December 13: Flash Fiction Challenge – Apple Pies and Slices


December 13, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about Cora Kingston. You can answer any of the questions history obscures or completely make up a Cora Kingston story. Go where the prompt (and the name) leads you.

I was searching for my grand parents grave when I came across the gravestone of Cora Kingston.

It wasn’t all that remarkable save for the one line that grabbed my attention: “A baker of delicious apple pies and slices”.

I thought she must have made a mark on those around her for that line to be etched onto her gravestone.

She eighty-nine years old, so the stone said, I calculated that was a lot of apple pies.

I assumed this lady was missed in death, the tribute said so much, and I wondered what they might add about me.


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15 Responses to December 13: Flash Fiction Challenge – Apple Pies and Slices

  1. Sadje says:

    Good one! They would say that you were a great writer?

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    I see an impact of the festival season on your writing. 😀

  3. Michael glad you found Cora’s grave giving us the end of her story. Apple pie maker – what a claim to fame. Perhaps they’ll say on yours ” a flasher of the nth degree.”

  4. Wow, nice one, and a different take on the prompt, taking me to a completely different direction. To be known as a baker of apple pies, not a bad thing to be. ~nan

  5. robbiecheadle says:

    I liked this take, Michael.

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