Dick Waters Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Dick Waters is the readers’ choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:


cake jan 2011 photo by K. S. BrooksCake Town Massacre
by Dick Waters

The “National Dessert” reporter tried her best to get the straight story from pastries who witnessed the prior night’s battle.

She reviewed her notes:

There were rumors that the pies were not happy with cake in the “Cake Town” store name, along with customer attention to the elaborate cake displays.

Rhubarb Pie said that cakes should have been warned by rumors of Cherry Pie’s nightly rallies.

The fight actually started when Stargazy Pie reported diminished Birthday Cake ranks.

Lady Baltimore did her best to organize the fruit and nut pies, but Pecan was the hardest as he was truly a nut case.

Key Lime unlocked both display cases.

Mississippi Mud and Natchitochis Meat lead the charge.

It was observed that Lemon Meringue was more focused on Manchester Tart.

Last out of the case was “Chicken and Mushroom Pie.”

Boston Cream didn’t participate, not knowing which camp he belonged to.

Her notes from the actual battle:

Killer Pie was the first to make contact and laid a mighty blow on Pound Cake, who knocked over Upside-Down Cake.

Marble Cake saw that action, slipping trying to get away.

Pound Cake tried his best to move, but couldn’t.

Rum Cake only grinned at the action.

Fruit Cake was last seen ogling over Cherry Pie’s assets.

Wedding Cake scurried off with Angel Cake, while Devil’s Food gave chase.

The Chocolate Cakes negotiated a truce only having to part with their cherries, and a store name change to Pie Empire.

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