99 word prompt : American pie

July 20, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that features a pie. You can make it any kind of pie, focus on filling or crust, or tell us about the pie-maker. How does pie set a tone in a story? Does it warm the hearth or bring disappointment?

If you want to participate, here is the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2017/07/21/july-20-flash-fiction-challenge-2/

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“Mom?”

“Yes, dear.”

“Can I learn your meat pie recipe?”

 “You know how to make a pie.”

“Fruit pie has sugar from southern cane fields.  This has potatoes and onions from our plantation.”

“You know the tradition. When you become a woman, I’ll pass along our secret family recipe.”

I stared out the window, admiring the fertile fields spanning an area once called southern Georgia.  Not much left after the civil war but rusting cars and empty buildings.  We were prepared when people fled south, and wasted no meat.  The fortunate ones died quickly, becoming fertilizer in our fields.