The Shoes

Posted: April 19, 2017 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction
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“There’s an imprint,” the man whispered, breathing in the old leather. “An echo.”

“And what does that mean?” Melissa’d had enough of him sniffing around her shoes.

True, she’d told him he could do it, the events surrounding them had been peculiar (with peculiar being used as a euphemism for “bloody terrifying), and he was her best chance of getting to the bottom of it all, but did he have to sniff?

“It means that the shoes remember their previous wearer.” He rose. “They’re haunted.”

Melissa sighed.

Haunted shoes. Just what she needed.

And they’d been just her color too.

This is for Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for running the challenge and Magaly Geurrero for providing the prompt photo!

  1. Jade M. Wong says:

    Aww too bad the shoes are haunted. At least the ghost has style 😉

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Not worth it, even for the style she wanted!

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  3. michael1148humphris says:

    What an interesting story.

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  4. Martin Cororan says:

    She took that surprisingly well!

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  5. gahlearner says:

    Ghost shoes, what a great idea. I wonder what they do to her.

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  6. Lynn Love says:

    Haunted shoes! Great idea. I wonder what happened to her before she called in the shoe sniffer? Great tale

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  7. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Haunted shoes indeed. The last line made me laugh.

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  8. yarnspinnerr says:

    Now I know why new shoes pinch and bite – they are haunted by the ghosts of the creatures who lived in those hides.
    Ingenious take. Great write.

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  9. amiewrites74 says:

    Finding good shoes is hard enough without worrying about ghosts. Very clever story!

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  10. yuhublogger says:

    She should have taken it! Ha Ha! A very different take on the prompt.

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