Coming soon: 'A Tale of Two Shoes'. My new story for younger readers was inspired by a single leopard print high-heeled boot I spotted lying in the undergrowth on a woodland walk!
It got me thinking about all those single shoes you see lying around, abandoned in the unlikeliest of places. How did they get there? Where is their partner?
I challenged my writing group to come up with a story told from the point of view of a mirror, a clock or a shoe. And I wrote my own, which became 'A Tale of Two Shoes.' It's about a pair of children's shoes who get separated and have to learn how to live without each other during their time apart. It was actually quite tricky to write and I got stuck several times!
After writing this story, I've become more aware of the lost shoes I see littered around the countryside, all alone without their pair. What's their story??
If you see any lonely, single shoes, please take a picture and send it to me. Genuine cases of abandonment only please - don't set a shot up!! I'd like to put together a wall of lost shoes and explore their stories too. Please send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org