fictioning on a Thursday


Let me tell you a story:

Once upon a time there was a woman. Her name was Wonderland and she lived in a magical place called al'Eese.

Wonderland was a mother. Not just any mother, Wonderland was The Mother of All, and she took her responsibilities to heart. She was playful and wise and judicious and strong. Her people loved her and she loved her people.

Wonderland and her lover had a son. A beautiful, amazing son. He could calm the elementals of the sky, fire, water and earth with his songs and his touch was healing. Wonderland was blessed and she knew it.

And then one day, it all disappeared.

Wonderland was lifted out of her world and into ours. Was it a tornado or a cyclone or just a random burst of magic? She'll never know. Her last memory of al'Eese is watching her son and his father, faces lifted in awe, watching as she drifted away from them.

This is Wonderland's story, the story of her return to al'Eese.

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Yes, this is the conceit of my novel for NaNoWriMo: a reverse Alice in Wonderland. I'm quite taken with the idea, although I'm not sure how far I'm going to take it (do I really reverse all the action, too? Probably not. And so far there's no rabbit. We'll see.).

I still haven't decided exactly how I am going to do this, writing fiction and blogging in November. I will make it up as I go, as usual. I do think there is a way for me to live-fiction the novel here. I think that might be fun. Fictioning.

The biggest issue is that I edit as I blog and that is no way to NaNoWriMo. Sigh. Well, I may do my own thing - a story a day about Wonderland and her journey back to al'Eese. Screw word count? I don't know.

I'll make it up as I go along because that's what I do. That's where the fun is, for me.

As I announced yesterday, I'm also going to be short-poeming every day in November and I invite you to join me in my poeming into the now: the november edition.