Saturday, September 21, 2013
It was a cool september morning, with the promise of rain hanging in the air. The woman had many things on her mind, many chores to do, but was feeling positive and was ready to get to work. As she entered her kitchen, she made a mental list of the thing yet to do. She began her first task, to make a lemon cake, something she had done many times and was confident in her abilities. As she measured the ingredients, added them together in the bowl and sprinkled it with love, she hummed a happy little tune. She retreived her most important tool from the cupboard, a hand mixer, one that had served her well over the years. She plugged it in, inserted the first beater and then the second beater. Suddenly, the electric mixer turned on! The beaters came together in an attempt to strangle the woman by grabbing her pajama top and twisting and twisting. The woman tried in vain to turn off the mixer as the shirt twisted tighter and tighter, closer to her neck! The woman reached out as her life flashed before her eyes and pulled the plug from the outlet. The mixer instantly released it's grip and faded into nothingness. As the woman unwound her shirt from the grip of the beaters, she said aloud, "Not today, you ba$tard. Not today".