Looking GlassLooking Glass4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The flowers are so pretty this time of year. Proud violets linger and loom over a light sprinkling of yellow daises. Green leaves, green vineslush and younglinger about, interrupted by spurts of pink that cling jealousy to their host. Irisestheir petals loose and fragilestand a softer yet equal color to the violets, with a tiny drop of sunlight peeking from the depths of the blossom. The wide, reaching petals of jasmine, white and slender fingers stretch out like the spokes of a wheel, always returning to the speck of green that binds them together.
And rosesdozens of fragile petals folded, crowded together to compose an endless spiral of crimson. If you were to stare at this intricate composition long enough, you might note the similarity it bears to ripplesloose little rings that appear when another drop of blood joins its fellows in an already-present pool. And like the
Alice Screenplay Part 6Alice Screenplay Part 67 years ago in Horror More Like This
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PRT 6: The Best Laid Plans
Will whirls and tries to find the source of the voice.
Who? What? Where?
The Cheshire Cat fades into existence just in front of Alice.
As long as the question is not why Ill answer you. My name is not important, I am a Cheshire Cat and I am standing where I am now until such time as I choose to move to a different place.
Is that cat speaking to us?
Yes he is.
A friend of yours?
Alice glares at the Cheshire Cat.
Of the fair weather variety!
Oh? In what way have I been unfaithful?
You abandoned me, thats how!
When did I offer more then advice? Im a creature of my word, and will be till my last breath.
He turns his bulbous eyes to Will.
I had thought it unlikely that there wasnt another. Ours is a world difficult to reach but not entirely impenetrable. What is your name boy?
AliceAlice10 years ago in Horror More Like This
Alice - a girl who suffered under a mental ilness called a "Daylight Hallucination Schizophrenia". She often would go to a place called Wonderland. Wonderland indeed existed - it was real, but only in her head, not visible to others. The only one who had acess to Wonderland was Alice. When Alice was little, Wonderland was a much happier place. Alice managed there quite well, but the thing was that Alice and Wonderland where the same. They both depended on each other. So as Alice grew up, so did Wonderla
A. McGee's Alice Chapter 11Chapter 11: In the Golden AfternoonA. McGee's Alice Chapter 114 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
October 6th, 1874, now in the middle of a rather peaceful autumn. Rutledge Asylum was known for its insane patients, most of which never escaped their own madness and spent their days in hysteria until they died. Some were fortunate enough to be cured and sent on their merry way, but this was rarely common. Doctor Wilson stood in his quarters, staring at himself in a mirror. He had grown older than he though, with greying hair and wrinkles on his face. He still wore his glasses which he had been wearing years ago. Sighing to himself, Doctor Wilson went to his desk and picked up his patient notes. It had been too long since Alice last showed life signs. Sure, he hoped for her, but he did have other patients other than her. So, he spent the next few hours visiting his other patients, some of which weren't even under his care. He dropped in to visit the new Superintendent, the previous one having actually died due to mercury poisoning. As for his
Alice Screenplay Part 21Alice Screenplay Part 217 years ago in Horror More Like This
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PRT 21: True Awakening
Down the causeway walks a gentleman in royal livery, not much taller then a midget, shadowed by a rotund woman in equally extravagant dress. Both wear crowns. This is the real KING and QUEEN of Hearts.
Salutations, young lady! Am I to understand that you are the one responsible for restoring the world and bringing the mad queens rule to an end? Oh allow me to introduce myself. I am the King of Hearts.
A pleasure, sir, but you dont want me. This boy here is the one who saved you.
Pardon me? I did barely anything
You sacrificed your life!
That didnt count! This is just a dream.
The King shakes his head.
Mad as a March Hare, those two
Is she the one then?
They both are, my dear.
The Queen aims a quivering finger at them.
Off with their heads!
Alice and Will turn, terrified.
The King pats the Queens arm and nods, as if calming a barking
Alice Screenplay Part 13Alice Screenplay Part 137 years ago in Horror More Like This
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PRT 13: Ding Dong Dead
Will and Alice stare at him in silence.
