Modern Wonderland ;)

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PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

“Curiouser and curiouser.”

Alice had tried the forbidden door in her mother’s room and entered a new world.

After bursts of colored lights, she found herself in a corridor.

The hall was longer than the house, disappearing into the distance.

“Why have I never seen it from outside?” the girl wondered.

A March Hare paused its tantrum.  “Do you have some rain?”

“What?” As soon as the words left her lips, umbrellas started to descend from the sky.

“Too late.”  The hare turned into a daffodil.

“Mom!”  It was her sister’s voice.  “Alice has been in your medicinal marijuana again!”

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Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo © Dale Rogerson.  Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

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The photo had a trippy, psychedelic look to me, yet there was hint of the whimsical, and I imagined poor Alice…. as sung by Grace Slick ;)

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57 thoughts on “Modern Wonderland ;)

  1. Prior...

    Hi t
    Just FYI
    I was going through the reader and I noticed that you and one other author uses Friday fictioneer with their tag (and not with the s) and so it does not appear in the feed if someone follows the tag.
    Does that make sense?
    So maybe use both tags – with the s and without ?

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          I do use tags a lot, but don’t use them for searches. I guess I need to get better. And like Instagram – I usually use 2 or 3 hashtags, while the young people I know use 20 or 30 per photo…. I guess you can tell the old guys from how they use tags and hashtags ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yes, the ones that Mother gives you don’t do anything at all, but the ones Mother keeps hidden away for herself… As is aid in another comment, at about this time we may need to move from Jefferson Airplane and get into The Stones and talk about Mother’s little helper… Thanks.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yes. Go ask Alice, I think she’ll know… where mother keeps the good stuff. Perhaps the one that mother gives you doesn’t do anything at all, but the one that mother hides away sure does ;) Of course I should move to The Stones and talk about Mother’s Little Helper instead… Thanks.

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  2. Jelli

    Ohh, that one was funny! Snorting funny! I just read it to “Trip” (our new kitten) and his judgement is: “Me000000w!” (translation: You go, Alice! ) LOL! Sorry, had to do that. We now have two kittys: Maryjane and Tripper….

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      1. Jelli

        They do, don’t they! hahaha! When we adopted Maryjane I got a chuckle at the name… she’s actually named for the candy (a peanut nougat/taffy type), but the pun was too much as she looks high all the time. The little guy, well, he’s still a little shaky on his paws walks like he’s drunk… couldn’t resist the name… after all a Huey trip all the way from North Carolina to Ohio is quite a trip and quite an experience.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! This was some potent pot…. Yeah, tpot is considered a mild hallucinogen, but Alice’s adventure would take a very strong hallucinogen. Unfortunately I doubt if anyone has medicinal LSD around, though I know people take journeys to the Amazon to take “medicinal” psychedelic mushrooms, which would better match the lyrics “And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom, and your mind is moving low”….

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m not saying that our friend Lewis ever took anything dangerous, but… I do know some people went with that interpretation, or at least they did in the 1960s. Not scholars, just people who wanted to justify their habits.

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  3. Final Overdue Notice

    Your story caught my eye because I also referenced Alice in my story. I agree with you on the photo having a “trippy, psychedelic” look with a “hint of the whimsical”, because I guess I was thinking the same thing when I was writing. But I enjoyed your story! Definitely laughed at the last line.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yes, poor Alice. At least I made her an accidental tourist into the psychedelic land instead having her go in eyes wide open as Grace Slick/Jefferson Airplane did back in the 60s…

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