NEW LAWS (5-minute Freewrite)
a 5-minute Freewrite by A.E. Jackson
The boy closed his eyes. His head tilted back. Light blonde hair spilled away from his forehead. His pale white skin reflected the candle light hanging above the table.
Next to his small spoon sat a single burner hot plate. Atop this rested a small metal pot half filled with water. Cracked egg shell lay submerged in the still too hot to touch water.
His lips parted. Tentative teeth nibbled at the bright white flesh of the hard boiled egg. A small piece broke free and tumbled back over his dry tongue. Eating this way, the boy looked like a penitent man taking Holy Communion.
He thought the new law prohibiting the consumption of avian products to be foolish. And Gertie had laid her first egg at long last.
There was a hard knock at the small bedroom door.
T H E E N D
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