Good day. My name is Wu. I and my wife own the convenience store on seventh street. I did not know this Alice, but I come down here because she was brave.

That boy that did this, he is always trouble. When I see him, I begin to watch closely. When I saw them hit this lady, I immediately call the police. I thought they would run away, but she kept standing back up and shouting at them. She was pointing and they would hit her again.

But this lady, this Alice, she was unflinching. I wanted to go help, but I stayed on the phone urging them to come quick.

I didn’t know this lady, but I know what that boy is like and I wanted to say how brave she was. People need to stand up to these… bad guys.

I’m sorry for your loss.


(This is part 21 of 26 of the story What Happened to Alice. To see the full listing click here.)



7 thoughts on “Unflinching”
  1. There is a valuable lesson in this story, a lot of them, mostly about Biblical character traits, but this one; courage in the face of danger is as big as any of them in the entire story. That’s what is missing in our society these days.

  2. I agree with the former comment. Sometimes bravery seems foolish. She should not have attacked that man when she was obviously unequipped to handle him. She should have thought of her son.

  3. Yes, we need to stand up to the bad element in society. Alice is to be admired for having done that. The reader, for having met her and known what she meant to so many, is still feeling for her. Good work on the emotional aspect.

  4. At least he was calling for help.

    Alice sounds very brave.

    Heather M. Gardner
    Co-host: Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
    Blog: The Waiting is the Hardest Part []

  5. Chuck, I am back to Alice. I decided to wait until the challenge was over to do it like my serials in real life, binging, Netflix style. Caring is her fatal flaw?

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