They sent her to the market for bacon. Just before the bridge, sensing a change in the wind, she turned back to get an umbrella.
As she passed under the window she heard grunts. Peeking in she saw her stepsister trying to stuff her other stepsister’s foot into a silver stiletto. She recognized the shoe that she had procured and lost surreptitiously.
“ASHLEY!” – Her stepsisters screamed as they spotted her. In a breath, the Prince appeared at the window.
He invited her to try on the stiletto. It fit perfectly. Happily, Ashley left without ever looking back after her sisters.
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Written in response to the 61st Challenge of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, Week of 04-12 through 04-18-2016. This week’s photo prompt is provided by BarbCT/Knotholes and Textures.