Her dreams of red stiletto heels


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“The red stiletto heels will look gorgeous on your feet Ma’am.” the salesman at the shoe shop was eager to close a sale deal before calling it a day.

Tshering looked at the case that boldly displayed 12000 INR. It had been nothing less than a dream to own the pair. She glanced at the cheap black heels purchased with her first salary at just 1100 INR from the local Shillong market.

The journey towards red stiletto heels
Pic courtesy -Yinglan

Seated on the shop bench, Kodor fondly looked at this girl who had been employed as his house-help two years back. A freak accident in the city lake would have killed his mother hadn’t Tshering dived in to save her. As a swimming coach, he had spotted her talent and immediately taken her under his wings for training. He proudly beamed at the National level swimming champion today as she proceeded to pay the bill for those red heels.

“Coach, shall we leave?” Her voice broke his reverie.

It was already time to head towards the State conducted felicitation ceremony for their contribution to sports.

(175 words)

This post is written for the 176th picture prompt in Friday Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a piece of fiction within 100-175 words based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting this challenge.

Author: Sonia Chatterjee

Who am I? Ex-Banker turned Blogger/Writer/Solopreneur. Any qualifications? A Post graduate degree in Chemistry followed by Post Graduate Diploma in Management. I am still trying to figure out how and when I can connect all these dots to what I do presently. Have I done any real work? If two years in Market Research and six years in Banking (three different Banks though) as Branch Head can be considered as real work. Where do I live? After a nomadic sixteen years in Delhi, Bangalore & Mysore, I am back to where it all started from - Kolkata. My favorite things - Food, travel, books and my two and half year old toddler son What is this blog about ? Sonia's musings is an attempt to channelize emotions through words and pictures hoping they touch a chord with my visitors.

38 thoughts on “Her dreams of red stiletto heels”

  1. You penned it beautifully in just a few words Sonia. Somehow, this reminded me of my mother who was a state level football player but could not play further because of some family reasons, despite being selected at the National level.

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  2. Hi Surjodoy, I love picture prompts as well. Don’t they just unleash the creative cells in a writers mind? I’ve recently taken to fiction and flash fiction. You will find them under the category writing challenges in my blog. Pl let me know your thoughts after reading.

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    1. Hi Surjodoy, thanks for reading. I love picture prompts as well. Don’t they just unleash the creative cells of a writer’s mind? I’ve recently taken to fiction and flash fiction posts. You will find them under the category writing challenges in my blog. Pl let me know your thoughts after reading.

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