July 20: Flash Fiction Challenge

Charli’s challenge 🙂

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

During my first attempt to make a pie crust, I slammed the ball of dough on the kitchen floor like a tennis player who lost the match. I grew up reading Laura Ingalls Wilder and somewhere along the lines she wrote I became convinced that a happy home had pie. If I couldn’t master the crust, would I ever find happiness?

Throughout the years others have tried to teach me how easy it is — add ice water only to the dough; vinegar is the secret ingredient to great flakes; beat an egg yolk into the water; don’t over-knead; don’t under-knead; use a wooden rolling pin; stick your tongue out just a little to the left and it will all be okay. I’ve savored the crust of others, but never accomplished the task.

My fillings are divine, and I have a talent for spicing anything. Even when I omit the…

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5 thoughts on “July 20: Flash Fiction Challenge

    1. hi Aspirantgoth 🙂 I’ve visited your site and I enjoyed reading your posts. I think carry on doing what you’re doing and you’ll be alright. Good luck and have fun ❤

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