The Lie

Photo prompt curtsy of Susan Spaulding

Photo prompt curtsy of Susan Spaulding

Each day dozens of people walk past us, they believe that we were worn by a famous individual, but they are mistaken. You see the lady that these shoes were brought for had a bad calluses. Yes you are right they where the result of wearing shoes which where badly designed. So when my mistress was given this pair of shoes, she smiled and offered the normal thanks. Then she placed us in her shoe cupboard. So you see she never worn us.

But later a house maid took a fancy to us; and so once a month when the mistress was visiting family, this maid placed us on her feet and wandered from room to room in the mansion. So we never left the house and the Lady of the house never wore us. Sadly now we are placed on public display, yet still once a month the maid visits, although these days she can not take us walking. You see as mementos from one of the greats, we are too valuable to allow a mere mortal to wear us. Instead we have been stuffed and venerated. But the maid loved us…

Visiting Berlin

Visiting Berlin

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. anuragbakhshi

    The love of a maid is obviously much more precious than the possession of Nobility.

    1. Michael Humphris

      In this case it certainly was, I was pleased to read your comment. Thank you.

  2. Abhijit Ray

    A tale of a pari of pampered shoes. Too bad they never got to visit outdoors. Nice story.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Pampered but loved, I am grateful to see your comment.

  3. Keith's Ramblings

    Now I’m wondering if my shoes talk about me when I’m not around! A delightful story.

    My SunPhoFic tale!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Keith, all shoes have tales to tell I guess, mostly of how hard they have to work. I am struggling to comment at present, as I am preoccupied with completing a children’s Model Railway, deadline next week.

      1. Keith's Ramblings

        That’s far more important – I quite envy you!

        1. Michael Humphris

          Building model railways has been a life long passion, although I am not brilliant at it…I also enjoy anything to do with transport.

  4. Violet Lentz

    People often love shoes, but I didn’t know shoes could love people too!! Nice write!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Violet, all shoes have tales to tell I guess, mostly of how hard they have to work. I am struggling to comment at present, as I am preoccupied with completing a children’s Model Railway, deadline next week. So thank you for taking the time to offer feedback.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: