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Flash Fiction: It’s Pasta Time

It’s pasta time at Charli’s Carrot Ranch. What are you waiting for? Saddle up and write!

Pasta Pray Tells: What Are We Eating, Exactly?

The little girl grimaced in her seat, staring at her plate of pasta. The garlic bread basket sat in the middle of table, steamy and pleasant. Her parents urged her to try her meal.

The little girl sighed resignedly and tried to eat. The fork and spoon soon fell to her plate with a clatter.

“I can’t do it!” she exclaimed. “Please, don’t make me.”

“Why not, dear?”

“It’s angel’s hair!” the little girl sobbed. “Give it back to them, please!”

Author’s note: For anyone unfamiliar, angel hair is a type of very delicate pasta. It’s long and golden, hence it’s idyllic name. When I was a little girl, I had angel hair pasta for the first time at a restaurant. I, too, thought it was actual hair from an angel. I smile at this memory even now.

Thanks for reading and happy writing, everyone!

P.S.–I apologize for the grammar/typo error. I already submitted everything and it adhered to the 99 words rule.