“Sweet Cherry Pie,” 99-Word Story

close up photo of an uncooked pie

The Carrot Ranch, July 25, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story sweet as cherries. It can be about the fruit or something cherries represent. Why is it sweet? Can you use contrast to draw out the beauty? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by July 30, 2022.

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It was time. Hazel opened the oven door. The sweet scent of cherries filled the room. She knew this pie would be a winner at the Pie Bake Off at the park this afternoon. After all, she’d added her secret ingredient.

Later, she watched in fascination as the judge took his first bite. His eyes lit up with pleasure at the taste of her sweet confection.

“This is the one,” he said. “First place!”

Then he crumpled in a heap to the ground.

Hazel smiled. She had finally found a way to deal with her ex-husband once and for all.

Check out the 99-Word Stories from last week’s challenge: https://carrotranch.com/2022/07/27/floating-collection/

41 Comments

  1. OOOh…. I just watched a show where some poison was put into some wine… and the wrong person got it. But… the person who poisoned the wine took a small sip to have a reaction and take the suspision off of themselves. It was a ‘Midsummer Murder’… and they always get the ‘vilian’! 😀

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