The Collection: Free Pies

This week at Carrot Ranch ( ) the prompt was to write a 99-word piece (no more, no less…and yes, the pun is intended, but I digress) on free pie because March 14 is known as Pi Day. Today, the Collection was posted of all of the stories written for the prompt.

This pedometer geek writer wrote the following story:

Annie’s Pie Day

It was nearing Annie’s fifth birthday when her mom asked her what kind of cake she wanted for her birthday.

“Pumpkin pie,” Annie said.

“That’s not cake; that’s pie,” her mom said.

Cake and pie were one and the same to Annie, but pumpkin pie was her favorite. Cake was okay, but she really didn’t like icing all that much. “Can I still have pumpkin pie for my birthday?” she said.

“Sure,”  and so it was that her mom baked a pumpkin pie for Annie on her birthday the year she turned five, and for almost every birthday afterwards.

~Nancy Brady, 2022

The following haiku is found in Three Breaths:

pumpkin pie

still my favorite

birthday cake

~Nancy Brady

published by Drinina Press, LLC, 2012

To read all the stories in The Collection, check out the blog at There are so many different takes on the prompt, which are worth reading.

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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7 Responses to The Collection: Free Pies

  1. Jules says:

    I know a few folks who’d leave ‘cake’ aside. One likes those giant cookies 🙂

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  2. I can still get my mom to make me a lemon meringue pie or a blueberry buckle on my birthday (both way better than cake) Pumpkin pie would be good too…

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  3. JC home says:

    I am a huge fan of pumpkin pie. But all in all, I think I prefer devil’s food cake…with lots and lots of whipped cream. OOOOOOOH!


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