Shoe Fleet

Author – Shoeboy

Since I was a boy I have had an interest in losing shoes. Boys often seemed to lose shoes in stories and I had a secret wish that it would happen to me one day. Well it did!
I was always thinking up things I could do with shoes,, like throwing them up into a tree to see if they stuck there; they never did! I threw one up into the air near a flat roofed building hoping that it would land on it, but it didn’t.
Then one day I was with a friend playing by a lake and I got the idea of floating my shoe on the water. It worked! My friend , who was wearing sandals, did the same and soon we had a fleet of four shoes floating on the water; it was very exciting. Then suddenly the wind got very strong and our shoes were in danger of going too far. I waded in and rescued my friends sandals, then one of my school shoes. But the other one was too far out and although I waded as far as I could without taking my clothes off, I couldn’t reach it. I watched helplessly until it took in water and sank without trace. I felt embarrassed walking home wearing one shoe, but it started a long sequence of shoe losses. It became an obsession and is to this day. I just can’t stop losing shoes!

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