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PROMPT: A new pair of shoes

message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Awwww so sad :'(
But good!

message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh good idea
I'll do one tomorrow and one before the day of the contest

message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura (xmagical) | 31 comments I only remember when stuff pops up in the whole 'recent groups' thing...haha. Oopsies.

message 5: by Laura (new)

Laura (xmagical) | 31 comments I'm finishing. x.x

message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm extending the contest a little longer......

message 7: by Laura (last edited Sep 24, 2010 01:26PM) (new)

Laura (xmagical) | 31 comments They’re watching me.
The polished leather.
It isn’t even scuffed, practically giving off a shine.
The soles are in perfect condition; not worn, or marked.
And only one thing stands in my way.

That shiny, bright red price tag.

$ 24.99.

I want them.
I need them.

Matthias Eltia walks into the store, his gaze darting around nervously as if he’s prey. “Can I help you?” A saleswoman asks, approaching him. The huntress has pounced; Matthias looks startled. “I – I’m fine,” he stutters, pushing his glasses up higher on the bridge of his nose. The huntress smiles at him, showing perfect white teeth, delicately pointed, reminding Matthias of fangs. “If there’s anything I can do to help, let me know.” She walks towards another victim, asking them the same question. Hunt. Interrogate. Seduce. Charm. Pounce. Kill.

She has it down to an art.

No doubt she’s done it a thousand times before.

Beads of sweat have started to form on Matthias’ forehead, and he walks quietly over to the shoes. He watches the huntress for a few minutes, and when she’s busy he reaches down, quiet quiet quiet, and rips the price tag off, ever so gently. She turns around, scanning the jungle for another quarry.

When the coast is clear again, he sits down, trying on those perfect shoes.

And then he stands up, and he’s smiling now. And he walks out.
The huntress calls after him, saying, “Sir! You can’t leave without paying for those!” But Matthias ignores her. The feeling has passed; he no longer feels hunted.

And he walks, in those bright, shiny new shoes, suddenly seeing the flowers sprouting on the side of the road. The sun seems brighter; the buildings less ominous. And then Matthias is staring down a gun barrel, not even realizing what’s happened. “Give me the jacket. And the shoes, too,” the man commands in a gruff voice. Matthias takes off the jacket carefully, handing it to him. “Not the shoes.”

A gunshot rings out.

I want them.
I need them.

message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

ahhhh creepy!
But good!

message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Yay! I was going to write this tonight but then my match went super late so I'm super glad you're extending the deadline :)

message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm glad too ha ha

message 11: by Laura (new)

Laura (xmagical) | 31 comments Yes! ENTER. And I'll try to invite people. >:]

message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

It'd be great if we could have this be a large group.
More fun.

message 13: by Laura (new)

Laura (xmagical) | 31 comments This is a pointless comment.

I just thought I'd warn you.


I'm just trying to make it show up in Recent Groups or whatevs so that people actually SEE it.

I did warn you.

message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Yay! I do that a lot too with my other dead groups.

message 15: by Laura (new)

Laura (xmagical) | 31 comments xD. Nice nice. I used to be in a ton of groups, but then I deleted all the ones that I've like never commented it.

So when is Further Notice? :P

message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

VERY soon

message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm giving anyone else who wants to enter a few more days.

message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Alright people. It looks like there's not going to be any new entries.
This was really hard to decide but . . .

xMagiCal is the winner!


message 19: by Laura (new)

Laura (xmagical) | 31 comments haha merci. ;3 We need to invite more people to this group... xP I don't know many people that'd actually join, since they normally ignore group invites. Dx

message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Me neither. :(

message 21: by Laura (new)

Laura (xmagical) | 31 comments We should try getting people from WWAC to join... x.x

message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

I made a topic for this group in the random folder when I first made it.

message 23: by Laura (new)

Laura (xmagical) | 31 comments I know haha, that's how I saw it.

message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

Yay! I'm glad someone did.

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