FlashFiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Literary Community ~ #Poetry

December 17, 2020, prompt: Flash Fiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch. In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features stilettos. Who will wear them and why? Go where the prompt leads!

The office Christmas party
Something I didn’t look forward to
Mark would be there
In dreams, he does not see the scar on my cheek
Walking home,
a beautiful pair of stilettos caught my eye
I bought them, hoping he would
see only the sparkles on my feet
At school I could never hide
from the harsh words of others
These days I can wear my hair long,
it helps, like closing a curtain
I walked around the house
wearing these shoes
Feeling like a fairy princess
the office party would be fine
Because in dreams he loves me…

© anita dawes 2020