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Day 21 – Prompt #49: Pie

I have a book called Complete the Story and it has 150 interesting writing prompts. I recommend it to anyone who often faces writer’s block. I am going to try to do one a day. This is day 21, and prompt #49 in the book. Today’s story is very short and my challenge was to take the story in a different direction.

Prompt: My mother is famous for her pies. They are like no other pies I’ve ever tasted anywhere else. She has even been on TV to teach people how to make them, although she left out her secret ingredient. The day she finally passed the recipe on to me…

My mother is famous for her pies. They are like no other pies I’ve ever tasted anywhere else. She has even been on TV to teach people how to make them, although she left out her secret ingredient. The day she finally passed the recipe on to me, my eyes eagerly scanned the recipe, searching for the thing she didn’t mention in her episode on that little TV show starring “the best pranks and pranksters.” Homemade unsweetened Jell-O, way-too-salty pie crust, chunks of lemon to top it off. Finally, I spotted it! Chili powder! I looked up and smiled at my mom as she got in her car on the side of the road to leave. “Might give you something fun to do with — or to — your family while we’re in isolation. Bye!” she shouted, her voice muffled by her makeshift mask, as she drove away.

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A teenager obsessed with words of all kinds. When I’m not reading or writing, I like drawing, musical theatre, and D&D.

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