The Mad Hatter frowns.
Come, come! Out of this old thing! Goodness knows what being in that rusting slagheap does to a child.
He lowers a gloved hand to help Will and Alice climb out.
The Mad Hatter begins to lead them past the rusting machine shop where all the Gatherers come to repair and drop off their cargo, fixed by CLOCKWORK SERVANTS.
Youre probably wondering why I brought you here. It is why I bring all things here, for examination. One cannot discover the truth unless they observe living thing at all stages of being. Living things fascinate me, and their preservation
The word preservation echoes in Alices mind, another trigger.
A memory sucks her in and dispels the world around her. She closes her eyes.
INT. MEMORY. RUTLEDGE ASYLUM. ALICES ROOM DAY
The doctor is sitting on a stool and looking at Alice who is chained to her be
A. McGee's Alice, Chapter 1Beyond A Shattered Looking GlassA. McGee's Alice, Chapter 17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Chapter 1: First Meetings
Received confirmation from the Superintendent that I will be given the opportunity to treat a very troubled and difficult patient. Dubious honour! Her name is Alice, and her prognosis is not promising. After looking at her file, Im astonished she has survived this long. She has been nearly comatose for comatose for a year.
Rutledge Private Clinic and Asylum was a large haunting building that was built in a sloped gulf stuck between two hills, in Lancashire, England. At least six stories high with many hidden catacomb wards beneath the ground floor, it was safe to say that Rutledge Institute was indeed a place of secrets and madness. The nights there were enough to send a sane person into one of the beds in a fit of madness. Not was there one minute in the institute where it was quiet, with insane patients in straightjackets being carted off into solitary confinement. Others were dragged away to some u
Alice Screenplay Part 15Alice Screenplay Part 157 years ago in Horror More Like This
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PRT 15: Dressed In Rage
INT. CLOCKWORK TOWER. PARTY ROOM DAWN
Alice, Will, the Dormouse and the March Hare race down the stairs.
Two CLOCKWORK SERVANTS level and FIRE their guns, but Alice DEFLECTS their bullets, sending them CAREENING back to STRIKE the one who fired them.
As they totter and fall she aims the Vorpal Blade at the Mad Hatter who is standing in the middle of the room, walking slowly towards him. He has his hands behind his back, as if concealing a present.
Oh! What a pleasant surprise. Welcome to my tea party. Will you have a seat?
No. Youll let me and my friends leave without further intrusion.
And if I refuse?
Ill kill you.
The Mad Hatter raises an eyebrow as if intrigued by the idea.
So the little girl I knew from before has grown into a lovely bloodthirsty adult. How gratifying.
Where is my friend?
Your friend? Hes broken, no m
Alice Screenplay Part 20Alice Screenplay Part 207 years ago in Horror More Like This
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PRT 20: Nightmare's End
Alice SLICES, dances, SLASHES, pirouettes. Blood runs in rivers beneath her feet, colors her already crimson skin.
Eventually she realizes that she is cutting down motionless soldiers.
All the Cardguards are standing perfectly still, forming a barrier.
Alice hears the queens LAUGHTER from behind her.
QUEEN OF HEARTS O.S
So there is one more thing you love I havent despoiled.
Alice turns slowly and sees the Queen with her clawed hands gripping Wills throat.
QUEEN OF HEARTS
This young, pretty boy seems quite taken with you. Can it be that my little sister has finally discovered that part of life? Your innocence is truly dead.
Our quarrel has nothing to do with him!
QUEEN OF HEARTS
Oh but it does. I know the augury as well as any. The child mentioned is singular. There cant be two.
Please Alice, listen to me. The Caterpillar told me. Dont fall into her trap!
What should I
Alice Screenplay Part 7Alice Screenplay Part 77 years ago in Horror More Like This
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PRT 7: The Clockwork Beast
EXT. THE RUSTING GLENN-NOON
As the shadows lengthen, Alice is walking through a field of iron grass with gear flowers sprouting from rust-red ground. The pool of tears continues to their left and shows no signs of coming to an end.
