Flash Fiction: Sneakers

This piece of flash fiction (haiku) was written for Writer’s Digest’s 2021 February Flash Fiction Challenge Day 26. I spent twenty minutes on this story; this is the fourth draft. The prompt: “Write about an article of clothing.

This is a haiku because it was the twenty-sixth day of the challenge and a Friday and I was burnt out and I was very tired and I was in no mood to write. Ergo, a small, simple, fast story in the form of a haiku. ^_^

Image from Brooke Fishwick via Wikimedia Commons


sneak in past midnight;
silently by parent’s room;
sneakers squeak—busted.