Dessert for One


“There’s nothing like an argument over dessert,” I flung a spoonful of whipped cream onto his cherry pie.

He stabbed a piece, shoved it in his mouth, and pointed the fork at me. “You started it.”

“Lovely. Now we’re twelve?”

He leaned back, arms crossed. “Go to hell.”

“Maybe,” I shrugged. “Maybe I’ll even see you there. But, for me, not today.”

“What’s that supposed to…” he grabbed his throat, glaring at me.

“Don’t worry, love,” I took a bite of my chocolate cake. “The choking won’t last long. Your heart will give out before it becomes too uncomfortable.”




Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch

July 20, 2017 prompt: Pie In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a pie.


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28 thoughts on “Dessert for One

  1. Now I want to know what she flavored the pie with. I’m going to go with honey, rather than sugar. Poor guy was deathly allergic to bees and she’ll sweetened the entire filling with their poison. It was as defendable in court as it was delicious. “I had no idea, your honor! Really I was just thinking about his waistline!”

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    • I’ll think twice, too. 😄 Something suspicious about baking a pie, serving it to someone, then not eating it. Especially if there’s arguing involved.

      “Now we’re twelve.” Yes. Don’t you feel like that sometimes? I just want to say that out loud to some people. Thanks, Irene.

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  2. Brilliant. Cinematic. Reminded me of a 4th of July I spent with my ex. I should have used the same seasoning you used 🙂 Instead, I was out of there a week later.

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