“How’d I get here?” Alice tipped back in her porch rocker, watching sunset over misty mountains. “Cheesecake, darlin’…”
I raised an eyebrow.
“Back in the 80’s, Gramma’s Great Smoky Cheesecake was multi-billion, multi-national, with an option to go intergalactic. I was so busy dealing with the Martians, I didn’t see what was happening with my husband and the Venusians. When he filed for divorce, he wanted alimony—which translated to all-my-money. He got it, he spent it, but he still can’t make cheesecake.
“So here I am, and I couldn’t be happier! Have a slice…it’s Gramma’s special secret recipe.”
© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2017)
Carrot Ranch Prompt (06/01/2017): In 99 words (no more/no less) write a story about feeling content. Explore what is contentment and any direction will do. Go where the prompt leads.
Genre Shorties prompt (Tracy Fabre): This week’s genre is Tall Tales or Legends. Your story may be serious or lighthearted or as silly as you like just so long as it is 100 words or less and written for the following prompt. Use one of more of the following words in your story: cheesecake alimony galaxy chipmunk