Write a piece of nano fiction (100 words or less) inspired by this image


I like to run.

No one knows I’m leaving. Not yet.

I go to get my shoes for a run, to get once last look of the place before I leave it behind to start again somewhere else.

But my shoes are gone. I scour the area nearby but found nothing.

But there is a pair of shoes on the lawn.

They are well-worn and knew they were mine. But the laces are untied, shredded at the ends. I find a note inside the shoe that reads: You always run from your problems. But what if these become untied?

Written for the nano  fiction portion of the CBC Literary Triathlon Challenge (that I did not win or come remotely close to winning). Shoes image from CBC.