Strange to Relate

Photo prompt by Michelle De

Photo prompt by Michelle De Angelis

As Elizabeth and Jean walked through the music meadow away from St Catherine’s college, such a strange event occurred that they agreed to contact the local constabulary. As they related these events to me, I could not help but smile. You see the event was bizarre. They were passed by white hare in a top hat. Strangely he spoke to them, saying, I am sorry that I cannot stay and talk ladies, I am late for a very important tea party. This exotic looking creature then dashed off whilst holding his top hat between his rather large ears. When later they where joined by Alice, she had been approached by the same individual, when he had asked the way to Magdalen college. Apparently he had lost his way, it seemed that he was visiting Oxford for the first time and had taken the Mesopotamia path by mistake. She later saw him disappear in a flash of white light, as he cried. I will be late for a very important date with a queen.

Footnote: I have walked the Mesopotamia footpath many times, but I never saw the white hare, even in the long harsh winter of 1963.

Michael Humphris.

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Akshata Ram

    liked this recreation of Alice in Wonderland

    1. Michael Humphris

      Pleased you enjoyed it. I sent many happy years growing up in Oxfordshire,

  2. Iain Kelly

    Nice twist on the tale.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Iain, I sent many happy years growing up in the countryside of Oxfordshire

  3. Priceless Joy

    Haha! Such a cute story using Alice in Wonderland!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you PJ. I knew the world of Lewis Carroll at Oxford,

      1. Priceless Joy

        That’s great! 🙂

  4. James Pyles

    The drugs are kicking in.

    1. Michael Humphris

      No drugs , just mathematics and a love of Oxford and the writings of Lewis Carroll

  5. Emily

    Haha this is very clever – nicely done. Alice didn’t mention that she had happened to follow the rabbit, then?

    1. Michael Humphris

      She neglected to tell me about that, but related many other magical tales. Thank you Emily

  6. Meha Sharma

    Good one!!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Meha

  7. Natasha

    This was really cute. 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Glad you enjoyed it, but the credit should go to Lewis Carroll

    2. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Natasha, although the credit should go to Lewis Carroll

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