Small, Puffy Egg

"usually the eggs form large groups"

It’s a kind of small, puffy egg1. / It has skin2. Squeezed, the egg feels like it might easily pop. / Under the skin – slimy gel3, halfway between solid and liquid. / Inside this jelly dumpling lie four thin fibers4, and at their tip a kind of solid pea5. / Usually the eggs form large groups6, connected to each other by a woody thread7 through a tiny hole8 at their bottom side.

Angeline Khounlo
Hanna Tamsalu
Daleen Roodt

The Solution

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It’s a kind of small, puffy egg1. / It has skin2. Squeezed, the egg feels like it might easily pop. / Under the skin – slimy gel3, halfway between solid and liquid. / Inside this jelly dumpling lie four thin fibers4, and at their tip a kind of solid pea5. / Usually the eggs form large groups6, connected to each other by a woody thread7 through a tiny hole8 at their bottom side.