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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