By in Writing

The Gatherer

People with extra shoes throw them onto the streets onto the streets of Hooterville, IA. Derek walks among the thousands of shoes on the streets He knows another five thousand people are shoeless that is not covered by today's gathering. He's goal is to reduce that by half before the end of fall. He prays that everyone will have shoes by winter. Then, again he knows that is only the people he has on his list.

He calls his volunteers to come and pick up the shoes. Ten minutes later, they come, and pick up the shoes, and place them into huge bags. The bags full of shoes are taken to distribution centers around Hooterville.

Five hours later, the streets are bare except for Derek.

He smiles, knowing that he is closer to his goal. He lifts up his top hat and disappears.

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bestwriter wrote on September 17, 2014, 11:23 PM

What a brilliant thought. The only thing I am worried is here we are not allowed to throw anything on the streets. :(

LarrySells wrote on September 18, 2014, 2:12 PM

We have the same problem. They call it littering.

iwrite28 wrote on November 10, 2014, 4:31 AM

Some NGOs do collect old stuff including shoes, clothes, toys and books to redistribute them. But I guess they aren't widespread enough or known enough.