I love shopping. It always makes me think about people and gives me plenty of chances to watch them and borrow ideas for later characters. Recently I was in a shoe shop and I found this incredible pair of shoes and I wondered what kind of a person would buy them.
These shoes were bright green. They had wooden soles and heels (thin, stiletto, nearly ten centimetres high – I think that is like three inches or something around that). They were closed toe but had dark green stitching across the toes and around the ankle. Personally I thought they were amazing but I would never wear them. To start with they wouldn’t go with any of my clothes and they aren’t practical for me.
So I wondered what kind of person was going to buy these shoes? If that person were a character in a story, who would they be?
Given the price of the shoes they were either going to be well off or have saved for months to buy the shoes. I decided to go with the practical decision and made them the saver. Having worked hard for weeks, constantly coming by the store to ensure the shoes were still there, how would they enter on the day when they finally had enough? What would they be wearing? Would they be smiles and happiness because they were finally buying their shoes or would they walk in meekly, trying not to count their chickens in case today they were told the shoes were no longer in the store? So many questions and so many things to think about.
So what do you think? Who is going to wear those shoes?
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