Monday, 26 October 2015

THE SHOES


This is a unique flash fiction challenge where we provide you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story!
Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. Do not forget to click on the link below and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! Now let’s have some fun!



This week's picture and prompt:


Finish the story begins with: “I watched the vulture looking at me hungrily as I lay on the ground bleeding and injured.”

THE SHOES

I watched the vulture looking at me hungrily as I lay on the ground bleeding and injured.

It was those stupid shoes that I had insisted on buying and wearing tonight.  They pinched my feet, squeezed my little toes and made my heels ache.  I hadn't dared take them off in the restaurant because I knew I would never get them on again.

Three o'clock on a cold Sunday morning I tripped on the drain cover and went over, banged my head and twisted my ankle.  I gashed my hand trying to save myself and could feel the wet, sticky blood seeping out of palm.  Gravel rash will be very sore later on. 

I must have dozed off or fainted because I opened my eyes to see a red beady eye looking down at me as the sky became lighter with the sunrise.  

I'm afraid I swore out loud at the ugly bird and was mortified to see a policeman tutting at my coarse language.

Word count: 150


9 comments:

  1. Shame on you, cursing at a poor vulturous bird. LOL Loved this! How many times have I put on a pair of shoes because they looked good, but felt awful. Too many, shame on me! :)

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  2. The right pair of shoes is important in life. Apparantly, lol.

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  3. I think we had a similar idea about how we ended up on the ground. Glad the policeman showed up for you in the end. I had someone else show up for me. :)

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  4. LOL! Poor lady was determined to wear shoes that were too small and now she is face to face with a vulture. Cute story Sally! I enjoyed reading it.

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  5. Loved the ending & yes, blistering shoes that look pretty are the worst thing for a girl

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  6. Nicely finished with a cop who blushed

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  8. The wrong footwear as the source of all troubles? I'll buy that.

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