#FridayFictioneers ‘The Lie’ #FlashFiction #100words

It’s Friday, time for another Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction story with adorable and creative Alice, her parents, Marsha and Kevin, and her best friend, Billy.

Kevin was kidnapped and rescued by Alice and Billy, but since his return, he’s been behaving strangely…

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting the challenge, and Dale Rogerson for today’s photo prompt, which led me directly to this weeks’ 100-word story.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

The Lie

“Mum, what are we doing here?”
Alice scanned the floor below, where the concert attendants were having a drink during the intermission.
Her voice trembled. “Your father is seeing someone.”
“I don’t know her name,” she said pointing at a woman standing by a table. “She’s waiting for him.”
“But dad’s visiting Uncle Ben.” He’d said he needed space after the ordeal.
“He’s lying.”
Kevin strode across the hall with two wine glasses.
Her mother grabbed her arm. “Where are you going, Alice?”
“To find out what’s going on.”
Kevin’s face paled as she approached.
“Alice, I can explain.”

 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.

24 thoughts on “#FridayFictioneers ‘The Lie’ #FlashFiction #100words

  1. I sure hope he’s seeing a therapist, or secretly works with the police. Alice has grown up since last time I was around, just read some of the older stories.

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    1. Thank you! I’m usually too wordy, so flash fiction really makes me think hard about how I can be more efficient in my novels too. Poetry also helps me, especially haiku and tanka.


    1. Exactly! If you start with those three words impossible to believe what comes next, even if it’s true. But will Alice listen to his explanation? Thank you for visiting and commenting:)

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    1. Sorry you had to read a few times. That always makes it more frustrating. I’ll see if I can fix it somehow. Kevin’s been getting into a lot of trouble lately! And it’s Alice who usually helps him out, in the end…


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