Will is picking his way carefully behind Alice, trying to catch up but also trying to avoid tearing his clothes to shreds on the literal blades of grass. Clockwork insects fly around them, but since Will is farther back and slower they choose him to sink their syringe stingers into.
They not only drive the stingers in, they also extract his blood in small measured amounts into their glass proboscises before flying away.
Alice wait for me!
Alice half turns.
Will? What are you doing here?
Trying to accompany you! Its hard to keep up with you when youre angry.
Alice stomps her foot and turns completely around.
Im not angry!
Yes. Calmly put. Very convincing.
Alice in Stitches pt 2Carpenter walked somberly toward a half-wrecked tombstone, the remnants reading 'tor ngu umby'. It was the final resting place of Doctor Angus Bumby. A giant fist studded with nails came crashing into the stone, shattering it. He spat on the cold plot of earth.Alice in Stitches pt 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
"You damaged the darling girl, you vial lunatic. You are unfit for even walrus consumption!"
A small hand tugged at Carpenter's dusty apron' it belongs to non other than little Charlie.
"Mister, How did you know Doctor Bumby?" Charlie asked innocently.
"I didn't," he replied grimly.
"Are you someone's Pa?" The child asked.
"No, I'm not."
"Then, I know! You know Alice right?" The innocent voice squeaked excitedly.
The carpenter clenched his great fists, sighing heavily.
"Yes I do, don't you have somewhere to be? Your parents must be worrying," he said, wanting to be alone.
"No, my ma and pa are dead," the boy chirped.
Alice Screenplay Part 14Alice Screenplay Part 147 years ago in Horror More Like This
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PRT 14: Late for Tea
INT. CLOCKWORK TOWER. PARTY ROOM NIGHT
The White Rabbit looks at his watch; more as a source of comfort then anything else.
You havent touched a morsel. A large lunch I suppose?
Look, please try to understand. My friend associate the Cheshire Cat he believes that Alice is best left alone, for fear of disrupting his all-important prophesy.
And youre of a different mind?
Well yes I suppose I am. You see the girl and her escort theyre just children.
One is nineteen the other verging on same. The development stage is over for their kind and they are well best the age of innocence. Surely youve noticed a difference in the one called Alice.
The white rabbit SIGHS.
Absentmindedly he actually takes a quick SIP of mercury, pulls a face and puts down the cup.
Its like looking at a distorted mirror. E
Alice Screenplay Part 5Alice Screenplay Part 57 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
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PRT 5: Loves Company
EXT-POOL OF TEARS- DAY
This is a wide, clear lake surrounded on either side by high mountains. An enormous statue is set on the far bank, only the knees which can be from Alices limited perspective, although the water is defiantly coming from it above.
By this time the adrenaline is wearing off. She begins breaking into SOBS barely choked back as she walks. Eventually to stave off despair, she begins to sing.
For every evil under the sun, There is a remedy, or there is none. If there be one, try and find it. If there be none, never mind it
Thank you. At least someone appreciates
She stops in her tracks.
She whirls and trains the Vorpal Blade on a boy not much older then herself with broken glasses who grins sheepishly at her, his hands raised in surrender. This is WILL from the asylum.
Uh nice singing miss?
Alice rolls her eyes and lowers the blade.
You should be mo
Alice in Stitches pt 4Alice's fingers dug at the bed-sheets beside her as she unconsciously searched for warmth. Unable to find it, she unwillingly woke up from her slumber. Her careful eyes scanned the room, but the Carpenter was nowhere to be found. She slid out of bed and walked, a bit dazedly, over to the walrus; who was asleep in the corner. She shook the thing awake and it yawned heavily.Alice in Stitches pt 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Alice, you're awake, and now I'm awake..."
"I don't have time for your ramblings, beast. Where is the Carpenter?" She asked, very tired and lacking in patience.
It's beady eyes rolled, not out of spite, but shear tiredness. "At this hour? Oh, a moment. Carpenter told me he was going for a drink at the Mangled Mermaid or some such blubber; speaking of blubber..."
