While putting away our Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales a parchment fell out with what might possibly be an unpublished story We thought we would share the contents with our readers on this Friday evening.
Once upon a time, in a diner, there was a waffle. The waffle was golden brown with its edges crisp and sharp. The waffle rested on a plate. The waffle luxuriated in its softness against the warm plate. The waffle appeared succulent. The waffle was enticing. The waffle looked tasty. But the waffle had a secret.
The waffle did everything necessary to keep its secret. When a diner would sit on a chair in front of it, knife and fork ready to taste the treat, the waffle would make its move. Rearing its grid center, the furtive waffle would position on its side and roll away.
Plate to plate rolled the sly waffle. Hungry diner after hungry diner frustrated their tastebuds because of the secretive, but quick rolling waffle. One moment the waffle would be here. The next moment the waffle would be there. The waffle fled everywhere.
The waffle became famous. Some diners thought the waffle was the most magnificent thing they had ever seen. Some came from miles away to stare at the amazing waffle. Diners came from miles around to admire the waffle. The waffle was a star.
One day a plucky blonde lady walked into the diner. The plucky blonde lady had a village to feed. Briskly moving to the plate with the much admired waffle, the plucky lady attempted to stick a fork in the recalcitrant waffle.
The waffle tried to get away. The waffle tried all its tricks. The waffle tried to roll, But the plucky lady was too quick. The plucky lady grabbed the waffle by its grids. The plucky lady stuck a fork in the unhappy waffle. There was no hope left for the formerly fleet waffle.
Quickly slicing and dicing the waffle, the plucky lady fed a piece of the doughy treat into her mouth. Other diners were amazed. The plucky lady grimaced. The plucky lady frowned. The plucky lady spit out the waffle bits. The plucky lady had discovered the waffle’s secret.
The waffle was undercooked – and bitter.