It’s Friday, time for another Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction story featuring Alice Pendragon and her family! On this occasion, Alice is telling her mother about a school trip to a loom.
Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting the challenge and to Sandra Crook for this week’s photo prompt.
A Visit to the Loom
Alice jumped onto her mother’s lap, squashing a noisy kiss on her cheek.
A pencil held Sharon’s unruly caramel hair on the top of her head as she marked final exams. “How was your school trip, sunshine?”
“I discovered dad’s a warp and you’re the weft.”
Sharon sighed, hoping Alice wasn’t in one of her moods, or her father would insist on going back to the therapist.
“Dad’s stationary and stiff and you weave your way round. Together you make cloth.”
Sharon burst out laughing. “Not cloth, we made a magnificent tapestry, which is weft-faced, your warp threads are completely hidden.”
My ‘Alice’ flash fiction written for the Friday Fictioneers Challenge can be mostly read as standalones, but if you’re interested in reading previous stories of Alice’s adventures, here they are!