Reviews for Dusty Shoes
M. Tarleton chapter 1 . 12/21/2014
Curious!

I love your imagery. You zoom onto those old worn slippers and I adore your narrator's contemplations, how she begins to recreate the former owner, envision who and how she might have been, and that the wearer might have been "successful" comes to her mind. Subconsciously, that detail has stuck out to me like a sore thumb, and I've been wondering about it for a while now. You build an effective story around those "dusty shoes."

I also love the playful relationship between the narrator and her mum. Really sweet and endearing, makes me think about family as a general subject, which is so appropriate during this holiday season. Nicely written! I appreciate the dialogue at the end, the sighed, "Total snob. She even asked for the slippers back," because that made me chuckle. Excellent characterization!

Best wishes,
M.