Comfortable footwear (Friday Fictioneers)

On the weekend our writers group held a live reading event at a local coffee shop in NSW, Australia. I was lucky enough to be the MC, and before introducing each of the readers I shared one of my Friday Fictioneers pieces. They went down a treat (Rochelle, you would be very proud)! To read about the event, follow this link.


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‘It’s our 10 year anniversary for God’s sake!’

He hadn’t listened. He’d insisted on wearing his slippers to the club.

Frayed at the edges, dripped-tea stained across the toes, one sole almost completely worn through.

‘They’re just so comfortable,’ he’d said.

I’d made such an effort. A new fitted dress, strappy sandals. A push-up bra!

We arrived at the club and the doorman looked down at our feet.

‘I can’t let you in,’ he said flatly.

Embarrassment crept up my neck and my cheeks flushed.

‘Covered footwear only. The slippers are fine, but sandals simply don’t meet the code.’

Read Part 2 of this story (or maybe this is Part 2?) written by Mr Binks at Me.You.Coffee.


Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image. For more information see:


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48 responses to “Comfortable footwear (Friday Fictioneers)

  1. That’s funny, Jessie, but I can see it happening. You built the story well.

  2. MrBinks

    Reblogged this on

  3. MrBinks

    I like this. If you don’t mind I’m going to piggyback it and write from the other perspective 😉

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  5. It figures!

    Great story!

  6. Dear Jessie,

    I laughed out loud at your last line. Well done.



  7. Dear Jessie,

    This was perfect. Still smiling.



  8. MM Jaye

    Highly entertaining, Jessie!
    Greetings from Greece!
    Maria (MM Jaye)

  9. Ha. Clever one. I’m smiling.

  10. Jessie, Now I understand Mr. Bink’s story. Really funny and well written. It’s odd enough to be reality. 🙂 —Susan

  11. Hahaha! Good job, Jessie. A tandem effort if I ever saw one by you and Binks. Marvelous!

  12. Best surprise ending I’ve read in years!! Love it.

  13. Ade Branwell

    Brilliant! Dress codes just dont make sense do they?

  14. I love it – covered feet only – so funny – BRILLIANT and GOOD story. I love it! Nan 🙂

  15. I also went back and read some additional readings from your blog – you’re good and I enjoyed it very much. You live in Australia – New South Wales? Is that right? Thanks, Nan 🙂

  16. Ha Ha! She should have listened to his sartorial advice instead. Score one for the boys 🙂

  17. What a wonderful twist at the end. Love this – made me laugh. Thank you.

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  19. That’s a twist. Good one.

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