The images on the wall came to an end. Alice smiled. “You really think I’m pretty?”
“Prettier than any woman I’ve ever seen.”
She hugged me. I didn’t mind at all. “Tomorrow, I’ll take you to Old Phoenix.”
I slept on the sofa in her home that night, and dreamed of her.
After breakfast, Alice and I walked over the hills behind her home, into the ruins of an ancient city. “This was Phoenix, Arizona.” We walked down streets lined with buildings. “This is where we met the animals.”
I noticed cats, dozens of them, along the streets as we walked. I heard dozens of different voices in my head, “Alice is visiting! Who’s that with her? Is he safe?”
Alice watched me looking at cats. “You can hear them, can’t you?”
I nodded yes.
“And yet, you came from one of the caves. That’s never happened before.”
This is the 13th piece in a continuing story I’m working through for Angela Goff’s Visual Dare. Please read the other entries in this week’s Visual Dare challenge.