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Eggplant Power by Ray Grant

Eggplant Power
By
Raymond Grant
 
“Hey! A little help! It’s going to be a homer,” cried the outfielder.  “Wow! Super catch! You play baseball?”
 
“Nope.”
 
 Tryouts are on Tuesday.”
 
“Okay.” 
 
How did I do that? I’m the biggest twelve-year old klutz around. Maybe…it was because I ate Mom’s awful eggplant yesterday?
 
                                    ***
 
On Tuesday morning, he closed his eyes, held his nose, and ate eggplant. He ate eggplant before every practice and every game. He enjoyed playing first base.
 
                                    ***
 
“Jimmy, You’ve a call from the Governor!”
 
“Thanks, Dad…”
 
“Yes, sir…It’s an honor…this year’s outstanding ball player...I owe it all to my Mom’s cooking!”
 
 
Copyright 2006 by Tri Studio, LLC
 


Raymond Gogolewski
http://www.Tri-Studio.com

Flashes in the Pan, Fifty Short Stories for the Impatient by Raymond Grant
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