Welcome back to the daily prompts. The second for the week, and I really did own a pair of these – in red.
Rope wedge sandals: picture prompt
‘Look, they fit me perfectly.’
I look, heeling the vacuum cleaner’s off switch, to see a familiar pair of shoes poised on the bottom step.
Three inch rope soles, black canvas with a satin ribbon tied around the ankles.
Their first time round the height of fashion when I bought them, matched with hipster jeans and a tie-dyed floaty top for the Fleetwood Mac concert he’d saved hard to treat me to. And afterwards – our first time. I was the same age she is now, and desperately in love with a boy who, soon after, broke my heart.
I swallow the speck of hurt still remaining, a memento to teenage angst.
‘Gosh, where did you find those?’
‘That old suitcase in the attic – the one with no wheels.’
‘Oh?’ My stomach drops. ‘That one?’
My 16-year-old grins at me, raises an eyebrow. ‘Yes, Mum, that one. The one with the diary.’
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2 thoughts on “Rope wedge sandals: picture prompt”
Ah those were the days
A long time ago!!
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