Red Slippers by Jerriann Law

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This prize-winning story of 2001's Writer's Digest Writing Competition centers around a pair of slippers left sitting on a stoop. As the day progresses, three people from different walks of life are drawn to them, each telling a different story. What is the attraction behind this mysterious pair of shoes?

A gentleman out for a stroll, thinking of ways he can please his wife, feels himself drawn to the stoop of Number 111. He knocks, but with nobody home, contemplates doing something completely out of character. But while temptation is powerful, he's unwilling to succumb to the strange forces.

A boy, walking his dog, struggles with inner turmoil as he investigates the lure of the slippers. Something sinister? Why has his dog become so spooked?

A woman, more observant, senses something unusual, but is the situation as innocent as it appears to be?

What draws these people? How exactly can a discarded pair of slippers have such different and unusual effects on them all?

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Published December 13, 2012 12 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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