The Last Piece of Pie

This week at the Carrot Ranch, Charli Mills challenged writers to 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!

Charli wrote about free edible pie that was available at College in honour of Pi Day. Of course, my mind went somewhere else.

I thought about the pieces of pie we try our best to collect as we travel around and around the Trivial Pursuit board, hoping that when we get a question for a piece of pie, we’ll get one we can answer correctly.

The most difficult is the final question, when the tray is filled with every flavour of pie and the other players decide which question will be the most difficult to answer. This family allowed each player to choose one free piece of pie at the beginning of the game in order to speed it along. I hope you enjoy the story.

The Last Piece of Pie

Josie wished they’d hurry. It was past her bedtime.

“Blue’s the hardest,” said Adam.

“Maybe for you, but she got it before,” said Bridget.

“She got them all, dur.”

“What was her free one? Anyone notice?” said Dirk.

“Yellow,” said Ellen. “Definitely.”

“Here’s your question, Grandma,” said Dirk.

Josie’s eyes were closed. Her mouth was open. A gentle snore rumbled out.

“Is the right answer,” said Adam. Everyone giggled.

Josie snorted awake. “What did you decide?”

“It’s okay, Grandma. We declared you the winner.”

Win or lose didn’t matter in the pursuit of happiness. It was all rather trivial.

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Note: The collection of stories made in response to the previous prompt Robotic Writers can be read at the Carrot Ranch here.

54 thoughts on “The Last Piece of Pie

  1. Pingback: Free Pie « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  2. roughwighting

    Haha. Being a grandmother, and not good at trivial pursuit games (or any games, for that matter – I always lose) I laughed and smirked at your humorous story. Grandmother may have even been pretending to snore, just to end the game and keep everyone HAPPY! Well done. 😉

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  3. Jules

    I like this Pie story. I am not a whiz at trivia. I once played that game but they had the answer to one question wrong. And it made me loose… so I never played it again.
    A thumb is not a finger. However all fingers are digits. The game had some misinformation about that fact. …. I lived. 😉

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    1. Norah Post author

      I’m pleased you lived Jules. I’d love to know the context for the question. We do usually refer to having five fingers on each hand, even though one is a thumb. I’m sorry you never played again. I’m terrible at trivia but it doesn’t stop me having a laugh. Your situation reminds me of a Seinfeld episode (did you watch Seinfeld?) when George was playing TP with the ‘bubble boy’. The bubble boy was about to win with the correct answer ‘Moors’. Unfortunately, the answer was incorrectly printed as ‘moops’ on the card and George had great delight in not letting the boy win. Typical George behaviour. 😅

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      1. Jules

        I enjoy other tivia and other games.
        The other day our grandson was over – Gramps, Grama and Grandson played good old ‘Chinese Checkers’ with marbles. I won!
        Then we played an odd card game the Grandson brought called ‘Exploding Cats!’

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          1. Jules

            Cars, cats… problably not much different. Have to match two to get the advantage of the play. But hard to play when the rules keep changing 😉 Our Guy kept trying to change the rules (one time) for Chinese Checkers! Finally it was – nope these are the rules Kido 😉 ~JP

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  4. Kate

    I don’t remember the pies in Trivial Pursuit – obviously it’s been a long time since I played it. I do remember the questions and trying to outwit my brother with answers though. I like it when games are played in fun. Great take on the prompt.

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