General Fiction posted February 17, 2020

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Flash fiction 150 words

A Tale of Pizza

by CrystieCookie999

Marie and her husband, Rob, decided they wanted to start a pizza restaurant. They developed their own concept to appeal to all ages.

Rob and Marie enlisted the aid of their teenage sons, Matt and Kyle, to deliver coupons. Those advertised how customers could buy one pizza and get one pizza of equal or lesser size.

Marie and Rob invested in high-quality mozzarella, provolone, and freshly-grated Italian Romano and Parmesan cheeses. They actually invested in ninety-nine different kinds of cheese! They also developed very tasty pizza sauce, used generously on each pizza.

Not surprisingly, their business took off quickly and made them millionaires. Rob likes to say they are successful because they like to "hit the sauce." Marie prefers to say it's because they "are the cheesiest place in town." But Matt and Kyle always remind their parents about their role with the line, "Yeah, but once coupon a time..."

Flash Fiction contest entry


To 'hit the sauce' is an idiom for drinking. Rob was making a joke.
"but once coupon a time..." - this is a pun for "once upon a time." I have also delivered coupons to houses in person, and it is more work than one thinks, especially in the hot summer, mid-day. But it's still good exercise.
I counted the words one by one. Oddly enough, my total equaled the total in the counter here, which rarely happens.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

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