“Girl, you dare put a piece of carrot cake in front of me that’s got bugs in it?”
“Grams, you know those raisins aren’t bugs.”
“Well they look just like the weevils that got in our flour when I was a girl and I ain’t eatin’ that.
“Grams, you taught me to make that cake, pick the raisins out and try it.”
After a tentative taste Grams old face wrinkles. “This ain’t my recipe it’s got hooch in it.”
“It’s not hooch, it’s Jamaican Rum I soaked the fruit in.”
“I guess them bugs are good and dead then.”
March 16, 2018, prompt from Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch Literary: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about carrot cake. It can be classic or unusual. Why is there cake? How does it feature in the story. Go where the prompt leads.
Respond by March 20, 2018, to be included in the compilation (published March 21). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!