Friday, 5 September 2008

Friday 55 Flash Fiction #42 Lost


Lying here, abandoned, alone, forlorn, forsaken,

dishevelled, deserted, excluded,

obsolete, isolated, solitary.

Untenanted, unattended, useless, unwanted, unloved.

Wet, worn, destined for the scrapheap,

Never to have a partner again, life over.

How did it come to this?

Please explain how I came to be....

a lost, lone, lacklustre shoe in the middle of the street.

Friday 55 Flash Fiction is brought to you by G-man (Mr Knowitall). The idea is you write a story in exactly 55 words. If you want to take part pop over and let G-man know when you've posted your 55.


Pam said...

isn't it strange how you'll always seem some random lone shoe out in the middle of the street or on the side of the road? great 55, ake. i haven't got one up yet cuz i've got nothing so far. LOL my family was stressing me...maybe i'll be in a more calm, creative mood later :)

Cath said...

How many times have I seen just one shoe? I don't know but I often wonder how someone could discard just ONE shoe? Must be a lot of one legged folk about... lol

Great writing as always Akelamalu. Leaving it to the very end to tell us exactly what is happening...

Annelisa said...

When I go up to the local forest, I must see several single shoes every week. Some child's (which I can understand if they were in a pushchair or something), but some adults...this has always puzzled me too!

Hi Akelamalu,

Hope everything is well and good with you. Hoping to be around more often now... so, see you soon


buffalodick said...

It's meant to go with the sock that doesn't have a mate!

RiverPoet said...

Let's hope some prince scoops it up and finds the Cinderella who lost it!

Peace - D

Elaine Denning said...

You're so good at these, Ak. I never know what the last sentence is going to reveal!

James Goodman said...

Excellent 55, AK. It always makes me wonder what happened to the owner when I see a stray shoe where it shouldn't be. :D

Marshall Family said...

wow creative stuff, you really are very good at this arent you? x

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

good one honey! i kept wondering what it would be!

smiles, bee

Melissa Russell said...

Very nicely alphabetically put! A lone shoe, is that like a lone sock.

Very mysterious lol. Have a great weekend.

cheshire wife said...

Hopefully Prince Charming will pick up the shoe and reunite it with its' owner.

Pam said...

i'm finally up thx to missy! lol

Real Live Lesbian said...

I saw a lone shoe just yesterday. How very, very sad...especially for a heel. ;) Great job!

lettuce said...

aaah - there are whole groups on flickr for such photos. I have quite a collection myself.

Did you take this? its a particularly fetching shot

aims said...

Very good! I've sent your link over to another blogger who does Abondoned Shoe blog. DK will love this!

DK said...

Hi there! Aims did indeed send me this url, and it's lovely! Can I copy (& credit of course!) this post for the blog please?

Thank you!

barman said...

Oh perfect. I see those lone shoes too. It really makes you wonder. But then there are the lone socks since it's mate got lost. And for me, who knows why, I always lose the right had glove of a pair of gloves. Go figure.

Nice 55, very smooth.

Akelamalu said...

It always puzzles me how anyone could lose just one shoe Ciara :#

'a lot of one legged folk' - I never thought of that Cath, you made me laugh!

Oh yes children's shoes are always falling off Annelisa but adults? WTF?

Ah Buff you solved the puzzle, of course!

What a nice thought Riverpoet I'll second that!

Oh thanks Miss U, I'm glad you enjoy them. x

Yes it's begs a question doesn't it James ;)

Aw thanks Emmie x

Glad you enjoyed it Bee x

Anything lone is sad don't you think Missy? I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

That's a nice thought Cheshire Wife :)

Yes you can guarantee someone's walking with a limp if they've lost a heel RLL! ;)

Not one of my photos Lettie but it's a nice shoe!

Oh that's nice Aims, I hope he likes it. :)

Hi DK and welcome. You may use my 55 with pleasure.

Akelamalu said...

Oh I forgot about lone gloves - another one of life's mysteries Barman. Glad you liked it. x

DK said...

you are now published on :-)

Akelamalu said...

Thanks DK :)

storyteller said...

Your creative muse never ceases to amaze me! Fun Friday Fiction for us … though sad for the forlorn little shoe w/o its mate … lying in the middle of the street.
Hugs and blessings,

Anndi said...

I feel for that shoe... how tragic!

G-Man said...

I was getting ready to send you a Care Package!!

Great Job Ake...You always have a little twisty thing..hehehe

Thanks for visiting and playing, and have a Great Week-End!

G xo

Donnetta said...

Hey there, "A!" Oh, that was a neat one. Very good! I got a "kick" out of it!

Ron said...

LOVED this!!!

How FUNNY you are, Akelamalu!

OMG...and that looks like a Chanel shoe, too!

Poor thing!

Mimi Lenox said...

You had me going there for a minute....bwahhaahaa

lime said...

lol, i can only wonder what cinderella must have run off without that slipper!

Travis Cody said...

So tragic! Shoes should have pairs, and they should have lovely feet in them with well turned ankles and shapely calves.

Somebody pass a law!

Anonymous said...

Hehe. LOL. Funny way of writing bout the lost shoe!:) Great job once again

Akelamalu said...

Alas, the poor shoe Storyteller. :(

Me too Anndi

You're so caring g-man x ;)

He he, glad you enjoyed it Donnetta :)

How could anyone NOT miss a Chanel shoe Ron? It beggars belief!

That was the idea Mimi, glad it worked. :)

Of course, that's it Lime!

Calm down Trav! ((wink))

ThanksHilary :)

Mona said...

How did she come to this?

She was worn by Cinderella!!


Akelamalu said...

I know Mona, isn't it sad? :)

Anonymous said...

I often wonder about those abandoned solo shoes.

Akelamalu said...

It's one of life's mysteries methinks Citizen!

TopChamp said...

There's a freaky wellington boot half submerged in concrete over the side of a railing beside the Kelvin river in Glasgow. That always makes me wonder too.

Mother of Invention said...

Very clever! I like this! I've never used, "scrap heap" before...must be English!

Akelamalu said...

Oooer Topchamp that sounds spooky!

I suppose scrapheap is probably an English term MOI

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