Jake’s eyes sparkled as he slid the plate towards me.
The sliver of cake was moist; loaded with carrots. Ground walnuts, covered the rich cream cheese icing. I picked up my fork, mouth watering in anticipation.
“Where’s yours? I don’t want to consume all these calories on my own!” I teased.
“This one’s especially for you,” he replied.
Shrugging, I dug the fork into the cake, feeling metal hit metal.
Breaking it apart, I gasped. In the middle lay a cushion-cut, diamond ring.
“It’s a carat cake,” Jake joked, locking his eyes on mine. “Will you marry me Isabel?”
By Sarah ©2018
Prompt: Carrot Ranch, Flash Fiction Challenge – March 16, 2018. Task: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about carrot cake. It can be classic or unusual. Why is there cake? How does it feature in the story. Go where the prompt leads.