try it. As for eggs coming back into fashion, it’s become absurd the way we’re told that something will kill us only to have that reversed a few years later. Then it becomes healthy again.


      1. “Sin Maíz, no hay país” (Without corn, there is no country). I have been served reasonable facsimiles of grits by Mexicans who have lived in the U.S. Personally, I try to avoid corn products in Mexico because they are tainted with Monsanto’s glyphosate.


            1. Thanks, Andres, I am aware of the danger of glyphosate. I was wondering about why you feel corn products here are contaminated. Sorry I wasn’t clear.


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