#AtoZChallenge - Hurry! Follow the girl!

Amy gave the dancing doll in the mirror one last quick glance before turning on her heel to follow the little girl down the hallway. She didn't know what to make of Cal's warning to "...be watching for the man in white.." but now that she'd seen him, she couldn't not follow him. Especially since the little girl had seemed to go that direction so willingly. And who was the little girl? Where was she? And how was she here? It seemed that following the girl was the only way to get answers, and so she must go.

Her slippered feet went quietly down the hall, though she was moving quite quickly to try to catch up. The girl turned right down a side corridor. Amy followed, and then stopped dead in her tracks. The girl was sitting in a windowed alcove, replete with plush cushions. The windows looked out over a rocky beach leading to the sea. Which sea?, Amy wondered. Gray rocks contrasted with the crystalline blue-green of the water below in a manner both delightful and stark.

The little girl laughed and waved Amy over, indicating that she should join her on the cushions. Amy obeyed, settling in next to the small creature. "What is your name?" she asked.

"Irena, of course! How silly you are, to ask that question!"

"Silly?" Amy asked.

"Yes! You are my best playfriend! How could you forget my name?" Irena asked, sticking out a petulant lip.

"Well, I guess I am silly, then! Shall we play a questions game?" Amy said, hoping the girl would take the bait.

"Yes! I love questions!"

"Wonderful," Amy said. What should she Inquire?
"Can you show me your favorite place Inside this building?"
"Tell me the story of your name, Irena?"
"Where do those shIps go?" (I know that's a weak I hahaha.. Give a girl a break!)

Ok! Tell me your choice for what question to ask Irena, by 8pm Mountain Time (or after - total honesty: I haven't been writing till the next morning :) ) and we'll see where Irena's answers take us!

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  1. I'm with "Tell me the story of your name" :)

  2. Tell me the story of your name just might open the question of the man in white and where he's from and where Irena is from.

  3. I agree so far - the story of the name can take them in many directions. Fun

  4. Anonymous10:41 AM

    I want to know the story of her name! :)

  5. Tell us the story of her name please.

    Chantelle @Cocktails and Memories

  6. My first time to visit your page. I am blog hopping for the A-Z challenge.

    Tell us please the story of Irina's name :D

  7. We need to know more about Irena! Tell us the story of her name!

    (Quick side note: the fact that Irena thinks she and Amy are best friends gave me an uneasy feeling, like maybe Irena wouldn't let her leave now that she's here. But maybe that's because I've just read Gone Girl, a horrifying thriller. XD)

  8. Ask about the name. I really want to know about those ships, but that is probably too direct for her little friend. :)

  9. Where do the ships go? :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

  10. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge 2015!
    Great post. I've followed you on your listed social media sites.

    What's your favorite star in the sky, and why?
    (Unless I'm to pick from the ones listed... in which case, what's in the building.)

  11. Oh, let's hear about the name! I'm having so much fun with this story.

  12. This is fun. The name Irena sounds timeless. Love it.

  13. The story of her name! :)

  14. It seems Amy has forgotten her body sitting in the shop in what I'm guessing is a frozen Freesia Induced state. Before she get's to far away, I think she should have a seat and Inquire about Irena's name.

    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
    Minion for AJ's wHooligans

  15. I'll chime in a vote for the story of her name. :)

  16. Thank you for visiting my blog. It's fun to chat with new people in the A-Z challenge. Enjoy your week end.

  17. Tell me about your name.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  18. Thank you for commenting on my blog! Hope you are enjoying the A to Z

  19. I don't think any one voted for inside the building...sounds creepy, yet intriguing. Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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