Time for the Friday Fictioneers with another prompt from our Fairy Blog Mother, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.
This week in action again: the Friday Fictioneers Concrit Subgroup.
I’m wondering if the present tense works here, I don’t use it often.
There is a lonely shoe in the gutter. Linda picks it up, wipes the dirt off, and longingly strokes the supple leather.
“Don’t put me on,” the shoe whispers.
“Hey, Fatty. What’s that?”
Sheila! Boy-magnet, tormentor, archenemy. Sheila snatches the shoe from Linda, puts it on, and prances around.
Sheila vanishes, a faerie appears, and in the gutter lies an old boot.
“You rescued me,” the faerie says. “As a reward, you can have this shoe filled with gold every day, or be my friend, and come with me.”
Linda beams. “I don’t need gold, I’ll go with you.”
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