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 which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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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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