#FridayFictioneers ‘Alice to the Rescue’ #FlashFiction #100Words

It’s Friday, time for another Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction story featuring Alice Pendragon and her best friend Billy! On this occasion, my story was inspired, not only by Rochelle’s picture prompt, but also by her flash fiction for this week.

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting the challenge and to Sandra Crook for this week’s photo prompt.

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Alice to the Rescue

The sandwiches and lemonade were in Alice’s rucksack. Billy’s held a large blanket for their picnic by the lake.
Alice gasped and sprinted towards a man she spotted on the bridge, leaning over the murky waters.
“Where are you going?” asked Billy, at her heels.
“I need your help!” Alice shouted at the man.
Billy stopped in his tracks. What was Alice doing?
The young man rushed towards Alice. “Keep away from her!” he warned Billy.
Alice grabbed the man’s hand. “I’m Alice and this is my best friend, Billy. Now, please tell us why you were going to jump.”
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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! 

#AtoZChallenge ‘M is for Missouri’ #Haiku #NaPoWriMo #PoetryMonth

 

Today I’d like to thank Stephanie Finnell @Randallbychance for this beautiful photo which she took on the Katy Trail State Park in Sedalia, Missouri last autumn.

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Missouri

Bridge over highway

Silenced by footsteps on leaves

Shining in sunlight

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Stephanie told me the bridge in the photo is above US Hwy 65 and the trail is used for walkers as well as (some parts) equestrian. This particular part of the trail is adjacent to the Missouri State Fairgrounds. A beautiful place I hope to visit one day… 
Stephanie is also taking part in the AtoZChallenge this year, so check out her blog Katy Trail Creations. 

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This year is my fourth AtoZ Challenge. My theme this year is poetry once again. I’ll be writing a haiku a day, but I’m also adding a new hobby to the posts, photography. I will post one of my photos, or a donated photo, every day to accompany my haiku.

This April, I’ll also be sharing my poems and joining another group of poets at National Poetry Writing Month, organised since 2003 by Maureen Thorson. Write 30 poems in 30 days. I’m in! What about you?