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.

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PHOTO PROMPT © C.E. Ayr

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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Maze Rumors – Friday Fictioneers

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Copyright – Melanie Greenwood

 Maze Rumors

Phillip clutched the sealed envelope, his summons to complete the maze. Except for the fog swirling around, it was a straight shot.

“You do so at your peril,” said one.

“You’ll disappear,” rumored another.

None of this tiptoeing through the garden tulips. He ran for it; grubby, little hands snatched at his ankles, and they whispered at every turn.

“I can’t concentrate,” Philip yelled at no one.

He plunged ahead into a door, and they laughed at him. This was no treacherous cliff. A long corridor lead Philip to a meeting underway with a bunch of suits.

Oh, what a disappointment.

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Genre: Urban Fantasy (100 words)

Perhaps, this guy needs a vacation. Thank you to Melanie Greenwood for sharing one of her vacation photos with us here, which made for a most excellent prompt. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting the Friday Fictioneers and for all her gracious time.

This story was written for Friday Fictioneers 100-word photo prompt. Check out more stories from the Fictioneers HERE.

A Vampire’s Lair – Friday Fictioneers – 03/21/14

A Vampire’s Lair

Henri and the elevator had a partnership, as far as it concerned the residents of 113 East 66th Street, with four dwellings on its three bottom floors, and one penthouse belonging to a Mr. Everitt.

The occupants only knew of Everitt because of his misdelivered items in their mailboxes. Henri hand-delivered Everitt’s packages, as well as guests to his penthouse. Residents laughed that a bloodsucking vampire lived among them. New faces came and went, but rode down on the elevator, and not up.

To the basement they went to wait with the rats. If residents heard screaming, they turned their music up.

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It’s my first time writing about a vampire. I couldn’t resist. My other option was a saucy meetup, which I was not in the mood to write. I know my fellow Fictioneers won’t let me down. I hope to read about many meetups this week.

My thanks and gratitude, as always, to Rochelle Wishoff-Fields who hosts this group and provided this week’s most excellent prompt.

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Genre: Urban Fantasy (100 words)

Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields