“The Circle of our Love” – Flash Fiction

November 15, 2018, Carrot Ranch Literary Community prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that uses scraps. It can be scraps of dried flowers, paper, metal, fabric, food — any kind of scraps you can think of. Then write a story about those scraps and why they matter or what they make. Go where the prompt leads you.

Respond by November 20, 2018.

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Sally watched Nana roll the scraps of dough into a ball on the floured cutting board. This was her first time baking, and she couldn’t wait to mimic every move her grandmother made.

“Why do you roll it into a circle?”

Nana smiled as she maneuvered the rolling pin. “Because it’s easier to fit inside the pan.”

“But you could use a square pan, right?”

“Yes. I could, but the circle reminds me of our family. I gave birth to your mommy, and she gave birth to you. If we all hold hands, it’s a circle of our love.”

Here’s to your baking success this holiday season!

P. S. I’m buying a pie! 😀

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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36 Comments

  1. I love your story, Colleen. It’s full of love.

  2. Pingback: Scraps « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  3. It is sweet, and I can imagine the scene. I just baked a pumpkin pie for tomorrow. 🙂

  4. A lovely entry, Colleen.

  5. I love this story and the circle being the symbol of love. It’s lovely, Colleen. <3

  6. Such a beautiful and tender flash, and then I laughed at your postscript! My SIL is making the pies. 🙂 Enjoy them (with copious glops of whipped cream).

  7. A perfect mushy story for the season Sis <3

  8. Lovely! The secret ingredient: intergenerational love!

  9. Touching! Oh, and I am NOT baking pies either. Although I am making a cheesecake. Happy Thanksgiving

  10. aw, beautiful

  11. What a beautiful sentiment sis 💜

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