“Clothes make a man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” (Mark Twain)
Greetings from your friendly neighborhood editor-in-training: Alexis!
First, a disclaimer: We are not soliciting business for Nike. Although we occasionally take a walk on the wild side, we are definitely not sneaker pimps!
The time has come to submit your stories to our newest contest!
High Heeled Sneakers
We want to hear about a piece of clothing that has personal significance to you! Pick one of our 25 phrase prompts (or make one of your own!) and write about a personal history with a clothing item related to that prompt and why it means so much to you, or dress up a fictitious story one of the prompts inspire! Is it that cape you splayed over the mud for your queen? That glass slipper your date lost while escaping your advances? The negligee that appeared on Ebay after its mysterious disappearance from the gazebo after that clandestine encounter last Saturday night? Tell us! Below is the list from Nordstrom’s rack and your local Goodwill. Feel free to select a prompt that has already been selected, but the contest will be over ONLY once all of the prompts have been “a-dressed.”
- Blue suede shoes
- Birthday suit
- Poodle skirt
- Zoot suit
- “These boots were made for walking”
- “So your shoe, so are you”
- “Skirting” the issue
- Jean genes
- Hats off to you
- Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes
- Wife-beater shirt
- Leather and lace
- Punks and patches
- Dressed to kill
- Feeling nearly faded as my jeans
- Itsi-bitsi-teenie-weenie yellow polka-dot bikini
- Ugly Christmas sweater
- Your Famous Blue Raincoat
- Black tie
- The shirt off my back
- The Emperor’s new clothes
- Mismatched socks
- Cargo shorts
- “man pockets”
- Handkerchief ((*I put this one in because it’s an odd word that I find interesting*))
The winner will receive a pair of ruby slippers to walk down your own yellow brick road.
Submit your story- it’s a shoe in! Here are submission details: https://awordwithyoupress.com/contest/stepping-into-our-next-contest-high-heel-sneakers/