99 Word Prompt : well preserved

August 15, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a sweet jam. It can take you to the kitchen or the smokey room of a back-alley bar. What makes it sweet? Go where the prompt leads you!

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  CARROT RANCH



“Happy Birthday, Grandma,” Joy said.

Edna reached into yet another gift bag.  A jar of strawberry preserves.

“I asked my family to pool their money,” Edna said.  “I’m going to take a writing class!”

“But Grandma, you’re old!”

Edna held the unwanted gift toward Joy. “Get your money back, tell my family I expect a check for $200 made out to Hoover Community College, and bring it to me.”

“But…the party…”

“Go!”  Edna ordered.

Never willing to settle for less than the best, Edna opened a cabinet full of her homemade strawberry jam, slathering some on fresh baked bread.