FFfAW – Dream Vacation

I was over the moon! Finally, I was on my dream vacation to China. A place I wanted to visit all my life.

My first order of business was to go shopping. So many fabulous bargains can be found in China.

I walked into the shoe store and two gentlemen came over to assist me immediately. They were dressed very well and both were so nice! In fact, they even talked to me in English. I was so surprised!

I asked to try on a pair of red high heels and they immediately brought me the shoes to try on. When I put them on my feet I felt like I was in another world. A world I have never been in before.

Suddenly, the shoes became glass slippers. One of the men turned into a prince and the other man turned into a mouse dressed as a coachman. What is this? I was in the Cinderella fairytale!

I quickly took off the shoes and ran out the door!

Fairy tales belong in story books.


Thank you Yinglan for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 175 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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71 thoughts on “FFfAW – Dream Vacation

    • I loved fairy tales as a young girl and when I got married I thought it would be happy ever after just like the fairy tales…but marriage is work and it isn’t like the fairy tales. Thank you so much!

  1. This ones cute and very funny. Iโ€™d be like, why not. In China if you went to a shoe store that was your average shoe store, youโ€™d go to a floor at the mall and there would a full floor of different shoe stores and styles. Probably knock offa. Youโ€™d probably have to haggle for the price too. Real name brand stores are much like they are here, but if you have bigger womenโ€™s feet, you might have trouble finding the right size. An interesting way to go ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Both places. The sizing for clothes and shoes is quite different. If youโ€™re a size medium here, youโ€™re a large there, and in most places, there shoe size matches their smaller frames and heights. Japan does/did have Geishas and had wrapping feet for women for many years. I believe itโ€™s illegal now. Surprisingly, there are places where the people are quite tall and big boned. A famous NBA player was from Japan and was almost 7 feet or near, and had to have big feet lol.

  2. I love this story…except I love fairy tales to happen in real life…not in books!! What a fun story PJ…great take on the photo. xoxo ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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