(100-word flash fiction)
“These are tears of the moon.” Alice’s voice is tremulous.
Jenny snorts. The seven-year old cynic, who no longer believes in Santa.
“The moon is sad because dolphins are dying.”
Jenny stops in mid-snort when she notices the tears in Alice’s voice.
“And whales too. And … and polar bears.” Alice’s tears are as clear and glassy as the drops on the leaf.
Then, 10-year old Jenny with her ‘Save Alice’ campaign, trying desperately to save a dying Alice.
Now, at 16, firebrand and founder of the organisation ‘Tears of the Moon”, valiantly trying to prevent wanton killing of animals.
Second story submission for the Friday Fictioneers photo prompt below –