PCF3: We’ve Got Issues

red shoes

I knew he was trouble when he sashayed up to me in those fancy cowboy boots. He gave me the once-over and his gaze settled on my feet, which were encased in the sparkling glass slippers I had borrowed from the palace museum after handing in my notice.

“Whatchu gonna do in those shoes?” he drawled.

“Dance the night away,” I replied loftily.

He laughed. “Those don’t look like dancing shoes, mam.”

“Neither do your boots,” I retorted.

“These boots are made for walkin’,” he said. “And that’s just what they’ll do. Care to join me?”

I shook my head and pointed to the discrepancy in our footwear. His boots were tough and scuffed, while my slippers were delicate and glamorous. “Those are your shoes,” I told him. “These are my shoes. We’ve got issues.”

That’s when he pulled out his badge.


Welcome to my Friday afternoon paint chip prompt. There are other paint chip prompts out there, but they’re very precise in what they ask for. Mine is open ~ write a poem, a story, a memory, whatever you like. Take your inspiration this week from Valspar’s “cowboy boots” and/or “glass slippers.” Tag your post Paint Chip Friday, or PCF, if you wish. Prompt will continue until December 31.

Image from Pexels. Song references from the Eagles’ “Those Shoes,” Van Halen’s ”Dance the Night Away,” Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots,” and Atmosphere’s “We’ve Got Issues.”

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7 responses to “PCF3: We’ve Got Issues

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  2. Ah! 😂 GREAT take on the prompt! 👌😂

    Liked by 1 person

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