The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party… Friday Fictioneers.

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.

99 words.

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

My daughter had a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for her 5th Birthday. What a cake!


42 thoughts on “The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party… Friday Fictioneers.

  1. Rowena Post author

    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.
    xx Rowena

  2. Rowena Post author

    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.

  3. Rowena Post author

    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.

  4. Rowena Post author

    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.

  5. Rowena Post author

    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!

  6. Rowena Post author

    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.

  7. pennygadd51

    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!

  8. granonine

    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 🙂

  9. Rowena Post author

    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!

  10. Rowena Post author

    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.
    xx Rowena

  11. Dan Bohn

    I liked the ending Rowena. Speaking as someone who is watching their carb intake,,,,,,, that is a marvelous cake. Ummmmmm eeeee.

  12. Rowena Post author

    Thanks very much, Dan. I’m sorry for the tardy reply. I overlooked your comment in the madness of the challenge.
    Best wishes,

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