According to her neighbors Alice was a strange little girl and given to being very dramatic and overly hysterical. When she came back with tales of a nightmarish adventure that she had supposedly lived through, there were not very many sympathetic ears to whom she could tell her tale. Some even mocked her and began to call the strange place she’d been to “Wonderland”. It was anything but wonderful to Alice. These days one would call what she suffered from PTSD. Not much was written about her after this episode but you have to wonder if she ever recovered and was able to live a “normal” life….
Copyright 2013 Ann Gates Fiser
PS ~ I’d like to acknowledge: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst for spoofing her title. This is a great book for kids and adults who like to read to kids (because they can pretend they’re only doing it for the kid 😉 ) On Amazon