That Dessert Will Be The Death Of Me #carrotranch

That Dessert Will Be The Death Of Me

‘What we got, Rog?’

‘Suspicious death. Victim was suffocated. No sign of the perp.’

‘Strangled? Gas? Drowning.’

‘Looks like the last one only…’

‘Only…?’

‘Not the usual sort, you know in water?’

‘Go on.’

‘The forensics guys say his airways were blocked…’

‘Rog, what are you saying…’

‘Biscuits.’

‘You can’t drown in biscuits. That’s complete…’

‘Biscuit crumbs, you know like a cheese cake base.’

‘Not another New York…?’

‘Different topping. They’ve having it tested, but the smell… oh heck, it has to be the Pie Killer.’

‘Vanilla? Chocolate?’

‘Citrus.’

‘Ah ha. So the lime is the key this time?’

This is written in response to the weekly prompt from the


December 5, 2019, prompt
: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a key lime pie. How can you use it in a story? Is it about the pie? Or about characters making, eating, or otherwise engaging with one? Go where the prompt leads!

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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12 Responses to That Dessert Will Be The Death Of Me #carrotranch

  1. I take my hat off to you, Sir, with this sublime piece of writing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ritu says:

    He he! good one!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. kidsincovid says:

    haha! If you like yummy desserts, go to my site called kidsincovid in a post called recipes. In a few minutes we’ll also post a great pumpkin bread recipe

    Liked by 1 person

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