Flash Fiction # 16

If The Shoe Fits


“I want you to take me out shopping.  I need a new pair of shoes for Susan’s daughter’s wedding.”

More shoes??!  Imelda Marcos used to borrow from you.” was the first thing he thought – not the first thing he said.  That was, “Yes, dear.”

Perhaps the comment he made after the fourth – or was it the fifth? – shop, wasn’t entirely enthusiastic.  She’d become a bit curt.

“Fine then, you don’t have to come in.  Just wait for me here.  I won’t be long.”

Right….he’d just glimpsed The Count of Monte Cristo in the mirror, all long straggly beard and hair.


Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site, and use her Wednesday picture as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.


19 thoughts on “Flash Fiction # 16

  1. aFrankAngle says:

    I’m still staring at the pic trying to figure out how this come out of your head … then I remember, hey … it’s Archon’s head!


  2. Women and shoes … it’s a mystery! 🙂


  3. Poor guy will have to hatch an escape plan if he is ever to be freed from the shackles of the shoe tyrant. While he’s at it, he could probably sell her shoe hoard for great riches. You’ve spun a delightful tale.


  4. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Grumpy Old Dude, Love that name – Good story and Imelda used to borrow shoes from her? Wow – she must have good AND expensive taste! I enjoyed your story and am sure that he will succumb to vines! Nan 🙂


  5. hugmamma says:

    Made me laugh. My husband probably looks like Rip Van Winkle, considering all the waiting he’s done while I’ve wandered in and out of shops over 43 years of married life. ha, ha. hugs for the visual…


    • Archon's Den says:

      I’m glad to provide a laugh or two. (With me, with me!) After 43 years of marriage, you both probably need some. Handing them out, after almost 48 years of wedded bliss, is what keeps me sane – almost. 😉


  6. R. E. Hunter says:

    A wise man, to suppress that comment 8^). Very believable. Well done.


  7. Dear Archon,

    I’m sure many a husband has felt this way. Although shopping with my husband at Guitar Center or any camping department hast that effect on me. Nice one.




  8. Archon, Funny story. The poor man is aging fast. Creative use of the prompt. 🙂 —Susan


  9. But then the Count smiled. After all, he still had a Countess, even if he didn’t see her as much as he’d like to…


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