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Alice's Restaurant · 1d ago

Whale Watching

Our boat was the one in the middle of the three with the red hulls. We were on the cold water for at least an hour before seeing any whales. We saw the same three whales do pretty much the ...
Alice's Restaurant · 1d ago

Out With the Old

First day of high school Alicia, Sally, and Liam sat on the swings at the park. All three had their arms wrapped around the thick iron chains, leaning forward and kicking their feet but not...
Alice's Restaurant · 3d ago

Suzie’s House 528 : A Puddle in a Parking Lot

Drew, Suzie, and Miranda stood in a circle around a suspicious puddle in the store parking lot a few feet from where they found Vin’s car. “It might not be related,” Suzie said hopefully, th...
Alice's Restaurant · 1W ago

Iceland Day 6

Day 6 was a very long day. We were on the go from the crack of dawn until bed time. I won’t say night, since there was very little night to be had without the aide of blackout curtains. ...
Alice's Restaurant · 1W ago

Three Times Lucky Sheila Turnage

“Dear Upstream Mother, Miss Retsel claims my vast experience in discovering where you’re not helps me zero in on where your are. But frankly, my map can’t hold many more push pins. And neit...
Alice's Restaurant · 1W ago

Suzie’s House 527 : Voice of Reason

“What’s going on?” Suzie left the groceries on the kitchen counter to find out what had people stomping up and down the staircase. “Vin is missing.” Drew opened the cabinet in the den and to...
Alice's Restaurant · 2W ago

Penny Wise

The children’s museum had a special donations area. It held a big, metal collection box at children’s waist height that was shaped like the inside of a tornado. Kids would put a coin in the...
Alice's Restaurant · 2W ago

The Curse Workers White Cat by Holly Black

“Congratulations. You’re going to be sleeping in your room tonight, Mr. Sharp.” I nod, chewing. Maybe if I make it through tonight he’ll consider letting me stay. “But I want you to know I ...
Alice's Restaurant · 2W ago

Suzie’s House 526 : Where’s Vin 2

Vin’s head hurt like the devil when he came to. In the dim confines of the camper, the first thing he recognized was a growing pool of blood on linoleum floor, and the roar of a pick-up engi...
Alice's Restaurant · 3W ago

Laufus Turf House pt 2

Having gone out the back, gabled part of the turf house, I came upon the church. The church was built in 1853. This was a view back the way I had come. There were some paths off to the si...