100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Wk#36 – Prompt:“What’s the rabbit for?” wondered Alice – 108 Words – “Marie”

27 Mar

Marie had an invisible friend. It worried her mother.

“I’m Doctor Dodgson. You can call me Alice. I’d like to speak to Marie alone.”

Alice was about to close the door when Marie warned, “He’s late.”

“What was the rabbit late for?” wondered Alice as she saw a rabbit enter. “I see you brought your pet rabbit.”

Marie giggled, “You see him?”

The rabbit stood, “Surely you remember me?”

Alice’s childhood memories flooded back, “White Rabbit?”

“It’s time for Marie’s adventures in Wonderland.”

Alice realised what fun lay ahead for Marie.

Speaking to Marie’s mother, “Marie is perfectly alright, I once had an imaginary friend just like hers.”


18 responses to “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Wk#36 – Prompt:“What’s the rabbit for?” wondered Alice – 108 Words – “Marie”

  1. Lisa Wields Words

    March 27, 2012 at 22:36

    I love the twist on this. How fun.

    • Ross Mannell

      March 31, 2012 at 21:56

      Thanks for the comment.

      It’s nice to know other generations of “Alice” will be able to visit Wonderland. 🙂

  2. annahalford (@anhalf)

    March 28, 2012 at 07:01

    I enjoyed this, lots of fun. Would be interested on your views on mine…

    • Ross Mannell

      March 31, 2012 at 22:10

      Thanks for the comment.

      I have visited your entry and liked the idea of Alice’s return. Leaving your story open would easily allow you to develop new adventures for Alice. 🙂

  3. IsobelandCat

    March 28, 2012 at 19:06

    Nice idea.

  4. irenelefort

    March 29, 2012 at 00:53

    🙂 Good idea to continue the Alice in Wonderland story.
    My interpretation isn’t that innocent. Here is the link:

    • Ross Mannell

      March 31, 2012 at 22:16

      Thanks for the comment.

      🙂 I read your entry. Yes, Alice in your story didn’t have as innocent and experience.

  5. Judee

    March 29, 2012 at 21:35

    How clever, bringing byck the old Alice as a therapist. Loved it. 🙂

    • Ross Mannell

      March 31, 2012 at 22:18

      Thanks for the comment.

      I’ve heard it said some psychologists and psychiatrists enter their careers to better understand themselves. Who better to help a girl like Marie than the original Alice. 🙂

  6. Writing from the Edge

    March 30, 2012 at 02:17

    That’s different take, Ross!

    • Ross Mannell

      March 31, 2012 at 22:19

      Thanks for the comment.

      I try to think a little outside the expected when it comes to prompts. It adds to my challenge to fit everything into the limit. 🙂

  7. jfb57

    April 2, 2012 at 04:35

    I’m sure there will be lots of folks with memories about imaginary friends Ross. You missed out the ‘late’ bit but what’s a time lapse between friends. I’m sure they will have great fun with it next week!

    • Ross Mannell

      April 2, 2012 at 09:01

      Mea culpa… I probably abridged the prompt when quickly noting it down before finding time to start the story. The original has had a slight adjustment to include the full prompt. The story itself is basically unchanged. 🙂

  8. Taochild

    April 3, 2012 at 00:55

    Love it! Wish I had a friend like that 🙂

    • Ross Mannell

      April 6, 2012 at 11:32

      Thanks for the comment.

      The storyline had me thinking of a movie starring James Stewart. “Harvey” was made in 1950.
      Elwood P. Dowd had an invisible, 6′ tall friend named Harvey. Harvey had a rabbit-like appearance. It’s a wonderful story and Harvey would be a good friend, imaginary or not. 🙂

      • Taochild

        April 6, 2012 at 11:56

        I love that movie!! 🙂


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