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The Rabbit’s Late (A New Wonderland)

March 31, 2012

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week #36

The prompt:
Now for this week’s prompt. As you know I like to be topical so I’m thinking Easter. However, I’m thinking a little outside the box! The prompt is quite simple but the trick this week is to prepare for NEXT week! I want you to write a piece with ….‘What was the rabbit late for,’ wondered Alice….. in it. You have 100 words making a total of 108. However, the last 10 words are going to be used to start a piece by someone else next week!!


The Story:

The Rabbit’s Late (A New Wonderland)

This was unfamiliar territory to Alice. Skyscrapers, concrete, buses and people. And such a foul smell. The hustle and noise reminded Alice of the Queen of Hearts and that thought made her uncomfortable. She was dizzy with the sounds and smells.

“Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!”

Alice saw a white rabbit running past her.


Not slowing, the rabbit yelled, “Too late. I shall be too late!”

What was the rabbit late for, wondered Alice as she watched him disappear into a large building with a sign overhead reading The Hunger Games.

Alice sighed. “I am so utterly confused. What do I do now?”

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. March 31, 2012 8:13 am

    Michael, my head’s spinning, trying to figure out what I’d begin to write! I do like this prompt, though!!


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      April 2, 2012 5:19 am

      I thought it was a great prompt, too! I’m not very familiar with Alice, but I did know the rabbit so I’m glad he was included. Thanks for reading, Barb, and when you get yours done feel free to come back and share the link!


  2. Caerlynn Nash permalink
    March 31, 2012 9:10 am

    Personally, I have no desire to see this movie, but all the kids seem pretty excited, so I think Alice has better “git with the times.” 😉 Well written piece. I like it!


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      April 2, 2012 5:20 am

      Thanks, Caerlynn! I don’t have much desire to see the movie either, but I did think the books were pretty good.


  3. TheOthers1 permalink
    March 31, 2012 8:28 pm

    Ahaha. I plan on seeing the movie eventually, but don’t have the burning desire that a lot of people seem to have. Nice job on this. Had a nice chuckle.


  4. April 1, 2012 3:10 am

    Alice out of Time and in another universe. I keep hearing about the Hunger Games, I guess I’ll have to read it someday, lol. Nice job!


  5. April 1, 2012 10:31 am

    Oh this has been set up brilliantly for next week! I love the way you have moved the story in time & place. Gives so many avenues to go! Brilliant!


    • Michael Fishman permalink
      April 2, 2012 5:54 am

      Thank you, Julia! It was a fun prompt to work with!


  6. April 4, 2012 2:23 am

    My son is going to see The Hunger Games with his class tomorrow. I am waiting to read the book before I go see it!! Loved you spin on the late rabbit 🙂 Cheers!



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