Halloween Challenge, Day 25: Lobster Tale (story)

So the other day I decided to treat my wife and make a home cooked meal for her. She really likes various seafood and lobster is no exception. While it isn’t one of my favorites, I decided to try my hand at it. I fired up my tablet, found a great video tutorial, and got started.

So the first step, add some water to a large pot (large, lobsters are big), add a couple teaspoons of salt, and bring to a rolling boil. Sounded easy enough, all I needed at this point was some water and salt.

Wouldn’t you know, I could not find the salt anywhere. Standard Morton salt, blue container, girl in a raincoat. In its normal place in the cupboard was a container labeled ‘Salty Vigor’. I didn’t know my wife had switched brands. Probably due to our new budget.

So I proceeded to measure out the few tablespoons into the water. It briefly turned the water a bright green which I found odd but then turned clear after a few seconds. Once the water came to that nice rolling boil it was time to add the lobsters.

This sounds pretty easy, place lobsters in pot, place lid on pot, and wait. Nothing to it. Except when I placed the lobsters in the water, they glowed green and punched through the side of the pot! Boiling water spilled everywhere and I had to jump back to avoid being scalded.

Well, no lobster for us that night. We ended up going out for dinner where I related these troubles to my wife and asked her to switch back to the Morton salt. She had no idea what I meant. She had not bought any new salt lately.

[The end]

Are you a seafood buff? Added any vigor to lobsters lately? I don’t recommend doing so πŸ˜‰

This is my entry for Day 25 of the 31 Days of Halloween writing challenge (your spices are replaced by potions) hosted at Flutter by Literature. I’m still a day behind but I will catch up. I promise!

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8 replies

  1. Lobsters are scary enough as it is!


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