Joan And Judy

Part Eleven

Yes, Joan knew it was always better to keep her mouth closed, remain polite and stay on the fence during critical town discussions, especially on bake-off day. This entitled no one to judge her; neither her opinion nor her cooking. So when Joan served her new recipe of chunky steak and fresh mushroom pie at the the bake-off, instead of her famous lemon cream pie that she had cooked and served every year for the past sixty years; the stunned townsfolk took to their own fenced pens and Joan remained safe inside hers. For the time being, anyway.