Guest author: Abbie Johnson Taylor ~ French Silk Pie #shortstory

Thanks to Sue Vincent for allowing me to promote my work by guest posting on her blog. I hope you enjoy the story I’m sharing.

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I glanced up from my dessert and saw him. He was sitting at the next table, also alone, also eating French silk pie. Our eyes met. He stood, picked up his plate, and carried it to my table. Sitting down across from me, he asked, “You like French silk pie too?”
“Yes,” I answered, surprised by his boldness.
“You come here often?”
“Yes,” I said.
We stared at each other for a moment. Then, I picked up my fork and started eating again. Being a happily married woman, the last thing I needed was to be distracted by another man. Couldn’t he see the wedding ring on my left hand?
Finally, he extended his hand.

“I’m Jack Baker.”
With an inward sigh of resignation, I put down my fork and took his hand.
“I’m Jill Tanner.”
“Jack and Jill, how about that? I was transferred here a couple of weeks…

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at

2 thoughts on “Guest author: Abbie Johnson Taylor ~ French Silk Pie #shortstory”

  1. Hi, Abbie–Since I was unable to leave a comment on Sue’s website, I am leaving a comment on your blog about your “French Silk Pie” short story.  What a story!  What a twist at the end!  I will never look at French Silk Pie again without recalling your memorable short story.  I hope that the publicity on Sue’s site will be very fruitful for your writing goals.

    Take care–Alice


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