When Alice was three, her teddy bear told her how to shape play-doh into intricate fairy houses with working windows and doors.
When Alice was seven, her Barbie doll showed her blueprints for an underwater city and she won a sand castle competition with her “Mermaid’s Mansion” sculpture.
When Alice was fifteen, her parents brought her to doctors who tried to stop Alice hearing voices and hallucinating.
When Alice entered the psychiatric ward, her doctors said it would be temporary. It was. After Alice died, they found her paintings—now in a gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
November 5 Prompt: Muse
Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch