March 15: Flash Fiction Challenge – Carrot Cake


March 16, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about carrot cake. It can be classic or unusual. Why is there cake? How does it feature in the story. Go where the prompt leads.

At one point Gran became obsessed with making carrot cake. She’d read that at it might be ‘healthy’ and so took to making them to improve everyone’s health.

She loved to quote the reasons from people she thought knew the ins and outs of these cakes. But the one thing she found hard to justify was the thick layer of icing she’d see on the store bought cakes.

“All that sugar,” she’d say, “ be better saving it for my tea.”

Once Gran started to make anything she became an expert.

Gran’s carrot cakes came icing free.


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14 Responses to March 15: Flash Fiction Challenge – Carrot Cake

  1. I love this Michael. There is nothing like home made carrot cake.

  2. It will probably be one of the first things I cook when I eventually get my new cooker sorted!

  3. Norah says:

    But the icing’s the best part! 🙂

  4. Gran always knows best when it comes to cooking 🙂

  5. I’d miss the icing. When it comes to calories you’re better off eating chocolate cake.

  6. Charli Mills says:

    Gran has the right idea (save the spot of sweet for the tea). I’ve grown partial to a spoonful of maple syrup in my coffee and tea, but I would miss the frosting.

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