mostly haikus by nick krefting

hundred word wednesday – “shoes”

In Hundred Word Wednesdays on October 17, 2012 at 8:28 am

Sometimes you just get inspired. An opening line will come to you in a flash while you’re brushing your teeth, and you just have to tell that story. This is one of those times. This is what was inside me this morning, waiting to get out onto the internet.

“I wish I had learned to tie my shoes,” thought Mark Wahlberg.

He was halfway through his 5k charity run, and his ankles were really starting to feel it. There were TV cameras everywhere, not to mention thousands of onlookers who could shame him with one post to Facebook.

No doubt he’d been coddled. Someone had always been around to help him with the knot. But he couldn’t change the past.

So he ran on, his sneakers offering no support, his ankles hurting more with each step. “The Funky Bunch can’t help you now, Mark. You’ve gotta do this yourself.”


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