Time again for a new episode of Friday Fictioneers featuring our indomitable heroine, Alice Pendragon, her best friend, Billy, and her parents Kevin and Marsha. This story takes us back to Alice’s early teen years, before her father disappeared.
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 snowy photo prompt.
Marsha turned from the jammed door. ‘We’re snowed in.’
Billy’s lips curled and Alice grabbed his hand. ‘Let’s turn the lights out, sit around the fireplace and tell ghost stories.’
Kevin shook his head and Marsha aimed the remote control. ‘What about a movie while I prepare dinner?’
Alice tugged her arm. ‘Stay mum. Tell us one of granny’s stories.’
‘I’m starving, darling.’ said Kevin.
‘Let’s have campfire baked potatoes and pretend we’re trapped in…’
‘Let me guess,’ sighed Kevin. ‘Castle Dracula?’
‘I was thinking of Overlook Hotel, actually, daddy.’
Marsha gasped. Kevin stared back blankly and Alice hoped he wouldn’t Google it, or she’d be grounded again.
Creative and cheeky Alice, always a step ahead of Kevin!
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!