Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mad TEA Party

Virtual Mad TEA Party
hosted by A Fanciful Twist
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Alice looks at her timepiece and wonders if she will be late for the Mad TEA Party.

Her invitation did not specify a time or place.

For this special occasion, Alice walks to her mirror to see if her hair needs combing (for her mother is always on about her to comb her hair).

The mirror begins to blur
and swirl

and make whoop whoop whoop-dee-do sounds.

AND then...

V O I L A !

Alice is transported to a hot steamy room with the sounds of tea being poured and tea cups clattering on saucers.

The Mad TEA party is in full swing with...

March Hare making rounds with the teapot.

Doormouse is not at his usual sleeping spot. He trails behind March Hare serving these loud and lively guests...

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by Daniel Coleman
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Hatter: I thank you for attending tea today.

Alice: I think I shan’t’ve if I’d known dragons would also attend.

Hatter: Never to worry. You’ll find they make delightful teamates.

Alice: I believe what you mean to say is ‘teammates’.

Hatter: On the contrary. There are no teams in tea after all.

Alice: And what kind of tea does a dragon prefer?

Hatter: It matters little as long as it is blackened tea.

Alice: Ahem, I believe what you mean to say is ‘black’ tea.

Hatter: No. I assured you assuredly that what I mean is blackened.

Hatter reaches for a teapot among the dozens on the table and pours a light green tea. He places the cup in front of a purple and green kaleidoscope dragon. With a tiny puff from his nose, the creature singes the tea, which burbles, turns black and emits a distasteful odor.

Alice: And if they can char tea so easily, what’s to say you and I are safe?

Hatter: Because I’ve only invited achromivores.

Alice: Achromivores? I believe what you mean to say is carnivores.

Hatter: I’d sooner invite a mule—churlish creatures, those—than invite a carnivore.

Alice: Then how do you mean, achromivore.

Hatter: It’s simple really. Chromivores only eat colors, and I care so for colors. Ergo, I made it a point to invite only achromivores.

Alice: So they eat only colorless things?

Hatter: Indeed. White or black.

Alice: And what is to stop them from blackening an apple or eggplant in order to make it palatable?

Hatter: Nothing is stopping them. In fact I believe it’s encouraged

Alice: A banana or a blueberry?

Hatter: Certainly. Dragons must eat after all.

Alice: A beef on the hoof or a turtle dove?

Hatter: Yes, either. This certainly is an enjoyable game.

Alice: What about a young lady or a peculiar Hatter?

Hatter: Of cour—Hmmm. I hadn’t given that any thought.

Alice: Judging by the way they are looking at us, I don’t think it’s escaped their consideration.

Hatter: Oh dear!

Alice: I fear we may be well done for?

Hatter: Would you mean ‘well done’ or ‘done for’?

Alice: Yes, both.

Hatter: *gulp*


Guest post created for Mad TEA Party event by Daniel Coleman author of Hatter
© 2011. All rights reserved.

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by Daniel Coleman
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* image source march hare and doormouse created by `ursulav

* last year's Mad TEA party with fairies

* special thanks to the daughter, svb, for the use of her dragons

* Alice created by Shana of Kreating Insecurities

* and don't be late for this great giveaway...

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