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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About the Author
Jerriann Wayahowl Law co-authors on many projects with her writing partner JD Couch: as writing Duo, Windhawk and Snowhawk, penning chants voicing concerns on the world's ecological situation, social issues, and many themes we as Native Americans can pray to Creator for a better world resolution. Our mission is to take action; it is our desire to enlighten others and spur them into action, too, before it gets to a point of no return. We also use original songs and videos to further express in an audio/visual way these same concerns and themes; one person at a time can help spread the word to others they know: this world is our life support system; without it, we don't exist in an alive fashion. Living is a great thing, isn't it? Being happy, feeling secure, having peace of mind to rest at night, knowing life will continue pleasantly for future generations; that's our hope for tomorrow. It is something we all have to work at, just like with any relationship you care about, but it's the one relationship many people take for granted, expecting others to handle it, while you have the benefits of enjoying it. If you are eighteen or older, accept responsibility as an adult; it is you and your environment...make it the best you can; if we all do this, life will improve in every way for everyone. This world would then be a truly amazing place for us to call home.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not too bad for a short story. I would have liked it better if it was a bit longer, and maybe provided some background on the house in it's better days (without giving away too much of course) to add to the mystery and the deep sadness that surrounds it. The writing was fine, I would't go so far as to say it was good, but I wouldn't quite describe it as basic either. However it did feel a bit plain and in need some work, with greater use of complex words. Some of the sentences felt a bit run-on, but besides that I liked it. The story itself had a nice flow and poetic feel to it, almost bitter-sweet, but with underlaying fear and a strong sense that something was more than just a little bit off, nothing is as it seems.
It is such a pity that delicacy is lost on people. I can understand a reader feeling this is unfinished, but I view this more as a description of a moment frozen in time, a vignette, and I admire it as such.