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. Today, you’ll be meeting a friend of hers, Billy (in the photo). I hope you like him!
Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting the challenge and Jennifer Pendergast for today’s photo prompt, which led me directly to this weeks’ 100-word story.
The Flying Ferris Wheel
Alice sat cross-legged on the grass, her head buried in her knees, sulking.
She’d been told off yet again for telling stories. Would she ever find someone who understood her?
‘Alice, Come here!’ shouted Billy.
‘Where are you?’
‘Behind the big wheel.’
‘No!’ She had to save him.
‘Be careful, Billy! It’s not a wheel. It’s a time portal. They’ll take you away!’
‘Are you crazy? Come here! It’s a flying Ferris wheel. If we jump on, the lights will shine and it’ll spin and take off. Hurry it’s time!’
‘Wait for me!’ she screamed running towards the wheel.
I think Alice has met her match 🙂 What will happen when her parents meet Billy? More next week…
All my ‘Alice’ flash fiction written for the Friday Fictioneers Challenge can be read as standalones, but if you’re interested in reading previous stories of Alice’s adventures, here they are!
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