The Rest Are Locked Outside

Posted: July 15, 2020 in Friday Fictioneers
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Auntie June arrived wearing a blue checkered skirt and sparkly red stilettos.
Couldn’t tell if she was Italian, Mexican, or a plump Irish woman who’d seen too much sun.
Her merlot-red hair smelled of seaweed. Neither unpleasant nor compelling.
And we knew her onyx-colored eyes held secrets.
“Not your real Auntie,” Father whispered.”She’s your new tutor.”
We rolled our eyes.
June was otherwordly. Taught us magic tricks and spells.
June began an exercise routine. We grew strong.
Our June made us laugh. At our elders.
Our June divided us. Kids against parents.
My June chose me to continue her plan.

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Like an evil Mary Poppins by the sound of it!

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  2. neilmacdon says:

    What’s June’s plan for? World domination?

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  3. Dear Lish,

    Auntie June sounds like a must to avoid. I love the merlot-colored hair. Nicely done.



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  4. trishsplace says:

    Curiouser and curiouser!


  5. draliman says:

    Infiltrate, divide and conquer. Quite chilling!

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  6. msjadeli says:

    A wicked stepmother? Why would her dad want an entity like that teaching his daughter?! Sounds terrifying!

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  7. Liked how you wrote a non-literal story 🙂 I think some dysfunctional families do need an Auntie June.

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  8. June is bustin out all over! Bad choice of tutor Father!

    Here’s mine!

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  9. ceayr says:

    This is expertly crafted, Alicia, the gradual escalation is excellent.
    You are on a roll, dear lady!

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  10. doodletllc says:

    Love the description of Auntie June…seaweed-smelling hair…wonderous!

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  11. MrBinks says:

    This is a great piece that really makes you beg to know more. Nicely done!

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  12. Dale says:

    I have to agree with c.e. – you are on a wonderful roll. This was fabulous.

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  13. plaridel says:

    i wonder what the plan was. waiting for the next sequel to find out.

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  14. Sandra says:

    I got a perfect picture of her. And her intentions. Good one, Lish.

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  15. Bill says:

    Of course. Ya know how red-heads can be, I enjoyed your story, but June seems quite the one to me. 🙂


  16. I don’t like June … 😉
    I mean, depends … 😉

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  17. wmqcolby says:

    Oooooh! Sinister! Fun read! Love it! Thanks, Alicia! Mary Poppins on LSD.

    Five out of five Children of the Damned (and they seem headed there). 😉

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  18. Tannille says:

    Ooo Mary Poppins evil twin. I prefer June! Great stuff.

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  19. Very sinister story with a touch of magic. I love it!

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  20. granonine says:

    I enjoyed the progression from “June” to “our June” to “My June.” A sinister character, for sure.

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  21. I really liked Aunt June’s flamboyance and wicked subversion. And Merlot red hair.
    Sounds like being subverted by her was huge fun !

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