Hump Day Kick Start – Alice Edition

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.


It’s October 5th, practically Halloween. So it makes sense to post spooky writing prompts this month, starting with this one.

Who is she? Who or what is in the hole? Is she Alice about to enter a place very different than Wonderland? Could she be the key to the world’s righteousness tragically being lured by the devil, himself? What if she was really a shifter or demon hunter tricking an enemy into believing she is his prey?

Love to hear your take or simply caption the pic.

10 Responses to Hump Day Kick Start – Alice Edition

  1. jeff7salter says:

    wow — talk about deja vu.
    On the family farm that my wife inherited a few years ago — the acreage where we built a house and now reside — we have a sinkhole which looks almost exactly like this one. Well, in the late autumn it does.
    Anchored on one side by a big tree and it’s about the relative dimensions of this one. Deep in the bottom are limestone crevices through which critters come an go. I suspect there are subterranean chambers, though it’s more likely just a channel for sub-surface water.
    Not far away, to the south, and downhill is a little spring.


  2. jbrayweber says:

    Ooh…I love when fiction and real life can interchange. Have you ever tried spelunking?


  3. jeff7salter says:

    uh… in my physical condition, I don’t do any climbing to speak of anymore. And certainly not in “icky” places like the sinkhole we have here.


  4. jbrayweber says:

    Haha! I hear ya. I’d use that excuse, too. JK!


  5. rekenjura says:

    It started again.
    The dream- a dream in a dream, so real Cassie didn’t know where reality ended and the dream began. She’d had it long ago, as a child. Her Alice in Wonderland dream. Sitting at the edge of a wide rabbit hole in the earth. Only it really was too big for a rabbit, but then it was a dream after all.
    She saw the young girl, it wasn’t her. She’d never had long blonde hair. Hers was on the dark side, and straight, no curls what so ever, but she had just assumed it was the character Alice. The dream occurred every night. Then it was gone. Pushed from her thoughts.
    And now it was back. Why? What was it was telling her? Something important? But what?
    Who was the girl sitting at the edge of an abyss? Did she matter or perhaps it was the gaping hole in the earth that was the message? Was she supposed to go down the rabbit hole? What would she find? A different world, universe, dimension, the entrance to hades, what?
    She could almost hear faint voices beckoning her, but then it could be just her imagination. A trick of the mind. All this nonsense about destiny. The past few days really had messed with her mind. A guardian. Seriously, who would pick her as a guardian. The vision rippled, a wave of distortion. And the thought of the book flashed across the scene.
    But the book. The book is real. Her mind fought to make sense of the dream. The answer was there, she knew it. But it was almost time, she was losing it.
    Waking. She was waking, concentrate, hold on to the dream, find the answer. She wanted to reach, hold, grasp the picture in her mind, but it faded, then vanished.
    Her eyes fluttered, a heavy sigh escaped her lips. She was awake and the answer was lost once again.


  6. jbrayweber says:

    I just love how you weave the prompts together in one story. I really do hope you write this someday, Ruth.


  7. pibarrington says:

    I’m so disoriented lately, I was seriously considering stealing the entire plot from The Twilight Zone where a young woman keeps seeing a screaming older woman riding a horse toward her all time. Eventually the young girl defies her parents and marries the young man her parents hate. Eventually she resents and even hates her husband (he’s handsome, that’s why she married him) who turns out to be a cheater, drinker, etc. One day she rides her horse out and sees the screaming woman headed right at her. To her utter shock it is herself. She recognizes that it was her older self coming back through time to try to stop the marriage in the first place. A great episode and great plot! In the end thought a plot like that deserves to be mentioned rather than plagiarized by someone as creatively challenged such as myself. (And, no all my shorts here are mine created by me, such as they are!


  8. jbrayweber says:

    I hadn’t seen that episode, or at least I don’t remember it. Sounds pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing Patti!


  9. rekenjura says:

    Jenn, I am actually working on it right now. I am a little over 3,000 words into it. I extend the parts I have here and weave them together, The prompts are making me write very different- the scenes are out of order and I have to write in the transition scenes to pull them together, Thank you for your encouragement.


  10. jbrayweber says:

    You know I’ll always be here cheering you on!


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