#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.
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