#FridayFictioneers ‘The Wedding Band’ #Flashfiction #100Words

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!

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 Sandra Crook for this week’s photo prompt.

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.’

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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!

#FridayFictioneers ‘Lifesaver’ #FlashFiction #100words

I’m thrilled it’s Friday once again. Time for a new flash fiction episode for Friday Fictioneers featuring Alice, her best friend, Billy, and her parents Marsha and Kevin.

I’ve moved back in time and Alice and Billy are children again in this week’s episode. Alice is having some problems with her dad regarding a bird’s nest… Fortunately Billy comes to the rescue…  

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   Douglas M. MacIlroy for this week’s photo prompt.

Lifesaver

‘Dad, let me speak to her,’ said Alice.
‘What do you mean, her?’
‘She’s looking after her babies.’
He rolled his eyes. 
Alice listened. ‘She says she won’t go, not without her nest.’  
‘Birds should nest in the forest, not on my basement walls.’
‘Dad, don’t strangle her! She has babies!’
‘I’ll take them,’ said Billy.  
‘Be my guest,’ replied her dad before storming out. 
‘What are we going to do?’ Alice asked Billy.
‘Take the nest to our secret garden. They’ll be safe there until they can fly away.’
Alice jumped up and kissed Billy’s cheek. ‘You’re a lifesaver!’

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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!

#FridayFictioneers ‘Rescuing Kevin’ #FlashFiction #100Words

I’m thrilled it’s Friday once again. Time for a new flash fiction episode for Friday Fictioneers featuring Alice, her best friend, Bill, and her parents Marsha and Kevin.

Kevin has been in serious trouble for the last three weeks, and now he’s missing, but tenacious Alice has found him…

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  Ted Strutz for this week’s photo prompt.

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

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Rescuing Kevin

The captor smirked, pointing his gun. “Your farewell note was convincing. No-one is looking for you.”
Tied and gagged, Kevin gazed at the moon and thanked God that at least his family were safe.
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Alice crept behind the bushes. “There’s only one man watching my father on deck. His accomplice just drove away.”
“He’ll be back soon. We have to be quick,” said Bill.
“I’ll distract him on the front deck while you use the taser from behind.”
“Are you sure, Alice? He’s armed and dangerous.”
Her eyes twinkled in the moonlight. “Come on, let’s rescue my dad.”   

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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!

#FridayFictioneers ‘Watch Me’ #FlashFiction #100Words

I’m thrilled it’s Friday once again. Time for a new flash fiction episode for Friday Fictioneers featuring Alice, her best friend, Bill, and her parents Marsha and Kevin.

Kevin has been in serious trouble for the last three weeks, and now he’s missing…

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  J Hardy Carroll for this week’s photo prompt, below.

Watch Me

My mother’s voice trembled. “Promise me you’ll respect your father’s wishes, Alice.”

“Of course, mum,” I replied, kissing her cheek and heading out to my father’s car.

I wasn’t surprised to see Bill, leaning against the bumper. He hopped into the passenger seat and I drove to my destination.

“Don’t go inside, Alice.”

“You’re my boyfriend not my boss.”

He placed his hands on my shoulders. “I’m the person who’ll always put your well-being first.”

“He’d never leave us.”

“His note said, ‘Don’t look for me,” Bill said standing in front of the building.

I pushed past him. “Watch me.”

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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!

#FridayFictioneers ‘Dad’s Shoes’ #FlashFiction #100Words

I’m thrilled to be back with a new flash fiction episode for Friday Fictioneers featuring Alice and her best friend, Bill, and her parents Marsha and Kevin. Kevin has been in serious trouble for the last two weeks, and matters are getting worse.

Thank you Rochelle at Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple for this week’s prompt and for hosting this fabulous weekly flash fiction challenge. Thank you Sarah Potter for this week’s picture prompt, below.

PHOTO PROMPT © Sarah Potter

Kevin’s Shoes

Mum came back at last, face drawn and shoulders hunched.

She slumped on a chair and dropped her head into her trembling hands.

“Where’s dad?” I asked.

She opened a travel bag and placed two worn shoes on the table, wiping her tears.

“He went inside as instructed. I waited. He didn’t come out, so I followed and found his worn shoes on the floor, Alice. Nothing else. No-one else.”

“It’s time to call the police,” said Bill. “They could help us, find evidence…”

She shook her head. “There was a note. Look.”

This has to end here. Don’t look for me.

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All my ‘Alice’ flash fiction stories, 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!

 

 

#Fridayfictioneers #Flashfiction ‘Hearty Bread’

This week’s prompt has inspired me to write a romantic tale. So far, we’ve seen Billy and Alice as inseparable, childhood friends. This week we’ll be looking at how their relationship might develop.

Leading on from last week’s story, in which Alice’s parents were in some sort of trouble, Alice will need Billy, now Bill’s, help and support.

Thank you Rochelle for the prompt and hosting the challenge. Please check out her blog for more information on this weekly challenge. https://rochellewisoff.com/ and thanks to © Kelvin M. Knight for the photo prompt.

The smell of toast and coffee wafted up the stairs and into Bill’s guest room, where I lay, eyes squeezed shut, holding back my tears, hoping my parents would return.

Downstairs, Bill’s mum was laying the table. He stood by her side, turned and warmed my heart with his smile.

When had my skinny, playful, childhood friend become the anchor which held my world together?

‘Breakfast’s ready,’ he said, placing a piece of toast on my plate, and this time, my tears flowed.

‘We’re in this together, Alice,’ he whispered and kissed my temple.

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Thank you for reading and I hope you’re having a great weekend❤

#FridayFictioneers #FlashFiction ‘The Deserted Path’ #100words

I’m thrilled to be with you yet again with my Friday Fictioneers story of Alice Pendragon and her adventures, thanks to the photo prompts and inspiration provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Friday Fictioneers. Check out this weekly challenge here.

PHOTO PROMPT © Danny Bowman

This week I’ve written a suspenseful flash. Alice’s father, Kevin, seems to be in trouble. What’s the problem? Where is he? Can Alice and her mother help him? Will they arrive on time?

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The Deserted Path

Our car bumped along the deserted path. ‘Are you sure this is the right way?’

My mother nodded, her lips pursed and her eyes glued to the road.

Above us, dark, heavy clouds loomed as the sun’s last pink-tinged rays faded into the horizon.

‘Will we make it on time?’ I asked. She didn’t answer.

The flash drive he had asked me to bring was hidden in my pocket.

‘What’s daddy doing here?’

A drop slid down her cheek, splashing on the hand that was grabbing the steering wheel with all her might.

Her voice trembled. ‘I don’t know, Alice.’   

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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!