Mad World

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Copyright remains that of the original owner.

Sally donned the blue dress, the white, lace-up boots and fixed her blonde wig perfectly. She was very excited about her costume and was anxious to get to the party and show all of her friends. It was an Alice in Wonderland theme and they each were assigned a role to “play”. She, of course, was Alice and her boyfriend, Steve, was to play the Mad Hatter.

She stepped out of the door of her apartment and suddenly felt very disoriented. The world spun around her and she passed out. When she came to, she was in another place. All around her were odd plants and animals that looked nothing like the real animals. They were like people.

Suddenly, someone grabbed her and spun her around and hugged her, “Alice! You’ve come back! I knew you would return! I knew you wouldn’t leave us forever!” It was a madman with blazing red hair, a strange hat and a pale face. His clothes were odd. But he was human at least.

“Where am I?” Sally asked.

“You are here,” the madman explained.

“Where is here?”

“Not there.”

“You aren’t making any sense,” Sally complained.

“Does anybody ever really make sense?”

“No, I guess not. Why do you call me Alice?”

“That is your name.”

“No, it’s not. I’m Sally.”

“Don’t be silly, Alice.”

It finally dawned on Sally that she was in Wonderland. She must be dreaming. Well, if she was dreaming, then she could wake up. She tried pinching herself, but only managed to leave a stinging red mark on her arm. She tried blinking several times, but that just made her vision all fuzzy for a while.

The madman, who must actually be the Mad Hatter, was dancing around chattering away about this and that. Sally was terrified. She didn’t know if she would ever see her home again. She was trapped in a mad world with the Mad Hatter.

He looked at her and smiled.


Inspired by: 31 Days of Halloween Contest


I am a 43-year-old, single mom of 19-year-old boy/girl twins living in an extremely small town in rural Texas. Currently, I am employed as a Site Supervisor for a prominent corporation that provides security officers for homes and businesses.

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