Friday Fictioneers — The Eggman

48DD88C3-A8CE-4EFD-8F86-6393E6DB88F5When asked why he did it, Raymond Mason, a long time resident of the community, explained that the neighborhood was going through some tough times. “A lot of folks here have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. They’re having a difficult time making ends meet. So every morning, just as the sun comes up, I put a carton of hardboiled eggs on my window sill and invite people to take what they need. It’s the least I can do.”

There were no eggs this morning on the window sill. The man they called “The Eggman” passed away last night.

(100 words)


Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Todd Foltz

19 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — The Eggman

  1. animar64 June 26, 2020 / 8:04 am

    We need more people who do what they can to help others, they never seem to know how important they are.

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  2. newepicauthor June 26, 2020 / 8:26 am

    Eric Burdon became the Eggman after he told this story to John Lennon about having sex with his girlfriend.

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      • newepicauthor June 27, 2020 / 7:11 am

        The eggman was a nickname given to Eric Burdon the Animals’ singer by John Lennon, because he had a raw egg paraphilia fetish. Burdon achieved this dubious distinction after he told Lennon about this wild time that he had with his Jamaican girlfriend Sylvia. He said that he was up early one morning cooking breakfast, naked except for his socks, and she slid up beside him and slipped an amyl nitrate popper inhalant drug used to enhance sexual pleasure under his nose. As the fumes produced a sensation of excitement in his brain he slid to the kitchen floor, and she grabbed an egg which she cracked into the pit of his belly. The white and yellow of the egg ran down his naked front and Sylvia showed him one Jamaican trick after another.

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        • Fandango June 27, 2020 / 9:28 am

          Ah, I remember having some good times with amyl nitrate poppers! 😱

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  3. Mike June 27, 2020 / 4:55 pm

    A thoughtful story, yes many a kind individual has left us in this difficult time.

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  4. leigha66 June 27, 2020 / 8:15 pm

    I am the walrus goo goo g’joob… ♪♫ Sorry, it had to be done.

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  5. msjadeli June 27, 2020 / 9:30 pm

    A very touching tale, Fandango. He had more than enough and was willing to share. He got his wings, no doubt about it.

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  6. 4963andypop June 30, 2020 / 7:16 am

    Tears in my eyes. When people succumb to this disease, their kindness dies with them.

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