I just so happened to be outside taking a walk when
I heard someone shriek, “What?! Where are my shoes?!” I just love
mysteries, so I hurried in the direction it came from.
When I reached the crime scene, I found a fuming Cameron...with no
shoes. Then he looked up.
“Oh, hi Emily,” he said. “I can’t find my shoes. Have you seen them?”
“Nope,” I answered matter-of-factly. “But I’m here to help. What do they
“They’re blue with red and white stripes on either side.”
I jotted that down in my notebook “Blue with red and white stripes...” I
mumbled. “What were you doing when you lost them?” I asked.
“I was playing basketball.”
“Barefoot?” I questioned.
“Yes, it is hot out here.”
Anyway, I need to stop going off on rabbit trails. I checked our
surroundings just in case the culprit was still near. “I think I know
who took your shoes” I said.
“Really! Who?” Cameron was so excited.
“Do you care to look around?” I asked. “This is a park, and there is a
tetherball pole with a puppy tied to it,” I said.
“Oh man, I totally forgot that I brought Lily with me!”
“E-em,” I cleared my throat, “Were you aware that your precious little
doggie is chewing on some shoes...blue, red, and white shoes?” I stifled
“AHH! Slobbery sneakers. I am so walking home barefoot!” Cameron
I couldn't help but chuckle myself.