Those Damn Shoes! (a 100 word story)

Claire wore many hats.  She absolutely loved them, switching between them multiple times every day, but it was always the shoes that she was deathly afraid of.  She could be mom, wife, daughter, confidant, friend, enemy, goddess, and demon, but when it came to shoes, well, then she felt she had to pretend to be someone else.

That’s why she decided one day to just go barefoot.  It meant sometimes stepping on things the wrong way, freezing her toes, or just having her feet absolutely filthy, but they were always hers, and she could sleep well at night knowing that.

 

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Crabby (an acrostic poem)

Camping by the frozen stream wasn’t Nick’s idea

Rachel loved winter camping so much

After using all her leverage, she finally convinced him to try

Being so cold shouldn’t be possible, Nick thought

But here he was freezing and fuming, trying to feed the fire twigs

Yet even Rachel asking him to join her failed to warm his disposition

 

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