Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Succinctly Yours #153: Lost Soles

Thank you to Grandma's Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours! Each week, Grandma provides a photo as inspiration for the challenge to write a story of 140 words or 140 characters. Mine this week has 139 characters, and the bonus word was xylophone.

The evil Anti-Shoeites danced to the xylophone in bare feet beneath their sacrifice. The waiting wingtips and chattering stilettos knew their steps were numbered. 

Those awful Anti-Shoeites! Though…not to be high strung or anything, but I leaned toward Anti-Shoeism myself when I wrote this on Sunday after dancing in some cute (I think, anyway), lace-up heels the night before. By the end of the night I wanted to string them up by the laces. It would have been self-defense, though, since they were killing me.


Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes ~Proverb usually attributed to Cherokee tribe

15 comments:

  1. Tammy--
    Anti-Shoeites? Your SSS only whet my appetite for more. I can see this being the basis for a longer short story.

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    1. You would like the ending, Sioux. I won't give it away, but it involves...crocs.

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  2. Tammy, you are an expert at word play.

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    1. I'm deeply flattered, Linda! Thank you!

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  3. Well, of course I love the "Anti-Shoeites." I hope they danced with thumbs and little kicks.

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    1. Of course. And random gyrations, too.

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  4. I had forgotten about that evil cult, the Anti-Shoeites. Be very afraid, wingtips and stillettos.

    Very clever SY story, Tammy.

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  5. That one started my day with a smile. Loved it!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  6. Shoes have an uncanny feel that they are no longer useful. It is being fashionable without shoes! That'll be the day! Wonderful write Tammy!

    Hank

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    1. That really would be the day, wouldn't it? Thanks for stopping by, Hank!

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    1. Yes...which is what I should've done!

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  8. Love this, especially the last part -- their steps were numbered. Microfiction at its finest.

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