Charli Mills over at Carrot Ranch recently painted a room or two the color of key lime pie (and she is not quite sure of her color choice) so this week’s prompt is to write a 99-word flash fiction (no more, no less) about key lime pie and to go where the prompt leads. Here is my take on this prompt.
Pie R Squared
Laura was a math teacher; math consumed her life. She always calculated each ingredient in her recipe down to the lowest common denominator.
Her husband’s birthday was tomorrow, March fourteenth, and instead of cake, Daniel wanted pie. Whether blackberry, pumpkin, or lemon meringue, it didn’t matter. He just loved pie.
Laura went to the store to get the fixings. Returning home, she made the crust before assembling the pie filling. She couldn’t calculate the volume of the key limes which frustrated her because they weren’t strictly cylinders, but with the help of her favorite pi, his pie was delicious.
Nancy Brady, 2019
See all the flash fictions at http://www.carrotranch.com on the subject of key lime pie.
As a child, when my mom asked what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday, I innocently said, “pumpkin pie,” not realizing the difference. After explaining the difference between pie and cake, she still made me what I wanted that year and every year afterwards because that’s what I preferred.
One of my haiku from my poetry book, Three Breaths:
still my favorite
~Nancy Brady, 2013