It’s time for the Friday Fictioneers, hosted by our wonderful host, Queen Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Thanks to Adam Ickes for the photo.
Please read other fine stories from the Fictioneers here.
Genre: General Fiction (100 words)
Copyright – Adam Ickes
To Shoe or Not to Shoe?
Animals don’t wear shoes, mom. Why do we?
We wear them to keep warm and to protect our feet.
Animals don’t need protection.
They have fur and pads.
Why don’t we have pads?
Where are your shoes?
Get your shoes on. You’re not ready to go out the door until your shoes are on your feet.
Whose shoes are these?
They’re just sitting here. Abandoned. Forgotten. Too snug?
Look for the child with no shoes and you’ll see my child. He will be running free on grass pillows, cushioning his feet, and laughing…laughing at the rest of us, wearing shoes.