Making a New Friend Easy as Pie

Ah yes, Charli Mills challenged us with writing about FREE PIE this week for her 99-word flash fiction prompt. And it took me back to 1990 when I met a fabulous woman who became my dear friend.  So, here is the 99-word version of what happened that day… Join in the fun at The Carrot Ranch anytime!

Everyone told me to be sure and meet Aunt Bett, a local treasure who should be showcased in a television program. A perfect suggestion, since I ran the local television studio.

That first afternoon I spent with her was magic. She entertained me with wit, and wisdom and banged out ragtime on her piano. Impressive for a 90year old.

All at once, she realized she didn’t have time to cook dinner and walk her dog. So, I offered to cook the meal.

She returned to find Shepard’s Pie waiting in her oven. Reaching for her wallet…

Seriously, Aunt Bett?

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

One response to “Making a New Friend Easy as Pie

  1. Pingback: Free Pie « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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