#FridayFictioneers ‘The Babysitter’ #FlashFiction

I’m thrilled to be with you yet again on Friday with my Friday Fictioneers story of Alice Pendragon and her adventures, thanks to the photo prompts and inspiration provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Friday Fictioneers. Check out this weekly challenge here.

Alice does it again. She always seems to be annoying one man or other, except Billy of course! Today we’ll be meeting her baby sitter…


PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Butolt


The BabySitter

Wayne looked over the counter at the waitress. “Fancy a movie when you finish here, Cheryl?”

“I’m babysitting tonight.”

“Again, with that crazy kid in her spooky old house?”

“She’s different, special really. She helped me with my French exam and my creative writing assignment.”

“I thought you were dropping out and working full-time here. We agreed to save up for a deposit on a house.”

“I’ve decided to apply for college.”

“Don’t you want us to get married?”

“I do, but I’ve decided to go to College first.”

He shook his head. “That little girl is putting weird ideas in your head.”    


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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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 May 19, 2017, in Friday Fictioneers and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I’m not sure Wayne is going to hang around waiting for Cheryl, so I hope she’s sure in her decision. That little Alice has a lot to answer for.

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  2. Smart girl, that babysitter. And the best thing is for Cheryl to dump Wayne!
    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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  3. Alice is imparting wisdom on older girls, now. I love it! 😀

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  4. Dear Luccia,

    Crazy ideas indeed. 😉 Perhaps Wayne isn’t the right man for Cheryl. If he’s not willing to grow along with her, life could become uncomfortable for them as a couple. Well done.



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