Alice: The World Of Shadow

Alice: The World Of Shadow

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by Janis Hoffman
     
 

My wicked foster mother called me an evil, lying, little tramp, and came at me with a very sharp knife. That was a seriously bad mistake. Sweet Uncle Dave was put on trial for murder and I was sent to another foster home. When I testify, Uncle Dave’s lawyer told me to act cute and a little scared, and say how lucky I am to have such a wonderful uncle.
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My wicked foster mother called me an evil, lying, little tramp, and came at me with a very sharp knife. That was a seriously bad mistake. Sweet Uncle Dave was put on trial for murder and I was sent to another foster home. When I testify, Uncle Dave’s lawyer told me to act cute and a little scared, and say how lucky I am to have such a wonderful uncle.
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“Ms. Shannon, may I call you Alice?” He’s not too bright, and talks like a toad.

“Oh yes, please do.” Glance nervously around the room. Shake a little. I am a very, very good actress.

“Thank you Alice. Would you tell the court where you were on the night your foster mother, Mrs. Delancy, was murdered?”

Oh my, he made a big booboo there. I burst into hysterical tears, jumped out of the witness box and ran down the aisle past two cops who crashed into each other trying to catch me. I’m also a very, very fast runner.

After they gave me a delicious chocolate ice cream cone, double dip, I was back on the witness stand. Oh my, all those sad eyes looking up at me, so full of concern and pity. Humans are so gullible, except for a guy with a Santa Claus beard in the back of the room, but he’s too skinny for the role. He knew I was just having a little fun.

“Ms. Shannon, where were you on the evening of October 24th?”

“I guess I was home. I’m always home.”

“Yes but, a, the 24th of October was the evening when the police came. Do you remember that evening?”

“Oh sure. I always watch the Billy Wiggly Show. He is so cute.”

Skinny Santa was smiling and enjoying my show. The lawyer was not.

“Right. But, but, Ms. Shannon, on the evening of October 24th something very bad happened to your foster mother.”

Oh well, might as well go for variety. I screamed, started to cry, and froze. Nice, old Skinny Santa and I were having such a good time.
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My father left me a pile of money, so I have an enormously overpaid guardian. He sent me to a shrink but that didn’t work so good. I either went hysterical or froze whenever that so tragic evening was mentioned. I tested the bunch of pills the shrink gave me on the dog next door, and flushed them down the toilet. The poor dog staggered around for a week.

After a while the shrink gave up. Then I turned 18 and got the 12 million and a cute little cottage by the sea, not far from Tor House where Robinson Jeffers used to live. I’m not much for school, but I read and google a lot. He’s my favorite poet.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011218736
Publisher:
Ernest Kinnie
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Series:
Alice
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
35,659
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

I hold a modestly high level position in government and wish to remain anonymous. I am grateful to Dr. Kinnie for supporting and publishing the Alice series. He and I have written our books to have fun, and to expand what you can think, feel, become. The Alice Trilogy is about the wild adventures of a highly intelligent young girl. When she was 2 1/2 she discovered how to use her Shadow hands, part of a Reality right next to this one that the ancient Egyptians called the World of Shadow. When Alice was 4, her mother ran sobbing out the door and never came back. Be warned. The Alice Trilogy is not suitable for the easily offended! Being tossed in and out of 10 foster homes after her mother left turned her into a self-centered, over-sexed, foul-mouthed brat. She regularly breaks taboos. Ignores political correctness. Loves to plays games with authoritarian bastards. And befouls and besmirchs the lovely fairy tales of your childhood. She also plays around with the nature and creation of Reality. If you don’t have a good grip on your version, it would be best to pass on by. She easily conned her way into UC Berkeley and runs circles around the intelligentsia of that fine institution. She never knew her father but he left a pile of money. Better than nothing. Dr. Kinnie is a retired psychologist who has written Cynical Soup, a book of over 750 observations about the wise and foolish behavior of humans, and Mind Tripping and Maps of Reality, self-help psychology books to explore and create your life. Come join the dance.

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