“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.”
~ Marilyn Monroe
When I was a little girl, I used to clomp around in my mother’s black patent-leather high-heeled shoes and imagine I could conquer the world!
Decades later, my campfire flickers light on old, worn boots that have carried me all over the world. I rub muscle cramps from my calloused feet. That little girl conqueror in high-heels used to call them Charlie Horses.
This old woman didn’t conquer the world. I lost myself to it.
And conquered myself instead.
Friday Fictioneers is a compilation of writers from around the world who gather online weekly, guided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The challenge? To write a story in 100 words or less based on a new photo prompt.
And thanks for the photo prompt, Courtney Wright! Oh the places those boots must have seen! 🙂
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