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.
“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!”
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!
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