224. Despite all she’d been through, her shoes were still shining

Despite all she’d been through, her shoes were still shining. Shops had shuttered, society had crumbled and humanity was down to a handful. Yet her black-laced shoes did not have a speck on them.

She rested her tired feet on the bus seat in front of her. Around her, silence reigned. The only audible sound was that of her shoes gently tapping the metal to the beat of the emergency sirens in her head.

 

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61 thoughts on “224. Despite all she’d been through, her shoes were still shining

  1. vaanidhyani says:

    It was awesome reading it.

  2. Reblogged this on Sherri L Hollister and commented:
    This is so cool and fun, I’d like to try something like this with my writer’s group.

  3. Talia Hardy says:

    Seven years old, I never saw it coming. A ‘killer’ ending.

  4. liz2you says:

    Excellent!
    Thanks for following my blog. Liz

  5. Eric Dorfman says:

    A little gem of a story – the complete picture in a few brief paragraphs. And thanks for following my blog.

  6. missaduke says:

    Amazing story. Absolutely love the ending.

  7. Hi there! Thanks for following my blog. That was a great post really wasn’t expecting that ending. Awesome! 🙂

    – Naomi.

  8. I want to read the book….. 🙂

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