Ouija Board Shoe

Watercolor (gouache), markers, and typewriter on watercolor paper


Things were moving much too fast, and for me that was saying something.

I was sure we’d only just met, but she claimed to have known me forever. Either way, the messages I was getting were mixed: Yes, No, Yes, No, and some crazy words I couldn’t make out at all. This wasn’t what I had come here for.

We sat there in silence, in the dark,
for quite a while. Eventually, I felt
her fingers start to move again, and
this time I found myself unable to resist. Before long, my own hands began to move in an easyrhythm with hers.

The messages were coming in much more clearly now: Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

ShoeStories™ by Claudia Lynch