July 20: Flash Fiction Challenge

Click below for Charli’s challenge this week:

July 20, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a pie. You can make it any kind of pie, focus on filling or crust, or tell us about the pie-maker. How does pie set a tone in a story? Does it warm the hearth or bring disappointment?

He was in his eighties and a widower.
I’d made him a promise, one he thought I’d forget, but I’m not like that.
It cost me nothing, just my time. Besides, I enjoyed doing it.
I have no problem cooking whatever Hubby brings in for the table.
I only ask that I don’t see him despatch it, and that he does the skinning and gutting.
Onions, potatoes, swede, black pepper, a stock cube, and a lid of puff pastry.
I made the Old Boy a Rabbit Pie. He was so thrilled.
Well worth the effort to see his smile.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to July 20: Flash Fiction Challenge

  1. A man’s way to his heart is through his stomach.and your Rabbit Pie did the trick.


    • I was so pleased to have made one for him, and made another later. Neither of his daughters could face cooking a rabbit in a stew, let alone a pie.

  2. jeanne229 says:

    What an accomplishment! Your touching flash reminded me of trips I used to take to Malta to visit my ex-husbands aunt and her family. Uncle Manuel kept rabbits in a big cage in his garden. Inevitably one would end up in Aunt Mary’s pot a couple of times a week. We anthropomorphize rabbits here, as we do so many animals, but they are a mainstay for many people around the world.

  3. Charli Mills says:

    A kind act to make someone a comfort dish. And a good team, hubby dispatching, you baking! I do wonder what “swede” is? The ingredients are similar to the UP pasties, although beef and not rabbit.

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  5. Norah says:

    What a generous offering. A smile is great repayment for the effort.

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