Finding Wonderland

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: The Imaginarium

Submitted: March 31, 2018

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Finding Wonderland

 

Have you heard about it?” Sal came bounding up to me, clearly excited about something.

Heard about what?” I asked, genuinely perplexed.

The new Wonderland Emporium, of course! Tony’s full of it.”

Ah, Tony. Well, you do realise he’s as mad as a hatter don’t you?” I had actually heard rumors but didn’t want to spoil Sal’s fun.

It’s supposed to have everything!! From clothes to stationary, to costumes, pictures, ornaments.....We’ve simply got to go!”

They say it’s hard to find, you know. A bit like the rabbit hole, not somewhere expected.” I knew where it was but wondered if she did, too.

It’s not in the high street or anything, I know that. But I’ve been told I’ll know it as soon as I see it; a bit of a riddle to me, I’m afraid.”

Sal’s face dropped. “It could be anywhere,” she said. “We’re never going to find it.”

I jumped down from the wall where I’d been sitting, and started walking. “One thing’s for sure. We won’t find it if we don’t look!”

I led the way out of town, towards the more industrial area. Then we carried on, past the factory units, heading towards the residential area. Before we got there, Sal grabbed my arm. “Look, Hel! Do you see what I see?”

On one of the unit doors the white rabbit was painted almost to perfection. “Wow, Sal! Could be we stumbled in just the right direction!”

You knew where it was all along, didn’t you!” Sal mock-punched me on the arm. “Have you been inside?”

I shook my head. “Nope! Never got up the nerve to go knocking on that door on my own.”

Well, there’s two of us here now.”What do we do, though? Is there a bell or do we knock? Maybe we’re just supposed to walk right in?”

We cross the road, knock on the door and wait.

Pull the door up and come on in,” a friendly voice called.

We lifted the shutter door, stepped inside and found ourselves falling straight down a hole to Wonderland.


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