What a day to be Acting Police Commissioner! An entire children’s birthday party had vanished…mum, dad, ten kids, and all the food. Forensics couldn’t even find a crumb. No footprints. Nothing. Whoever abducted this lot, came in from the air. Vacuumed them up. A man of science and hard logic, alien abduction had even crossed his mind. What was he going to tell the families?
Meanwhile, the party goers watched on in horror. “Alice, where’s the antidote? Please tell us, you packed the antidote!!”
The cloak of invisibility had worked too well. They couldn’t get back from Wonderland.
This has been another contribution to Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wishoff Fields. Every week, we have the opportunity to write up to 100 words to a photo prompt. This week’s photo prompt kindly came from © Fatima Fakier Deria
And from such things as a child’s themed party, a writer can fashion terror. Well done!
That is some cake!!!! I see what you mean about the alien abduction U-turn. I like the humour in this 🙂
Thanks, Jane. I was struggling to find an ending and I always like that twist at the end.
I was lucky because Facebook beamed that photo up from the archives tonight and it fitted in well with the theme.
I felt a bit sad when I saw that cake, and feel I’ve lost my way a bit. Haven’t made a theme cake for years. They were very stressful but they were real, authentic and had such meaning. You can’t buy that.
Hope you have a great week.
Thanks, Neil. I’d hate to be that cop trying to explain ten mysteriously vanished children to their families. I’d be handing in my resignation and booking my plane ticket overseas.
Ha! Great idea.
Oh an invisibility cloak, that could be fun, especially for a 5 year old. Fits the picture perfectly 🙂
Oh dear! Talk about not being prepared.
And fabulous cake indeed!
Beautiful photo, Rowena.
And, a lovely story.
I never did theme cakes. In fact, it was always the same—chocolate with Smarties on top, and yes, that was stressful enough.
Oh my paws and whiskers what a terrific story. And a great cake!
Someone better find that bottle marked “Drink Me” before all is lost. Good one.
Thanks very much, Rochelle.
Thank you very much, Jilly. After seeing that cake, I’m thinking I need to try my hand at another crazy cake soon. I get too hard on myself and should just enjoy it and however it turns out.
My husband has great spacial and engineering skills and I still remember when we made our son the train cake and he was carving up the cake. Yes, a few fried nerves that night and the crumbs always seem to end up in the icing too.
Thank you very much, Moon.
I find with families someone is forever leaving something behind and this one was a doozy.
Thanks, Iain. That scene just looked so pristine and vacant. It wasn’t like your usual backyard furniture that’s got dirt and leaves accumulated over the top and a few spiders underneath. Well, maybe that’s just us.
Yes, I felt this scene was calling for something radical…the alien abduction or the invisibility cloak. You could have so much fun with that!
My husband is the same, but the idea of turning his talents to cake decoration has never occurred to him!
Sometimes never coming back from Wonderland seems like a fairly attractive option… well done, Rowena.
There are far worse places than Wonderland to be stuck in, but they’ll probably have to manage without their mobiles and X-boxes!
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Yes, that could dampen things in Wonderland. I was out yesterday and all the parents were on the phones in the waiting room. Nothing like seizing the moment.
What a wonderful take on the prompt! Really imaginative. And I never thought I would be jealous of a five-year-old, but having seen that cake…it’s breathtaking!
That’s one birthday party I’m glad to miss.
My goodness, that’s a cake she’ll never forget! Really fun story. I’m imagining all these people drifting around invisibly looking for the antidote 🙂
A lovely photo and a lovely story. 🙂
There has to be an antidote… I think it’s the cake actually… 🙂
Great story. The paranormal take on the prompt is excellent.
Loved the take, and the cake. Can I have some please? 🙂
That cake would be rather stale by now, but I did make a pavlova tonight. Would that do?
Thanks, Lisa. It challenged the brain cells a bit.
That’s a great idea, Bjorn. The cake certainly has a few unique properties.
And the stress!!! We get a lot of that at our place.
Me too, Alice. Although you could have a bit of fun, while being invisible. Prank your siblings. I certainly wouldn’t want to be one of the parents of the missing children!
Thank you very much, Penny. Must make some more theme cakes, even if it’s not for a birthday. Actually, I could make a cake or two from the egg separating disasters I had tonight while making the pavlova I promised my parents. That would also keep the kids busy.
Absolutely. Please open the door, I’m standing outside 🙂
Now there is a great idea. In today’s world I would be very pleased to disappear into wonderland. Nice read.
I liked the ending Rowena. Speaking as someone who is watching their carb intake,,,,,,, that is a marvelous cake. Ummmmmm eeeee.
A gorgeous cake and a fun enjoyable take on the prompt. Many happy returns of the day to your adorable daughter 🙂
I love that cake, your such a good mum!! XXkat
Thanks very much, Dan. I’m sorry for the tardy reply. I overlooked your comment in the madness of the challenge.