July 20: Flash Fiction Challenge – Herb’s Pie.


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?

It started every Friday morning at 6am sharp. A steady stream of shoppers knocking on the rear door of the bakery. They were after Herb’s Special Pie. Baked in the early hours, a mixture of meat and secret ingredients.

They were so sought after he couldn’t keep up with demand. Backdoor sales were all he could manage.

At home, you never put your pie in the fridge. You left it out until evening giving the secret ingredients more time to do their thing. Eating your pie gave you the expected tilt in your kilt and smile on your dial.


Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2017/07/21/july-20-flash-fiction-challenge-2/

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16 Responses to July 20: Flash Fiction Challenge – Herb’s Pie.

  1. Charli Mills says:

    Now that’s a fun pie to try! I’m wondering what herbs Herb uses? 😀

  2. After the last story of yours I read this morning, I just wasn’t 100% sure where you were going to go for the filling in this one lol

  3. Back door pie, huh? Herb, huh? Hmm. It is all about the secret ingredients.

  4. scribblersdip says:

    LOL – now this is a pie tale to remember! wonderful 99 flash – hahahahaha 😉

  5. Secret Herbs and the Chef’s culinary talent jacks up the demand. i can feel the lingering aroma of the pie.well baked er well written.

  6. I could do with one of those pies.

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  8. Lots of laughs, Michael. I lovely piece.

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