March 15: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about carrot cake. It can be classic or unusual. Why is there cake? How does it feature in the story. Go where the prompt leads.


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Michael set about making his carrot cake for the pending agricultural show. He had lost five years running. He was determined that this would be his year. He knew why he had lost each year and he was fuming. In this small town, they were all friends and he was the only man who entered. And there was a worldwide vendetta.
The world seems to hate white, cisgender, conservative, heterosexual males.

Across town, head judge Loreen looked at the list of competitors. She smiled at Michael’s name and thought,
That poor man can’t cook and he’s into so himself.

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5 comments on “March 15: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  1. Hahaha. Poor Michael doesn’t know his limitations. Looks like he’s going to be disappointed again this year. Thank you for teaching me a new word also – I’d not heard of cisgender before. You might want to change the word before it to white. Great story.

  2. Charli Mills says:

    This is the sort of literary story that highlights what is wrong with social norms in a way that lets the reader experience the folly. Good one, Lisa!

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