A Christmas Short Story The Cinderella Shoes

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Wow! Best short story of the year for me.

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“I’ll take them,” I hear myself say, and suddenly, my heart is fluttering randomly like a butterfly in my chest. “I’ll keep them on.”

The two young sales assistants exchange snooty glances, rolling black-rimmed eyes at each other. One of them goes to get a bag for my old grey trainers, while the other processes my purchase at the till.

As I teeter out of the store on my new high heels, I hear the ring of their mocking laughter, and my spine stiffens.

I glance down at my feet. Four hundred euros of Swarovski encrusted soft silver leather now adorn each one, balanced on a perfectly crafted, needle-thin mirrored heel.

I push back the panic which is welling into my throat, locking away the guilt for later. I just want to enjoy the elation which is coursing through my body. It…

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5 thoughts on “A Christmas Short Story The Cinderella Shoes

    Judy Martin said:
    December 22, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I loved this story Ali. I could really relate to the euphoria, guilt and disdain of owning the beautiful shoes 😊

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    dgkaye said:
    December 24, 2015 at 3:38 am

    This was a fabulous story! 🙂

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    Peter Wells aka Countingducks said:
    December 24, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Nice Christmas story and I also hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas and New Year. I look forward to reading more of your posts in 2016 🙂

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    roweeee said:
    December 24, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks for putting me onto this, Jo. I found it incredibly moving and really related to it. Haven’t bought expensive shoes but I’ve had a few blow-outs.
    Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xx Rowena

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    Ali Isaac said:
    December 28, 2015 at 3:47 am

    Thanks for re-blogging this Jo. Xxx

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