Missing shoe? – Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt

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shoe in drain

PHOTO PROMPT © C.E. Ayr

Friday Fictioneers

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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.”

Tessa

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.

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  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!

    Liked by 1 person

  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.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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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.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. rogershipp says:

    The kindness of strangers is almost always unexpected now!

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