bookscover2cover – When the Looking-Glass is No Longer a Friend

Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover; called When the Looking-Glass is No Longer a Friend, it can be read by clicking on the link. This story was written a) about the ageing process and the mess of life, and b) because Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking-Glass are both wonderful.

So, to finish, here’s the Sisters of Mercy –

When the Looking-Glass is No Longer a Friend


As Alice exited Wonderland for the last time she scooped up some of the pills that made her taller and some pills that made her small.  They were mementoes, nothing more.

But when her husband used his fists against her she swallowed a “taller” pill and stomped his bones to powder.  When police arrived at the scene a “smaller” pill let her creep behind the walls, and escape.

Making contact with the white rabbit she found him lost in a fog of fornication.  Reality made her furiouser and furiouser.  So, gobbling up her store of “smaller” pills, she vanished in a blink.


This piece of flash fiction was written for Friday Fictioneers: a story in 100 words prompted by a picture that Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts every Wednesday.  Here’s the link to the stories and this week’s picture is at the top of this post, copyright Marie Gail Stratford.  Also, taking a leaf out of Jen’s book and her wonderful posts at Blog It Or Lose It, here’s a groovy soundtrack for the story.