It’s Friday, time for another of Alice’s stories with Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting the weekly Friday Fictioneers challenge and Sandra Crook for today’s photo prompt, which led me directly to this weeks’ 100-word story.
Great Aunt Celine’s Postcard
‘Great Aunt Celine says she’s sorry she couldn’t come to the funeral, but she hopes to visit soon, before she follows her sister into the next dimension.’ Alice handed the postcard back to her mother.
Kevin’s jaw dropped. ‘Alice speaks French?
‘She spent a lot of time with my mother.’
‘Can we visit France?’ Alice held up the postcard. ‘Granny was born in this beautiful city.’
Marsha sighed. ‘One day.’
‘Granny’s mother was German. We could go to Germany, too! Can I take German classes?’
Kevin shook his head. ‘Careful Marsha, she’s too clever and ambitious for her own good.’
Rochelle’s story inspired me to write my own. Please check out her flash fiction about the Lebensborn children.
After reading Rochelle’s flash, I decided to include French and German ancestry in Alice’s background. Perhaps Alice’s grandmother and her family had been involved in the Second World War? We’ll see where future prompts lead my story…
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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