Before the walrus could finish his sentence, Alice was gone out the door.
She walked drowsily through the night time streets of London, bare feet t
Alice in Stitches pt 3She was back at the Dreary lane theater, the stage was set, same as before, as the fish people ran in terror while the walrus feasted. She was frozen with terror as she felt the Carpenter push her out of the infernal train's path. As she listened to his shouting monologue her knees buckled with fear, she knew what was to happen as he uttered his final phraseAlice in Stitches pt 33 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Then ask, by whom?"
She watched, her eyes burning with hot liquid as she watched his bloodied corpse be wrenched across the make-shift rail way. Unable to look away, she screamed furiously.
It wasn't until then that she awoke, having woken the Carpenter with her nocturnal screams of terror. He pleaded with her to confide in him what was causing her so much pain, but she couldn't possibly tell him that the fear that has been keeping her away from a goodnight's rest was the fact that, at-least subconsciously, she cared for him. When he wrapped his great arms around her midsectio
Alice Screenplay Part 11Alice Screenplay Part 117 years ago in Horror More Like This
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PRT 11: Shattered Lookingglass
But your cook?
The Duchess looks confused and a little distressed.
I dont know how youd know, but she has been acting oddly. As have my doormen come to think of it.
If you poked your head outside youd find the world acting oddly.
Eh? Whats that? Outside? Wouldnt dream of it. Sunlight and moonlight are bad for the complexion. Its a proven fact that at least a hundred percent of all persons who walk past their front door die!
So staying in this room will let you live forever?
Of course my dear! Now, about that mirror
She gestures towards it and Alice gets up slowly. With the Duchess encouragement, she walks to stand before it.
Odd things like folks dropping in impromptu with the use of my mirror in mind that sort of thing happens in the outside world! I dont overly miss the oddness outside.
By the by, what has
American McGee's Sari: 2Village of the Doomed:American McGee's Sari: 25 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"AHHHHHHHH!" Sari screamed as she fell through the open air landing on the hard dirt ground but to her surprise she wasn't hurt at all. She stood up to see her friend Blurr.
"Pleas-don't-dawdle- Sari. Were-very-late-indeed." Burr told Sari and with out warning ran off into what looked like some type of mine.
Once Blurr left the picture another friend of Sari appeared with a wide grin on his face. The black and gold cat casually walked over toward Sari.
"You've gone quite mangy cat, but your grin's a comfort." Sari smiled warmly at Prowl now at least there was one person, or in this case cat she could trust.
Prowl grunted and lost his wide smile "And you've picked up a bit of an attitude. Still curious and willing to learn. I hope." Sari looked around to see that Wonderland had definitely changed.
"Wonderland's become strange. How is one to find her way?" Sari asked Prowl.
Prowl answered with a riddle "As knowing were your going is preferable to being lost. Ask. B
Reclamation - IntroThe Cheshire Cat regarded his new surroundings calmly. He recognized all the pieces of Wonderland as easily as he recognized the face that grinned up at him from a pond, and for that he was grateful, but its familiarity paled in the face of all the angular greyness of London. Was there nothing that flowed into anything there? Not as far as he could tell. That would take exploring after all, and the Cat was not one for exploring of his own volition. Besides, he could learn plenty of things about this strange coupling of worlds just by staying put.Reclamation - Intro4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
So he watched and he learned. As he watched, several of Alice's kind passed by, and he couldn't help but feel unimpressed with them. Their very forms seemed like a contradiction to him, for whilst the males were large and dressed quite drably, the females were smaller and dressed brightly by comparison. It was the Cat's experience that such differences between the sexes of a species usually fell along a different line. If a creature was bright
Alice 2: Part 1Alice 2: Part 17 years ago in Horror More Like This
Written by Dan Oles
Based on the video game by American Mcgee
In a frenzied instant, a cankered feline pounced on Alice while she was about
to be carried inside. Startled by the cat's yowl, the bearers lost their grip
and dropped the wretched girl to the ground. Most curious to behold, the cat
stood atop Alice as if claiming territorial right, or as if defending a rodent
captured in the day's hunt from other hungry predators. Only when an orderly
threatened it with a stick did the creature scamper into a nearby hedge. Even
then the cat crouched beneath the shrubbery. With eyes agape, it fixed on
Alice as if it had some vital interest in our proceedings.
