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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: The Imaginarium


Ever wondered why as a child your imaginary friends told you to never step on the cracks in the pavement? It was a piece of good advice eight-year-old Alice Dodson ignored . Now stuck beneath the
pavement of a London street, Alice's mum, Alison, has to confront her own childhood past if she wants to rescue her daughter.



Journey with us now as we embark on this modern take on the classic children's story 'Alice in Wonderland'

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Submitted: January 18, 2018

It was a Friday afternoon in April 1995 and thirty-four-year-old recently divorced Jane Dodson just parked in the visitor’s... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: April 06, 2018

Alison had only been at her granny’s an hour and already there was a pirate ship, a Roman fort and something quite space-agey still und... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: April 06, 2018

  2001, A car drove through the streets of London with its music of Death Metal blaring out from its speakers. The occupants ins... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: April 07, 2018

  2006, Alison screams as the nurse tells her to push one more time. Her mother Jane is by her side in the delivery room strokin... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: April 07, 2018

  2014, twenty-seven-year-old Alison Dodson was running late. Her car was in the garage for a service and the underground trains... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: April 07, 2018

  By now a large crowd had gathered around the prostrate Alison as she continued to peer through the crack in the pavement. Seve... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: April 10, 2018

  “MUM!” Alice cried out for the last time. Alison was nowhere topside to hear her Alice. After giving her daughter final ... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: April 14, 2018

  Alison, dumped the sports bag containing the packed lunch into the lap of a sited homeless person. She never looked back to se... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: April 14, 2018

  The King sat on his throne looking out of the window in the White Tower. How long was he to remain here? He knew, like his c... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: April 17, 2018

Alison woke from her sleep, she was not frightened but pleased to feel the presence of Suki sitting by her side. Granny Alice looked ov... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: April 19, 2018

Alice had been wandering in the forest for what seemed like an eternity. She was all alone, tired, hungry but most of all scared. S... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Submitted: April 26, 2018

The Snatcher pulled Alison towards the cage, his grip leaving an indelible mark on her arm. “OK, OK, let go of me!” Aliso... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Submitted: April 28, 2018

  The cage bashed against the side of the walls as the Snatcher jerked on the chains lifting the cage higher. He continued to si... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

Submitted: April 29, 2018

The white stallion gathered speed with every tap of the knight’s spurs. Alice was still too small to sit comfortably astride the horse ... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Submitted: May 03, 2018

Still looking Alison in the eye, the woman released her grip. Alison straightened out her collar gathered her composure and not wanting... Read Chapter

Chapter 16

Submitted: May 04, 2018

  The White Queen set out a banquet in honour of Alice’s arrival. No-one else had been invited, just Alice. She was cautious a... Read Chapter

Chapter 17

Submitted: May 19, 2018

  When held imprisoned for a long time, captivity can be a safe place. An open door suggests risk, an uncertain journey. The... Read Chapter

Chapter 18

Submitted: May 19, 2018

There were hundreds of pipes coming down from above, each seemed to home in on a child. Before long every boy and girl in the arena had... Read Chapter

Chapter 19

Submitted: May 23, 2018

  Young Alice Dodson sat looking down at her white satin dress and played with the embroidered pearls. She listened intently a... Read Chapter

Chapter 20

Submitted: May 25, 2018

  The White Queen stood looking out from the tower into the courtyard. Alice soon joined her and noticed that the Queen was wear... Read Chapter

Chapter 21

Submitted: May 26, 2018

Alison thought up a plan, based on what she remembered her school PE teacher once telling her. She walked among the groups of children ... Read Chapter

Chapter 22

Submitted: May 27, 2018

The White Queen rode ahead of her army, with the knight and Alice a little way behind her. Next to follow were the priests each in turn... Read Chapter

Chapter 23

Submitted: May 29, 2018

Once again, the ride on the back of the knight’s horse was exhilarating for Alice Dodson. Before the Queen had mounted her charge, th... Read Chapter

Chapter 24

Submitted: May 30, 2018

Alice could see the midnight blue sky surrender to a fiery orange glow, then a sudden ‘WHOOSH!’ followed by a ‘WHUMP!’ as the f... Read Chapter

Chapter 25

Submitted: June 10, 2018

  The Black Queen’s plan to slow up her sisters advance to the Chequered Field had succeeded. By the time Alice and the Wh... Read Chapter

Chapter 26

Submitted: June 11, 2018

Alice’s suggestion for the opening gambit had proved to be the right move, and as predicted the Black Queen’s Master at Arms counte... Read Chapter

Chapter 27

Submitted: June 12, 2018

Alison waited and waited, her eyes held firmly tight. The Black Queen was indeed tormenting her. What was normally a figure of spee... Read Chapter

Chapter 28

Submitted: June 13, 2018

  The shell began to swell and with the swell came the crack. Angelina moved everyone back away from her sister’s rebirth. ... Read Chapter

Chapter 29

Submitted: June 14, 2018

  The door slid back to reveal an opening of pure darkness. Alice wished they had one of those torches to use. But after looki... Read Chapter

Chapter 30

Submitted: June 15, 2018

Alison was the first to come out of hiding, she looked up at the now bound dragon and then to the unexpected reunion in front of her. ... Read Chapter

Epilogue

Submitted: June 16, 2018

No-one knew why Granny Alice had a door in her basement leading into Underland. By the time Alice and her mother had had a bath, someth... Read Chapter

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