I’ve been absent from this challenge for too long, and I’m thrilled to be back again, albeit a day late, with my Friday Fictioneers story of Alice Pendragon and her adventures with her family and friends, thanks to the photo prompts and inspiration provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Roger Bulltot for today’s photo prompt. Check out this weekly challenge and other entries here.
An Open Air Theatre
We rushed into the ruins and sat in the shade by the east wall. I bit into my apple. ‘I heard my dad say they should tear this building down.’
Billy frowned. ‘That would be a pity.’
‘They could rebuild it as a museum in memory of the victims.’
‘The smallpox patients.’
‘What were they doing here?’
‘It was a hospital. The sick were brought here to die in isolation with no hope of recovery.’
‘It should be an open air theatre.’ He climbed up to the top window and shouted down. ‘Juliet, wherefore art thou? Climb up!’
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!