Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers and Sonya for this week’s picture prompt. 🙂 I missed last week due to work but here’s this week’s story:
The frosty air nips at my cheeks and fingertips.
I rub my hands together,
Concerned that I’m not wearing gloves.
My jacket is missing too.
I stop to recollect and am paralysed with fear,
Frozen in time,
Standing barefoot on the bitter cold sidewalk,
Not knowing where I’ve been or where I’m going.
Confused, I reach out and open the door.
The shopkeeper acknowledges me with a nod.
“Forget something?” he asks.
Brown leather shoes stare back at me from the counter.
A flicker of recognition, then nothing.
My failing mind eludes me.
Memory like a goldfish.
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