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The Vocal + Assist Lost in a Story Challenge

By Celia in UnderlandPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - September 2023

This story is part of the Vocal + Assist on Facebook Lost in a Story Challenge. You can learn more about it here:

A little predicatble I know, but I just couldn't help but give it a go!

“Down, down, down. There was nothing else to do.”

As I read I began to feel a little queasy. My palms were damp with anticipation and the whiteness of my room began to contort, the book I held between my childish hands pulsated rhythmically and it grew. It grew and grew until I could no longer contain it. It towered over me. Page 3 swirled into a whirlpool of words.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland- Lewis Carroll




Until it swallowed me whole like a whale snacking on a minnow.


He peered suspiciously into my face as if inspecting a sample for a biology experiment. His hair flew in wisps, sprouting wildly from the underside of his top hat, “Have I gone quite mad?” He giggled hysterically. “Yes, yes, yes. I am sure it is terribly quite true.” He pointed at me accusatorily, “For you are not she!”

He plopped down on the floor with a terrible thud.

I could barely gather my voice before the hare interrupted.

“Exactly so” He proclaimed, holding up his monocle for a closer inspection of my visage. Just to be sure. “It is indeed not she”

“Tea?” The hatter sprang from the floor.

I nodded, still bewildered. Possibly concussed.

“Milk? Sugar? Lemon? Candy cane!” He poured the azure liquid from the teapot with a swift movement and placed a china cup and saucer in front of me. I reached out my hand –

‘You’re late. Late. A white bunny leapt in front of me, spilling tea across the chequered table cloth. He grabbed my hand in his paw and waved his pocket watch impatiently, “late!”

I had no idea for what.

As I was dragged from the table by a feverish rabbit, I heard The March Hare announce haughtily, “Well, that was rather fleeting. And rather impertinent, don’t you think?”


About the Creator

Celia in Underland

Just a voice finding its echo. Teacher - reader- bystander -weird as a koala in The Arctic, but slowly learning to ditch the ecalptus and embrace the ice pop. #evolutionaryroad

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  • JD Pernoste and Anneliese Dahl2 months ago

    Great story! So fun and really captured the flavor of Alice in Wonderland 💙Anneliese

  • LC Minniti2 months ago

    This is perfect and of course, fitting! Congrats on the TS. :)

  • Congratulation Celia on your Top Story!!!

  • Awesome 👍 Congratulations on your Top Story🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Great job with this! Congratulations!

  • Judey Kalchik 2 months ago

    These unofficial challenges are officially fun, aren't they? Well down, I mean done!

  • Aww lovely! Congratulations 🎉 😇🥰

  • Alexander McEvoy2 months ago

    Very curious indeed!

  • Macy Dennis2 months ago


  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    That was wonderful. Congrats on the TS.

  • Paul Stewart2 months ago

    Wooooo! Congrats on Top Story. Love this and it may be predictable, but you did an awesome job!

  • Rachel Deeming2 months ago

    Haven't read this challenge yet but this is definitely Alice.

  • Hannah Moore2 months ago

    I really like the way you echoed the speech patterns, tone and felt sense of the original here, this was brilliant.

  • Dang it! He didn't let you drink your tea! Lol! This was so fun!

  • JBaz2 months ago

    One of the trippiest tales ever told. That is an interesting avatar

  • Mark Gagnon2 months ago

    Alice really needs to get off what ever it is she’s taking. Funny read!

  • Celia, are you feeling a little down in the proverbial rabbit hole of Wonderland?

  • Very good Celia... I enjoyed you unique little twist. Great job!!! I also subscribed to you!!!

  • 😉📝Nice, I used to have a Bunny 🐰 when I was in Grade school 🍎 👍

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Congratulations! Great work!

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