A new challenge from the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups. This week we have to include “‘What was the rabbit late for?’ wondered Alice.’ But there’s a twist. The final 10 words will be used by someone else next week to start their writing! I tried to make the last 10 words suitable for a story start!
Alice lay back in the garden swing, rocking it back and forth in the warm Spring sunshine, feeling drowsy. Suddenly, a small, white rabbit scuttled across the lawn as if being pursued by a wild beast. She pondered this fact, curious to know why there was a white rabbit in her garden. Surely wild rabbits weren’t white?
Her mind rolled back to sitting on her mother’s knee, reading her favourite book ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Her memories flooded back.
‘What was the rabbit late for,’ wondered Alice and asked her mother out loud.
‘I can’t tell you. It was a secret, just between us. We promised to tell no-one.
Oh, love that closing line! Full of so much promise!Also, I like the sensation of her mind "rolling back" – relates very well to a sensation of falling, just as Alice does.Nice!
Beautifully written and an ending that could transport the reader into a magical and mysterious world. Love it :O)
Oh, that's a great last line, fitting in with your tale and offering so many possibilities to come. Mine:http://writetuit.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/100-word-challenge-rabbit/
That's an intriguing last line!I found writing those last ten words to be as big a challenge as the whole 100!
Oh how brilliant! Old new,young and not so young – love it! You have set a beautiful scene that those of us of a certain age were taken to in books when we were young. Can't wait to see what happens with those 10 words next week!
I loved this. A perfect picture of current and nostalgic imagery and the last line gives us all something to relate to I am sure.