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! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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.


  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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