One Shoe Wonder

It’s one of those days. Sure, it’s Friday but everything just feels a little off.

For instance, today on our morning walk I noticed a single shoe near the play area. It was a strap on sandal from a toddler. I remember those hectic days. Lots of things got forgotten. But you’d think a missing shoe would be noticed when the kid was strapped into their stroller or car seat. Still, extenuating circumstances could explain the oversight.

So I placed it on the bench closest to the toddler-sized equipment and walked on.

Only to find another shoe. Not the match of the other one, but a different one. From a larger child. The ballet flat looked like it had been walked out of while the kid was being dragged to the car.

I set it on the bench near the sandal.

Part of me thought about hanging them from the branches of the tree shading the swingset. A shoe tree, sure to be noticed if the family returned and high enough so someone wouldn’t throw it away or knock it to the ground so they could sit, diminishing the chance of the shoe ever returning to its owner.

I’ll do this for shoes, but not for socks. Yes, I’ve seen socks also in singlets. But this could be where all the socks that disappear from the dryer go. Dryers spin, right? That could be a vortex to freedom and bam they’re at a park.

Yep, it’s going to be one of those days. But, hey, the weekend will be here soon. Make it a good one.

Until next time!


About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at She’d love to hear from you.
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