#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 ‘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!

#FridayFictioneers ‘The Secret Garden’ #FlashFiction

I’ve always loved Fridays, but since I’ve started being a Friday Fictioneer, well I look  forward to them even more! I stare at the picture, think of Alice, and search for Alice’s newest adventure…

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

PHOTO PROMPT © Liz Young

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The Secret Garden

Alice rushed outside pulling Billy’s arm. ‘I want to show you where she lives.’

‘Someone else lives here?’

Alice nodded.

‘ Who is she?’

‘I don’t know. I’ve tried to talk to her, but she ignores me. She might listen to you.’

Billy chased Alice through the rickety gate and into the secret garden. She sat on the wooden bench and patted the seat beside her. ‘Let’s wait for her here. She’ll be coming out soon.’

Billy sat. ‘Perhaps she doesn’t want to talk to us.’

‘We’ll have to convince her.’

‘Why?’

‘She knows all about the goblins and wizards.’

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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!

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#FridayFictioneers ‘Dancing Shoes’ #FlashFiction

It’s Friday, time for another Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction story with adorable and creative Alice and her incredulous and conventional parents, Marsha and Kevin. Today they’ll be visiting her grandmother’s house, on a sad occasion, or is it?

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

PHOTO PROMPT © Magaly Guerrero

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Dancing Shoes

Alice rushed down the stairs and flew into the library.

‘Can we move here tomorrow?’ she asked her parents as she slipped on her grandmother’s black, laced shoes and danced around the room.

Kevin’s jaw dropped. ‘Marsha, what’s happening to our Alice?’ he asked his wife. ‘Your mother’s still at the funeral parlour. We haven’t even buried her yet!’

‘Granny wants us to move in at once. I have to look after all her books and manuscripts.’

‘When did she tell you that?’ asked Marsha.

‘Just now. She’s not ill any more. She’s better, that’s why she’s come back home.’

Or

‘Just now. She’s not ill any more. She says she’s sorry, but she had to go.’

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Which ending do you think is best?

I like them both, but I find the first a little disturbing, as if she’s going to remain as a ghost, albeit a ‘friendly’ ghost, while the second is more optimistic. she’s gone to a better place…

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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#FridayFictioneers ‘Have Some Pizza’ #FlashFiction

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

Today, Alice is at Billy’s house, where they were having some pizza just when her mother arrived to pick her up. Everyone likes pizza, right? Or do they?  I hope you like this new episode!

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

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Have some pizza!

“Perhaps your mother would like to come in,” said Billy’s mother.

I rushed to the door. “Thank you, but my mother’s always in a hurry.”

“There’s still plenty of pizza,” said Billy expectantly.

The day my mother ate pizza would be the day the stars fell from the sky.

Too late. I opened the door, hugged my mother and pulled her arm towards the car.

“Mrs. Pendragon,” said Billy’s mother. “Please come in.”

My mother was too polite to decline.

“Could I tempt you with some pizza?”

I looked up at the evening sky, some stars were about to fall.

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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!

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#FridayFictioneers Pirate Ships #FlashFiction

It’s Friday, time for another Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction story with adorable and creative Alice, her incredulous and conventional parents, Marsha and Kevin, and her best friend, Billy. Today, we’ll be learning a little more about Alice, and why she needs to be creative. I hope you like this new episode!

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

                                                                    PHOTO PROMPT © Fatima Fakier Deria

Pirate Ships

“Which boat shall we take today, Alice?”

“Not today, Billy.”

“Alice Pendragon, you’ll be the first ever one-eyed, girl pirate in the history of Caribbean piracy!”

Alice shook her head and turned away. “There aren’t any pirate ships in the picture.”

“Alice, please look again and choose one of the ships to sail.”

Nurse Temple rapped on the door and strode in. “I’m afraid you’ll have to come back later, Billy. The doctor’s coming to check out our patient.”

“You already have a head scarf,” said Billy handing Alice the eye patch, “You better be wearing this when I come back!”

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Sorry, Alice’s story is a little sad today. My granddaughter was admitted to hospital last Monday. She’s home today and it was nothing too serious, but it made me think how lucky we are when we and our loved ones are healthy, and how important it is to be creative and believe in yourself, in sickness and in health.

 

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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#FridayFictioneers Hide and Seek #FlashFiction

It’s Friday, time for another Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction story with adorable and creative Alice, her incredulous and conventional parents, Marsha and Kevin, and her best friend, Billy, whom we met last week. Today, we’ll be seeing where Alice lives (see photo below). I hope you like this new episode!

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

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

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Hide and Seek 

 

Billy’s eyes narrowed.  ‘You live there?’ 

Alice nodded and held her breath. 

Billy shrugged, obviously unimpressed. ‘I’d better be going home.’ 

It was a hideous, old house, but Alice didn’t want to lose her new friend, so she decided to point out some advantages. ‘There’s an indoor pool, viewing room, and tons of video games!’ 

‘Bye, Alice,’ he said, walking away. 

She had to stop him, so she told him her secret. ‘There are wizards, goblins, treasure maps and hiding places…’ 

Billy’s eyes beamed. ‘Really?’ 

Alice pushed the iron gates.  

‘Race you to the door!’ he challenged. ‘Last one’s ‘it!’’   

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I think Alice and Billy are going to have fun in that stunning mansion. More next week…

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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#FridayFictioneers The Flying Ferris Wheel #FlashFiction

I’m having such fun looking forward to Fridays and responding to Friday Fictioneers with stories of adorable and creative Alice, and her incredulous and conventional parents, Marsha and Kevin. Today, you’ll be meeting a friend of hers, Billy (in the photo). I hope you like him!

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

PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast

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The Flying Ferris Wheel

Alice sat cross-legged on the grass, her head buried in her knees, sulking.

She’d been told off yet again for telling stories. Would she ever find someone who understood her?

‘Alice, Come here!’ shouted Billy.

‘Where are you?’

‘Behind the big wheel.’

‘No!’ She had to save him.

‘Be careful, Billy! It’s not a wheel. It’s a time portal. They’ll take you away!’

‘Are you crazy? Come here! It’s a flying  Ferris wheel. If we jump on, the lights will shine and it’ll spin and take off. Hurry it’s time!’

‘Wait for me!’ she screamed running towards the wheel.

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I think Alice has met her match 🙂 What will happen when her parents meet Billy? More next week…

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!

 If you’d like to join in Friday Fictioneers or read other posts check Rochelle’s Blog for rules and prompts. 

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