…a rustling in the bushes…

The long grass parted, a rustling of the long stems caused birds to take flight and perch atop a near tree. Once quiet, slowly coming over the cover of the grass came two pointy ears and a grey face. A twitch of the nose gave the all clear and out bounded the rabbit, moving gracefully with that familiar gait, this way and that, quick as a flash he was gone through the nearest hedge. Alice, pondered ‘what was THAT rabbit late for’. With little time to think she turned and ran eager to tell the farmer that there was a rustling in the bushes at the end of the field.

                As she neared him, the farmer looked up and broke into a grin, “Alice! Good to see you today!”
“So glad to see you as well,” she hollered back.”There was a rustling in the bushes at the end of the field and I ran to tell you because you said the rabbits are taking over so I thought you might give me your slingshot! I could take a few out…” Breathless, smiling her exuberance, she rushed to stop at his truck. “So, where’s the slingshot! I’ll go get ‘em!”

                Chuckling, he turned and whistled; then she saw the hound approaching, rabbit dangling. She sat down heavily, her pluck entirely gone.

 

This post comes from the prompt provided by thegolfbandit (http://thegolfbandit.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/alice-and-the-rabbit/) according to the 100wcgu (https://jfb57.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/100wcgu-7.jpg). As you might note, I am new to the blogging idea and don’t quite have the hang of adding links or pictures. Hopefully, you can find your way! 🙂

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12 Responses to …a rustling in the bushes…

  1. Mayumi says:

    Oh, poor crestfallen Alice. I quite like her rapid, breathless chatter, though – sounds just like an excited girl!

  2. jfb57 says:

    Oh it reminds me of the many Haley Mills films where she is that kid! You picked up the story brilliantly.

    You link by going to the icon that looks like a link in a chain. You copy the link you want to link to,you highlight the word that is in your post (eg Julia’s Place), click the solid link which will give you a box to paste the link in, paste it in, click ‘insert link’ & there you have it!

  3. Poor Alice, but I really enjoyed the interpretation. Don’t worry, you will get the hang of it, or you can always ask questions.

    • lorrainefort says:

      Thanks, Lisa! Julia sends me information too but I think it’s a matter of continuing to try to add and link and so on. Like learning a new word processing format…one step at a time! 🙂

  4. Well you turned my story into a fantastic conclusion. Loved the way Alice was wanting to use the slingshot and then her dismay at the hound that had done the job for her. Great stuff!

    • lorrainefort says:

      Glad you liked it…we can’t know what the original author had for the next paragraph and I think this makes the prompts and challenge so much the greater! I appreciate your comments! 🙂 Just glad your beginning was easily followed!

  5. Ian says:

    This is great, Lorraine. It keeps you reading as you are keen to know what happens next and the image you portray with your vocabulary is very vivid. You picked up from thegolfbandit very well indeed.

  6. What a great taken on the prompt. Poor Alice.

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  8. A different kind of poor Alice.

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