Friday Fictioneers: Sensible Shoes

I’ve always been a woman with sensible shoes
Good posture
High morals
Scruples

People look me over and automatically decide
I am delicate
I need sheltering
Protecting

They become someone different around me
No cursing
Raucous behavior
Stepping out of line

I’m a librarian, of course
I look the part
So why not play it?
It keeps people off guard

The men are especially gullible
They are so easily manipulated
Most will do whatever I ask
Go wherever I suggest

They have decided I can be trusted
It’s part of the ruse
The best part, really
That look of surprise
When the knife goes in


PHOTO PROMPT © Magaly Guerrero

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly 100 word writing challenge inspired by a picture prompt. Click here to read other stories.

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63 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Sensible Shoes

  1. Dawn – It will sound like I am being contrary to the theme, but I just offer this anecdote. My wife often looks at me when I drag her into a project ands says “You do still remember I am a girl, right?” It is because she is on the other end of some heavy object we are trying to tote somewhere. I don’t consider her weaker, but I know her body is constructed for different purposes. I liked this!

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  2. Well done, Dawn,. Very well crafted. They always seem to be looking for the ones who blend in and who better than a librarian. I used to work in a very conservative company, yet the librarian always wore fishnets. I reckon she had a wild side as well, though I don’t think it was of the murdering kind. Although there was this girl at work…
    xx Rowena

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  3. Ah, how you love to kill off your characters! Love the idea that the sensible shoes are all part of her disguise – the straitlaced lady with the killer secret. Great stuff

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