This week’s challenge:write a modern fable.
The Town “Fair” Pie Contest
by Heather L Campbell
July 31, 2013
Mrs. O’Malley left for the town fair
Her hair all pinned up nice nary a care
She brought a nice pie so good for dessert
Sure would win first prize that’s what it was worth
A lovely day for a blue ribbon too
She’d act real surprised that’s what she would do.
Posing for photos, her left side or right?
She hoped her photo would be in good light.
Off now to reap what she spent hours to sow
Ten lattice topped apple pies in a row
Her apple was still the towns very best
One taste of hers would outshine all the rest
The moment had come “the winner I’ll call…”
Mrs O’Malley was not named at all
“The Blue Ribbon… goes to Norma Mae Meryl,
The pecan pie made by our Mayor’s girl”
She was bested by a ten year old child…
“I won dear Daddy!” Norma went wild…
Mayor Meryl….beamed as he pulled many strings
For Norma Mae Meryl he’d “fix” anything
Moral of the story: Not all pie contests at the fair are fair. The best pie does not always win.