#FridayFictioneers Pirate Ships #FlashFiction

It’s Friday, time for another Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction story with adorable and creative Alice, her incredulous and conventional parents, Marsha and Kevin, and her best friend, Billy. Today, we’ll be learning a little more about Alice, and why she needs to be creative. I hope you like this new episode!

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

                                                                    PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria

Pirate Ships

“Which boat shall we take today, Alice?”

“Not today, Billy.”

“Alice Pendragon, you’ll be the first ever one-eyed, girl pirate in the history of Caribbean piracy!”

Alice shook her head and turned away. “There aren’t any pirate ships in the picture.”

“Alice, please look again and choose one of the ships to sail.”

Nurse Temple rapped on the door and strode in. “I’m afraid you’ll have to come back later, Billy. The doctor’s coming to check out our patient.”

“You already have a head scarf,” said Billy handing Alice the eye patch, “You better be wearing this when I come back!”

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Sorry, Alice’s story is a little sad today. My granddaughter was admitted to hospital last Monday. She’s home today and it was nothing too serious, but it made me think how lucky we are when we and our loved ones are healthy, and how important it is to be creative and believe in yourself, in sickness and in health.

 

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!

 If you’d like to join in Friday Fictioneers or read other posts check Rochelle’s Blog for rules and prompts. 

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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.

Posted on March 31, 2017, in Friday Fictioneers and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Dear Luccia,

    I hope one day you’ll put all of Alice’s stand alones into one book. If you need an illustrator let me know. 😉 I’m glad your little Alice is well. And your story, as always, is captivating. Not many can pull this off and you’re doing it quite well.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • Dear Rochelle, I was actually chatting to my daughter about this today! I’d love to write more of Alice’s stories and make them into a children’s book. I’ll let you know if the project takes off and I need an illustrator 🙂 Thank you so much for your encouragement 💖

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  2. There’s warmth and pathos in this

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    • Thank you. My own emotional state has drifted into the story. I like the way Billy is helping her. We sometimes forget how much we need our friends to help us through the hard times.

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  3. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover

    I was caught up in the whimsy of the story until the nurse walked it. It was a punch to the gut and I expected the worst. Glad you added Billy to brighten the dark story.

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  4. Martin Cororan

    That’s a great little take on the prompt – very good.

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  5. Oh no, not Alice. The head scarf doesn’t bode well. It’s still a lovely story.

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  6. Oh no, I’m worried for Alice. I’m so glad that your granddaughter is okay.

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