Time again for a new episode of Friday Fictioneers featuring our indomitable heroine, Alice Pendragon, who will discover the downside of falling in love…
Thank you Rochelle at Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple for this week’s prompt for hosting this fabulous weekly flash fiction challenge. Thank you © Dale Rogerson for this week’s icy photo prompt.
“You asked me how I feel, mum?” Alice said walking over to the window and lifting her chin towards the wintry garden.
“Like ice. My heart is crying frozen drops of dew, hanging onto the freezing branches. I’m chilled to the core and dead to the world. I’m paralysed by frost and trapped in a tiny iceberg.”
Alice remembered their argument and sighed. “Billy’s not coming back this time.”
Her mother chuckled. “He left an hour ago.”
Alice shook her head. “You don’t understand, mum.”
Her mother smiled. “Trust me, I do. Call him. He’s feeling like the frozen pool.”
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!