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Her name was Alyssa, and when she was nine, her mother built her Wonderland. After being raised on a healthy diet of Charles Dickens, Enid Blyton and J.M. Barrie, it seemed like the natural course of action. She created it out of paper, each scene indispensably, indisputably perfect in its imperfection.

And she did it because Alyssa was terrified of the idea of falling through a rabbit hole, into a place that allows magic only when you are confused. Mothers do the most impractical, exhausting things to show how much they love their children. It seemed a pity that it was this very effort that kept Alyssa up all night, staring at the paper people like they were coming to get her.

(If Alyssa’s mother knew, she would have spent all her time trying to explain to the little girl that it wasn’t just paper people she should be afraid of.)

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God appeared to have a sense of humour when little Alice became Alyssa’s best friend. She lives across the street, her hair always wild when she would run over in the same little blue dress and tell Alyssa the strangest stories.

Having understood that paper people were no longer meant to be feared, Alyssa listened with wide eyes to her paper-story-loving friend, becoming a part of a landscape that housed fairies and pixies and odd little men with funny hats and talking animals. It accepted her into its folds gradually and in a tree house made by Alice’s father, they tried to understand why ravens are actually nothing like writing desks and how hares would actually hate tea, but perhaps love coffee.

(This was before Alice’s mother left and her eyes broke, and they grew to understand that people grew apart better with pain than distance.)

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James liked to drink coffee and wear funny hats and gave people rabbits as gifts. And he had never read anything about Wonderland. So of course, Alyssa had to fall in love with him. She counted the droplets of water on his eyelashes when it rained and wondered about how someone who has promised himself to her so effortlessly could possibly be seventy two point eight percent water; all this, because water was so easy to drain away.

She called him the Mad Hatter. He never quite understood the reason behind the name.

(That’s the thing with being in wonderland. It never really likes to acknowledge its own existence.)
This is a little bit of a fractured fairytale which has been with me for some time and I am finally posting it now. I'd like you to meet Alyssa...and maybe find a little bit of her in your mind.

For :iconlightoverpowers58: for standing by me in a really tough situation. Bless you my dear. :hug:

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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Writer
that is amazing. i love this part the most: "people grew apart better with pain than distance". <3<3<3
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giggles855 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my name is alyssa

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NekoNekoGirl997 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm dying in anticipation.
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Awstein Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
This is very good. Simple and clever, really works great.
Just a thought: is it my imperfect English, or have you forgotten "are" in "why ravens actually nothing like writing desks"?
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Argh! Thank you for catching that, I fixed it! :)
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Awstein Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Haha you're welcome, small mistypings are bound to happen on such a long and rich piece :p I'm glad it wasn't just some vernacular syntax I missed though, I would have been very ashamed!
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MakiLotus Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh My Gosh... .__. KEEP GOING! >.<"
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!! :)
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MakiLotus Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! x3 Really want to see more of this!
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xMIxx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.. This is actually amazing..
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