The Shoes

Half A Project
December 14, 2018
20th Dec 2018 #TTT
December 19, 2018

Copyright Adam Ickes

“What do you mean, he vanished?” The officer demanded.

“I don’t know, Sir. He is not there.” The guard replied.

“Open the door.” The officer ordered. The door was opened. The man had disappeared; From the top floor of the highest building in the city, with guards manning the door. The man just vanished. His shoes were all that was left of him.

The man who claimed to be a time traveler had disappeared. And with him, the officer’s hope to meet his mother was gone too.

Thank you to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Adam Ikes for providing the photo prompt this week.


  1. granonine says:

    Nothing like a little sci-fi to entice us ๐Ÿ™‚ Well done.

  2. I am intrigued by these time travellers…!! And Priya do continue with this story, it’s a good one!

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Loved the little twist at the end, why the officer really wanted to meet him. Nice one.

  4. Dear Priya,
    That was quite the twist at the end. Imaginative take on the prompt. Well done.

  5. Liz Young says:

    Great ending to a mysterious tale.

  6. Maybe the officer shouldn’t have locked him up but simply asked him nicely. ๐Ÿ˜Š Nice bit of sci-fi, I love the time traveler take on the prompt.

  7. jillyfunnell says:

    I wonder why the officer wanted to meet the mother. Fascinating.

  8. trentpmcd says:

    I like that last line. Well done.

  9. Abhijit Ray says:

    “Them shoe are magic” must be some magic that has happened. Only shoes remain, man has vanished.

  10. Intriguing, especially that ending.

  11. 4963andypop says:

    Sounds like the ending to a much longer tale. You leave me very curious about the vanished man, but more intriguingly, about the officer, and his wish to “meet” his mother, leaving thoughts of adoption, abandonment, and other infantile distress swirling in my head.

  12. StuHN says:

    Love me some SciFi

  13. Oh I bet the officer is the son of the time traveler too

  14. Dale says:

    Nice surprise at the end! Bummer for the officer. Hopefully the time traveller will come back.

  15. WOW! I am really interested in time travelers ๐Ÿ™‚
    Regards, SLSM.๏

  16. lisarey1990 says:

    Loved it. Very intrigued to know what happens next though …

  17. Love a time traveller! Brilliant and I will google the story you mention

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