#FridayFictioneers ‘Amaranta in Disguise’ #FlashFiction

I’m having such fun looking forward to Fridays and responding to Friday Fictioneers with stories of adorable and creative Alice, and her incredulous and conventional parents, Marsha and Kevin.

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting the challenge and Shaktiki Sharma for today’s photo prompt, which led me directly to this weeks’ 100-word story.


           PHOTO PROMPT © Shaktiki Sharma


Amaranta In Disguise

Marsha smiled. ‘Look, Alice, what a beautiful grasshopper!’

Kevin shook his head. ‘No dear, it’s a cricket.’

‘Are you sure?’

He slid on his glasses. ‘Observe the antennae, they’re short, and it’s chirping by rubbing its wings together, not rubbing its hind legs with its wings.’

Marsha’s eyebrows rose. ‘Moving? Chirping? It’s perfectly still.’

Alice skipped around the insect. ‘You’re both wrong! She’s in disguise.’  

‘In disguise?’ asked Marsha.

‘She’s Amaranta, who’s come all the way from Andromeda to rescue Tarsis from the spell cast by Zoltan.’  

Kevin sighed. ‘That’s it. If you don’t phone Dr. Watson tomorrow, I will.’


Oh dear, Alice might really be in trouble this time! Unless next weeks’ prompt can save her yet again 🙂   

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PHOTO PROMPT © Shaktiki Sharma

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Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

12 thoughts on “#FridayFictioneers ‘Amaranta in Disguise’ #FlashFiction

  1. I have to admit I am loving this series. I actually do hope Alice is brought to the doctor so the doctor can tell her father what a doofus he is and to encourage his imaginative daughter instead of stifle her…

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    1. Well, it was a mixture of luck, encouragement and inspiration! After my first post, so many blog visitors were worried about Alice, that I thought, I’ve created a real character readers can feel empathy with, so I decided to carry on. I plan to gradually include all her family, doctor, teachers and friends. There is no plan, except to explore Alice and her life. I’ll just follow where the prompt takes me…Thank you for dropping by and commenting:)

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