Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – The Pieman


Image © Enisa

It was on the way to the Fair when I met the Pieman.

He was cooling his feet in the gently flowing creek.

It was hot, and he was on a lunch break. He’d travelled a long way; his pies were hot and steaming in the back of his van.

He mopped his brow, splashed his feet, and nodded to me as he waded by.

On his return, I asked if I could taste one of his pies, to which he asked which flavour I desired.

I asked him his flavours.

There was: plain, salty, mushroom, curry, sweet and sour, chilli, potato, cheesy bacon and bacony cheese.

Then he said he had apple, raspberry, strawberry cream, peach and pecans with passionfruit or without.

Such choices I did remark so to be safe I asked for a sweet and sour with tomato sauce.

I munched, he smiled and then mounting his van drove off to the Fair.


Written for: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2018/02/19/fffaw-challenge-week-of-february-20-2018/

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18 Responses to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – The Pieman

  1. Mmmm Yum! You made me hungry. Lovely story, Michael! It felt like a lazy kind of summer day!

  2. michael1148humphris says:

    A modern take on Mother Goose, or should that be Father Goose. I enjoyed the various images.

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Was his name Simon by any chance? Delightful take.

  4. Lyn says:

    Only you, Michael, could take a picture like this and turn it upside down, inside out and come up with a story like this. Super imaginative 😀

  5. I just had lunch and I am hungry again now 🙂

  6. Oh I really want an apple pie now ☺️

  7. mandibelle16 says:

    Interesting take, I like it. I love apple pie, but peach pie done right is pretty amazing too!

  8. yarnspinnerr says:

    Wonderfully imaginative.

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