The Reddest Shoes (Twisted Fairytales)

February 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

My buddy Richard has been engaging in the twist – he has been taking requests and some dancer chick suggested The Red Shoes. My Oh My!! Richard created a wonderful tale – one that I believe Mr. H. C. Andersen would applaud!! The Reddest Shoes deserves an encore:) BRAVA!

Richard M. Ankers - Author

Written for and inspired by Kimberly. Check out her great blog.




How Karen loved those red shoes
Flaunted
Disobeyed her adopted mother
Relentless
Wore them always to church
Blasphemous
Wore them whilst her mother took ill
Uncaring
Even wore them to her parent’s funeral
Disgusting
Showed them off to a passing soldier
Chastised
And as if by magic, Karen danced
Twirled
She pirouetted, kicked, sashayed
Unstoppable
Tore through streets, lanes, pastures
Spinning
Whirled over bridges, farms, battlefields
Elemental
Span until her toes bled, then feet, then legs
Pouring
Danced until an axe-man lopped her ankles off
Waltzed away
Wooden feet the girl had made
Vanity
But red shoes danced on, hindered
Blocking
Until, at last, humbled girl, turned to God
Repentant
He struck her down, from love
Caring
And to Heaven she’s lifted and awakened
Mesmerised
As feet were back in the red shoes
Dancing
And Karen danced on…

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