Humble Pie

The front door bell chimed.  Mrs. B. smiled as she recognized the young man entering her shop. 

“Hi Jason, what brings you here today?  I have freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Your favorite.”

“I know. I could smell them all the way down the street.  But no, I need a pie today.”

“What kind of pie?

“A humble pie.”

“Oh-oh. What’ya do?” Mrs. B shook her head.

“I told Sally there was no way I’d ever forget our anniversary…”

“… and you did.”


“It’s gonna take more than just a pie to fix this.”

“A large chocolate cake?”


I wrote this in response to Charli Mills’ July 20th Flash Fiction Challenge.  In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features any kind of pie.  And as always, she suggests we go where the prompt leads us.

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15 Responses to Humble Pie

  1. Norah says:

    I think chocolate cake wins over pie. Forgetting an anniversary? It happens. Shouldn’t have to eat too much humble pie. Great flash. Nice to see you back.

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    • Kate says:

      Chocolate cake is my Hubby’s favorite! Gratefully our anniversary is the one date he remembers. Maybe because it’s on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. 🙂 Glad to be back and have you visit.

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