I’m thrilled it’s Friday once again. Time for a new flash fiction episode for Friday Fictioneers featuring Alice and her best friend, Billy.
Alice’s dad, Kevin, is still missing, and Alice will do anything to find him. Billy will do anything to help Alice, so together they’re a great team!
The Wedding Band
Alice sat on the grass, eyes closed, her back and head leaning against the tree trunk.
‘What’s up?’ asked Billy.
‘I’m looking for evidence.’
Billy looked over towards the abandonned cottage. ‘Shouldn’t we be looking inside?’
‘The tree’s our only witness,’ Alice whispered.
Billy crouched beside her, facing the bark.
‘Can you feel it too?’ She asked.
Billy pushed his fingers inside a knot hole.
‘I know my father was here.’
‘He was,’ said Billy. ‘Look.’ He pulled out Kevin’s singular, encrusted wedding band. ‘Now we’re going to the police.’
‘No,’ said Alice. ‘We keep searching until we find him before the others do.’
All my ‘Alice’ flash fiction stories, written for the Friday Fictioneers Challenge, can be read as standalones, but if you’d like to read previous stories of Alice’s adventures, here they are!