Pecan Pie

This was a quick story written in under ten minutes at the first 84 Words event at my local cafe. I’m not used to sharing my work with others, so I was a bit nervous, but I really shouldn’t have been: it was great fun.

“What on Earth is this?”

“Pecan pie.”

“Pecan pie?”

“Yep, it’s pecan pie. Don’t you like it?”

“Hmm. Well it’s not like any pecan pie I’ve ever tasted. Where’s the nuts?”

“Nuts?”

“Yes. The nuts. Pecan nuts. One generally puts pecan nuts in a pecan pie. In fact, I’d go as far to say it’s the primary ingredient. Along with sugar and butter of course. And flour. And maybe cream on top for a bit of decoration. But most of all, pecan nuts!”

“Oh.”