A Slipper Away – Friday Fictioneers

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this group each week. I appreciate her dedication and her time. She’s such an inspiration that no matter what, I try to write a story.

I understand if you’re unclear about this one. I like to think of it as a dark twist on the fairy tale, urban style.

Special thanks to C.E. Ayr for contributing the photo.


Genre: Urban Fantasy (100 words)

A Slipper Away

“A few mixed drinks–”

“Loose change, loose shoes–”

“The princess is not supposed to get murdered in the end.”

“I hate to break it to you. She’s no princess. You see any castles nearby?”

The detectives drove past the usual decay and stink of garbage.

“Her foot with the missing shoe was unusually clean.”

“I didn’t notice.”

Later at the station:

A brunette with puffy eyes and ratty hair stood at the counter. “I’d like to file a report.”

“A missing person’s report?”

“No, not a person. A shoe. My shoe. If I don’t find it by midnight, I die.”


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70 thoughts on “A Slipper Away – Friday Fictioneers

    1. Thank you, Shalagh. Really? Is that a movie? Oh, if you think of the title, please let me know. I’d like to see it. It’s no wonder. It’s hard to come up with something that hasn’t been done. Thanks, darling. Love ya.

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      1. It must help with discipline… which I could use more of. I like to write what I want way too much, and need to reel myself in at times… but also don’t want it to feel like a chore… Something always does come to you for sure… no problem there!

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  1. Amy, this would make a great urban fantasy movie. Just saying, if you ever think of writing a screenplay. 🙂 Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. Life and work are pretty busy these days. Hope you’re doing well.

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement, David! I have been wondering about you and I thought you’ve probably been busy with work and life, etc. It’s great to hear from you. I hope you’re doing well, too.


      1. I am doing well, but my job sucks up a lot of my time and energy, plus I have other creative projects that take up time too. I’m hoping that next semester will be better and I can get back into blogging regularly again.


  2. Good twist on the fairy tale, Amy. I think the movie about the man who’s trying to find his killer is named “DOA”. I remembered it starred the fine old actor, Edmond O’Brien. It was made in 1950. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne


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