Is that a genuine recipe? Have you made it yourself?
Yes, it's a genuine recipe. An old family recipe, in fact. (And I have friends who Really Love it.)
I also feel, making that pie, the way I feel when writing a short story. Whether this means I'm nuts in the head I leave to others.
Perhaps it is a koan.
"Writing a short story is like making a lime pie," the Master said.
The Disciple asked, "How is making a lime pie like writing a short story? It makes no sense!"
"You are quite right," the Master replied. "It makes no sense."