Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Week 11: Storytelling: An Uninvited Guest to my Un-Birthday.

(Mad-Tea Party)
Oh. What a terrible day. Today is my un-birthday. My friends the Dormouse and the Mad-Hatter have shown up and ruined my tea party by dirtying all of my dishes. I set all of these places just for me so I can rotate and not have to do dishes. Now that they're here I do not have the freedom sit anywhere I please. Oh well.  I suppose it wouldn't be a celebration if... WHAT IS THAT CURIOUS LOOKING CREATURE COMING TOWARDS US?! No! It can't join our tea party...There is no room! 

"No room, NO ROOM!" we all cried out.

"There's PLENTY of room." retorted the creature as it plopped down in the large arm chair at the end of the table.

What is she doing? Why did she just sit down. She clearly isn't wanted. I don't understand. I know! I will offer her something not here so she knows she isn't wanted. 

"Have some wine!"

Oh no. I ruined it. That was my chance. I said it too encouragingly. What have I done! Get it together, Hare!

"I don't see any wine..." remarked the creature.

"There isn't any."

HA! There you go, Hare. You nailed it. You got this train back on track. 

"It wasn't very civil of you to offer it..." the creature said angrily.

IS THIS CREATURE SERIOUS?! It sat down at my table uninvited and then has the audacity to tell me that I am not civil?

"It wasn't very civil of you to sit down without being invited..."

BOOM. Very nice, Hare. Very nice. 

"Do you plan on leaving anytime soon?"

"No." said the creature.

"Then we should at least know what you would like to be called."

"I am Alice. And you are???"

So the creature's name is Alice. Intriguing. 

"Why is a raven like a writing desk?" inquired the Mad-Hatter.

"I believe I can guess that!" shouted Alice.

"You know the answer to it?"

"Exactly so."

This Alice, she is so wishy washy. She doesn't make any sense. Why not say what you mean?

"Then you should say what you mean."

"I do." she said firmly.

"No you don't! You just said that you could guess the answer then when I asked if you knew it you said that you did! It is not a guess if you know it!"

"Do you know the answer?" interrupted the Mad-Hatter.

"No, I give up! What is the answer?" concedes Alice.

"I haven't the slightest idea..." answers the Mad-Hatter

Hmph. This day just gets curiouser and curiouser...

Author's Note: This week I chose to write about the Mad-Tea Party from Alice in Wonderland. I wrote the story almost exactly the same. I omitted some details to make the story go along faster, but for the most part it is the same. However, the difference lies in the italics where I tell you what the March Hare is thinking. I wanted to tell it like this because the original story is already magnificent. I really just wanted to know what the other character's beside Alice were thinking when she just waltzed in to their party uninvited. I really love the character of the grumpy March Hare so I chose him as the character whose thoughts I added into the story. I also love the concept of un-birthdays so I had to include that in my story as well. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karissa. Great story. I really like the detail you added. I think your retelling of the story was interesting and really fun to read. I also really like the picture you added to your story. It really complements it nicely and was a good choice. I like the dialogue you added to the story. It really made it an interesting read. Good job on this story.