Missing shoe? – Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt


shoe in drain


Friday Fictioneers


Missing Shoe

By Teresa Dean Smeigh

copyright November 2015


Nancy ran, quickly, stumbling on her heels. Her pursuer was gaining rapidly.

She stepped down on the drain and lost a shoe. She didn’t dare stop, he was too close.

“Hey lady, stop!” A man’s voice was shouting at her. No way was she stopping in this area.

“Lady please stop,” he said breathlessly.

Nancy tripped over a log and hurt her foot and had no choice, but to stop. She turned to face her attacker.

“Geesh lady, all I wanted to do was return your purse. You dropped it when you got out of the car.”


Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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27 Responses to Missing shoe? – Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt

  1. Susan says:

    Good story with an uplifting ending. 🙂

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  2. Fun story. Seems like many people are taking this route with the story. Great minds . . .

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  3. ansumani says:

    We live with such fear sometimes that we lose out on meeting good people. Nicely told story.

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    • Tessa says:

      You are right. I sometimes feel a quickening of fear and wonder why my panic is going into play. I wasn’t threatened. I think we all do it. thanks for reading.


  4. It is always frightening when you hear those footsteps running up behind you. Nice twist at the end.

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  5. rgayer55 says:

    Ha! She was running from the purse anti-snatcher. Nice tension leading up to the twist.

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  6. liz young says:

    Classic twist at the end – nicely done.

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  7. Dale says:

    Hah! Second story that is not what it seems (regarding a lost item…) Nice twist!

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  8. gahlearner says:

    I like a positive twist in the end, and the suspense was great.

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  9. Dear Tessa,

    Hey Lady! Nice build of tension and fun twist at the end.



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  10. A purse-returner? Now there’s a twist if ever I heard one! Great story!

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  11. Margaret says:

    I feel for her – what a panic. Nice twist at the end, though.

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  12. rogershipp says:

    The kindness of strangers is almost always unexpected now!

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