Tiny Bubbles

She stood there the whole time, watching the egg in the saucepan of water. After a long time, tiny bubbles gathered around the egg. They moved as if they were alive. She turned down the heat and set the timer for 10 minutes. Still she stood and watched the water boil. When the timer went off, she turned off the stove. She took the pan to the sink and dumped out the water, then ran the egg through the garbage disposal. Then she sat down on the kitchen floor and cried.

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “tiny bubbles.”


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

One thought on “Tiny Bubbles”

  1. This title makes me think of that silly song by Don Ho. It also brings to mind the tiny bubbles emanated by champagne, especially the good ones like Pierre Jouet or Dom Perignon. I’d venture to say that these are very savory bubbles. I’ll definitely drink to that. Cheers!

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