It pays to heed the felinesomething Ive learned over the years.
From the papers of Nurse Madeline Sharpe: 21/10/73
Part 1: Pictures and Conversations
My little sister was trundled on a metal trolley into that dark and dingy place I hate with all my heart.
I wondered wh
Dear, Dear AliceDear, Dear AliceDear, Dear Alice7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Oh with your home gone and into madness
Where shall you go and feel safe?
I know, go to Wonderland
The Mad Hatter wants to have tea
And then crumpets, filled with jam
But the jam shall be contaminated
With your blood
Oh yes, he wants to kill you
To see what you really are
But don't worry, the Cheshire Cat shall grin
And protect you
To use you as a toy
He'll scratch and scratch you until you scream your last breath
Dear, Dear Alice
You won't hurt others
With them, including the Queen of Hearts
They'll hurt you
To not be there when they needed help
Now you shall pay the price
While the music plays that a friend composed
Reflections Chap 4Reflections Chap 48 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Tea and Tears
The Hatter stared at her for a long moment. Something was indeed wrong inside of Alice's already troubled mind. "Hmm? I’m sorry what?" He was snapped out of his thoughts as he glanced down at the towel that had been in his hand all along. He gave her a rather goofy grin and tossed her the fluffy white object. "Oh. Pardon me.."
Reaching for thrown towel, Alice glared up at the Hatter with cold green eyes. He was no gentleman, just poking his head out of her bathroom mirror and watching her bathing. Standing up slowly, she stepped out of the tub, covering herself with the fine cotton fabric of Aunt Anna's towels. She remained silent during the process as the Hatter kept his hand over his eyes..somewhat. He didn’t really see much except her bare ankles, but it was enough to trigger the rusted gears in his mind to clank forward. As he waited for her to dress a savory scent crept under the door and tickled his rather predominant nose. He froze in pl
KH: Alice Madness Begins Part 1In the outskirts of London, there lived a well-off Victorian house away from the bustle and hustle of the city. Inside the house, it was what every Englsh house will have: antiques, carpets from the far East, glass cabinets, tea-sets made from the finest china, and a grandfather clock in the hallway. Upstairs was where all the residents of the house were slumbering after a tiring day. In one of these fine bedrooms, a girl of twelve was clutching to a patched doll rabbit; sleeping soundly. Her room was filled with toys, books, and dresses. In front of her sleeping form was a storybook, no doubt the girl fell asleep while she read and now dreamt of magical creatures and a mystifying world. How blissful she looks.KH: Alice Madness Begins Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Then out of the blue, there was a sound of broken glass and after a few moments, the whole house was filled with toxic, black smoke. A small flame that escaped from a smashed oil-lamp caught onto the rich carpet and spread onto everything that was flammable. The girl was rudely
Alice Screenplay Part 8Alice Screenplay Part 87 years ago in Horror More Like This
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PRT 8: A Friend in Need
EXT. POOL OF TEARS. SOUTHSHORE. TRIBUTARY NIGHT
Night in Wonderland is a time of uneasy stillness with distant CHIRPING and WHIRRING in the unseen underbrush, shrouded in shadows. Above a moon waning at an impossible angle casts a strange green light on objects below.
The curious insects, now luminous in different hues, flitter about, and birds with the heads of scissors, inkwells, and other objects take to the air in search of prey.
The Vorpal Blade is dully glowing in Alices hand. Will, cards spread in a deadly fan, warily takes up the rear.
I dont suppose you know what to expect in this place at night I mean?
Hard to say. My previous trips to Wonderland all seemed to be in the morning.
Light must fall sometime as my father used to say.
The light of the Vorpal Blade reveals two glistening black eyes. The owner of the eyes MOANS and ducks out of sight.