Trifecta Week Sixty-Eight: Tea Time?

Al climbed through the hole in the fence to the neighbor’s yard. He was met by Old Maddy stern grip picking him up by the collar, “Ey lad, come ta join me for tea time?”

“Uh-” Al stuttered as he watched the white rabbit hop away with the silver key.

“Yer ma got ‘erself another gentleman caller?”

“Yeah,” Al admitted reluctantly.

“Well, donna fash yourself over it. Sit down here anna wait. The resta my guests willna be but a minute.”

Al sat glumly at the patio table decorated for with holiday decorations from Halloween to Christmas for a spring  garden tea party. It was decorating madness. He could only imagine who Maddy’s guests would be, at least it would be a more entertaining afternoon than trying not to listen to his mom’s date. If only he could sneak away for a moment to search Maddy’s yard for that rabbit.

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Continuation of  White Rabbit from Feb 27, my re-imagining of Alice in Wonderland

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Trifecta: Week Sixty-Eight

TIME (noun)

1a : the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration
b : a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future
c : leisure <time for reading>
2: the point or period when something occurs : occasion
3a : an appointed, fixed, or customary moment or hour for something to happen, begin, or end <arrived ahead of time>
b : an opportune or suitable moment <decided it was time to retire> —often used in the phrase about time <about time for a change>

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10 thoughts on “Trifecta Week Sixty-Eight: Tea Time?

  1. joetwo says:

    A wonderful imagination you have here!

  2. deanabo says:

    This is wonderful! I am really enjoying this.

  3. jannatwrites says:

    I like how you wrote the dialect, it was easy to read, but succeeded in making me read as they would say the words. I had thought this sounded Alice In Wonderland-like…then I got to the bottom of your post and saw your tags. Yep, can’t get anything past me, tonight!

  4. That wily rabbit got a bit of a break.

  5. Dayle Lynne says:

    I really enjoyed this (and “White Rabbit”)! I hope to read more 🙂

  6. Annabelle says:

    Fun series! Such a great basis for reimagining.

  7. Draug419 says:

    Oh, I like this re-imagining!

  8. ha! I like the mad tea party! Very nicely rethought!

    barbara @ de rebus
    www(dot)barbaragildea(dot)com/time/

  9. siggiofmaine says:

    This is wonderful…have read several of your posts…creative to the max.
    Peace,
    Siggi

  10. […] Al’s story continues-previous entry […]

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