Six Things

Alice’s Abenteuer im Wunderland Übersetzer: An...

Alice’s Abenteuer im Wunderland Übersetzer: Antonie Zimmermann Orginal Titel: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Illustrationen: John Tenniel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


“Al this is my friend Mr. Harris,” Al nodded in Mr. Harris’s direction while staring at the cucumber sandwich as Maddy introduced them.

“Weeellll, chap whaaaat brings yooou heeeere?”

Al gave a puzzled look and replied, “I was chasing a rabbit.”

“Oh a raaaabbit, how delightful!” Mr. Harris exclaimed nearly toppling over in his chair causing Old Maddy to giggle in a fit of hysteria until she snorted.

“Go on,” she urged Al as she tried to compose herself. Al began to wonder what she had poured from the special adult tea pot.

“Well, he had a key, a silver one, but I’ve lost him now, I’ll never find him.”

“Oh why do ya say dat?” Maddy implored.

Al shrugged, he really didn’t have a good answer, he just didn’t believe he could find the rabbit, so he replied “It’s impossible.”

“Ha!” Mr. Harris laughed,” Why lad when I was your age I believed in six impossible things before my ma made me brush my teeth. Count it, six!”

Al stared in disbelief, he had no idea what to say to the man who was shoving cakes and tea in his mouth as he tried to recite the six things.


Al story continues-previous post


Daily Prompt: Impossibility

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – the White Queen, Alice in Wonderland.

What are the six impossible things you believe in? (If you can only manage one or two, that’s also okay.)

Well, I didn’t follow the prompt, but I did continue my re-imagination of Alice in Wonderland Tale. As far as 6 Impossible things I believe in:

1) Magic-And I’m not necessarily talking about voodoo, though I wouldn’t mess with that, but they say love is the most powerful of all magic and that is good enough for me. Did you know there is good voodoo and bad voodoo. Gotta check.

2) We Can Do It!-I believe that one day women will truly be equal in the STEM fields (and maybe even dominate some). We’ve come a long way, buy we still have a ways to go.

3) Not one straight line in the timeline of history. I might have to draw a picture sometime for that one on the Maria story.

4) I believe it is possible to engineer new ways to feed, water, house, clothe, and provide energy for over 8 billion people on this planet without mining resources from  other sources in the solar system. (I’m kinda an optimist-but I’m not oppose to exploring new sites, I would be one of the first to sign up.)

5) I believe in a higher power-whether that be God or the heavens or what, I don’t know and I’m not sure that we’re meant to know for sure, so I’m not going to worry over it.

6) I believe that nothing is impossible.


Tea Time Gossip

No time for Al to sneak away as Maddy’s garden guest, Mr. Harris, arrived.


“Weeellll, what dooo we have heeere?” the thin gentleman asked as he handed Old Maddy his brown hat giving way to graying hairs streaming from his crinkled ears.


“Neighbor lad, poor thing, ma’s wit another of ‘er callers, if ya ken what I mean,” Maddy replied back in a whispered tone she thought only her and Mr. Harris would hear.


But Al heard, though he pretended not to as he poked at the cucumber sandwich in front of him as they smiled and nodded his way.


Al’s story continues-previous entry


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.


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


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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White Rabbit

Al’s mother had put him out back again with the cat while she another man over. He could hear their heavy breathing though cracked bedroom window. Disenchanted with the blue caterpillar he was torturing, Al rolled over on the grass coming face to face with a white bunny. Both Al and the rabbit lay frozen for a moment. As soon as he reached for the rabbit, it scurried off leaving silver key behind. Al grabbed the key and gave chase through the yard. The white rabbit led him to a hole in the fence before darting into Old Maddy’s yard.


100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#79