March 14, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about free pie. What kind of pie and freedom? Who is involved with pies? How is it free? Go where the prompt leads! Due by March 19, 2022.
“Mom, where are you?” Helena burst into the kitchen, searching for her mother.
“I’m in the laundry room.”
“Miss Pickering baked us a pie.”
“What? Miss Pickering from across the street?”
“That’s her,” Helena said. “She met me at the bus stop. She said it was an Irish pie.”
“She hasn’t made an Irish pie in years.”
Helena pulled back the foil on the pie plate. “It looks like a pie to me, and she said it’s free, and told me Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Besides, I remember that Miss Pickering makes the best Irish Shepard’s Pie in Michigan.”