Writing Challenges


Welcome to Day 20 of 30 Minus 2 Days of Shoes, the creative writing shoes that 4 out of 5 shoes agree is the reason for shoes. Today’s prompt is The Other Shoe,Β  and, of course, it was my idea. You didn’t really think there wouldn’t be a shoe post, did you? Don’t forget to shoes up at the end of this shoes if you participated in today’s challenge before shoes.



I don’t have a one-track mind. Shoes. I can multitask with the best of them. Shoes. I can calculate return on investment, video conference with international clients, proofread articles, tweet the latest industry news and prepare a PowerPoint presentation all at the same time. Shoes. I can make dinner, do laundry, read a story, help with math homework and prepare tomorrow’s lunch all at the same time. Shoes.

There is, however, one thing that commands my complete and utter attention. Of course, I’m talking about stamp collecting.

stamp collection

Sometimes, when I’m feeling particularly wild, I’ll sort my stamps by year, rather than by country.

Yeah, no. Shoes. Shoes is what can stop me dead in my tracks. To me, shoes are art. So today’s prompt was a welcome excuse for me to “dabble”.


high heeled shoes fancy black with red

Clean lines, pop of colour, animal print and a bit of bling. Tell me that’s not art. I dare you.

Unfortunately, they didn’t have my size in stock. Luckily, they could be ordered and delivered this very week. But that meant I couldn’t try them on and take a picture of the shoes with Nicky feet in them. And I know how depressed that makes MikeWJ.

Even more depressed than usual.

And that’s no mean feat (see what I did there, Dufus?) for a man with no face and a taste for sweetened asphalt. So rather than leave MikeWJ feeling like the other shoe dropped directly onto his faceless head, knocking his very last piece of tar candy out from between his maxilla and mandible and into a great big steamin’ pile of manure, I continued to patronize one of my favourite mall “museums”.

9 west, nine west, black shoe, stiletto, high heel, mary jane shoe

The smooth line of the shoe, the touch of white at the toe, the strap that cuts across mid-foot… I think Da Vinci would agree with me.

Predominately dark with the bright contrast of flowers, it’s like looking at a Van Gogh.

9 West, Nine West, black shoe, stiletto, mary jane shoe, ankle strap heels

These are definitely the kind of shoes that put a smile on your face. You know, if you have a face…

Ahhhhhh. Shoes.


Now, go. Buy shoes. Oh yeah, and click on the shoes below to visit the other shoes participating in this shoes. Shoes.

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  • Hey Nicky! When I watch NFL games on the internet, I always get the American adverts. One in three is for Viagra or Cialis. And, erm, I have a friend who says that so much more could be achieved without pharmaceuticals by just posting pictures of your shapely ankles in nice heels. But he’s pretty kinky, and not to be listened to. Indigo x

  • Groan….it’s way too early for this, duf!

  • You would think that I am a neanderthal if you saw my shoes in my closet. Hope that you cheered up MJW.

  • I’m just giving my arch nemesis a hard time.

  • You’re such a heel.

  • Tami Von Zalez

    I especially love the camera angle of the first shot of shoe/Nicky, like she is in some cheesy hotel – we want to see the full shot picture! You ….. shoe teaser.

  • Nicky, those shoes are gorgeous, even if I can’t wear something like that. I can appreciate them on someone elses feet.

  • My, you have shapely ankles… Calm down, Ziva. I wish I could wear heels. You’re right. They are art. I can wear them as long as someone carries me to my destination, waits on me hand and, ahem, foot, then carries me home again.

  • Oh, I don’t know Indigo. I think your, erm, friend may just be a very discerning fellow. πŸ™‚

  • You two are killing me! Carry on. πŸ™‚

  • One day, LM, we’re going to have to do a little shopping together. πŸ™‚

  • But if I showed you the full shot, Tami, you’d just see my very messy living room and no cheesy hotel room. I’m not a tease, I’m just trying to spare you all the gory boring details of my life πŸ™‚

  • And I couldn’t ask for anything more than that, Linda. πŸ™‚

  • You know what, Jayne? Even though I can wear heels, I think having someone carry me around and wait on me hand and, ahem, foot is the best idea EVER! You, my dear, are brilliant! πŸ™‚

  • Oh Yes! Please! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! And yes, we can wear them all day. And yes, we can walk in them. And yes, they are art! Well done! Carry on.

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  • New shoes would require “grown-up” clothes to go with them. Jeans and hoodies might look ok with stiletto heels, tho…

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  • Nicky…… I read this post a couple of hours ago, and I swear I was going to comment on it right away, but I had a pressing need to take care of something. And that something required batteries and I was all out of them, so I had to go to the store and then come back and take another long hard look at these photos and, well, I’m all better now.

  • I think I’d love shoes more if I didn’t have size 12 flat feet. (Not to mention my propensity for falling over and landing on my ass so often.) The shoes always look cute in the size 7 display model, but even if they by some miracle offer it in a size 12, it still ends up looking more like a Sherman tank than a sexy shoe.

  • Oh my!

  • Don’t let those shoes fall in the water, Nicky. If you do you’ll have to man the pumps.

  • I knew you’d like them…carrying on, as ordered! πŸ™‚

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  • Lemmikki… truth or dare? πŸ™‚

  • Ah, Boom Boom, there are ways to disguise our “imperfections” – whatever they may be! Choose a shoe with a good arch – that makes your feet look smaller.

  • MalisaHargrove

    Fortunately or maybe unfortunately, I don’t share your love of shoes. I did at one point in my life,but that point is over. But I love reading about your love of shoes. And I always appreciate pictures. I’m a visual person. I really feel like a heel that I don’t like shoes.

  • Lucky Mike WJ!!!

    GORGEOUS shoes. I would shoot my eye out in them, as I’ve said before. The gorgeous heels…. sadly, they would be the end of me!

    YOU, my dear, ROCK THEM.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    This is basically my favorite post of all time. I think you should award yourself the top prize, shut the whole thing down, and make Jepeto take you out on the town for night of drinking, dancing, dining and dinking around. I’ll let you kids define dinking.

    Oh, and god bless you, Nicky.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    This is basically my favorite comment of all time. I think Nicky should award Ziva the top prize, shut the whole thing down, and then take her out on the town for a night of drinking, dancing, dining and dinking around. I’ll let you kids define dinking.

    Oh, and god bless you both.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    He’s lying.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I don’t think “cheered up” begins to cover how I feel at the moment, LM.

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  • KZ

    To be honest, I have little to no interest in shoes. I’m just here for the leg shots.

  • You know the answer, gorgeous. Dare.. Always the dare….

  • You’re not alone KZ. πŸ™‚

  • He does everyday, Michael.

  • Thank you Katherine!

  • It’s okay, Malisa. I won’t hold it against you or anything. *jots down notes in little black book*

  • You really have THE BEST shoe collection, EVER!

    Also, I totally want the pair with “clean lines, pop of colour, animal print, and a bit of bling” – those are definitely ART!


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