If I Could Go Back In Time

I would bitch slap all of the shoe salesmen who sold my shoes as a child.

I am 5’10” inches tall and I have the long feet to match.  I’d grown out of a size ten by the time I was ten years-old.  Problem with that was most stores didn’t carry shoes over guess what size… Yep, ten. 

 So, my long, skinny feet (AAA) with their long, skinny toes were shoved into too small shoes most of my life.  I remember going to shoe stores, getting my feet measured, the scratching of the chin, the meeting of eyebrows… and then the lie. Every. Single. Time.

 This gave me crooked toes.  As a young adult, I worked on repairing this problem.  I searched for shoes that would fit and ended up spending most of my time in narrow men’s shoes, sandals (with toes hanging over end) or Keds.  I could find those in my size. 

 (A neighbor’s kid once pointed out a pair of Keds at a store and called them Rinda shoes. <g>)

 Why am I complaining about something so odd on a writer’s blog? 

 I sit on my butt to work.  I’m always sitting with a laptop in my lap or on a desk or on a table.  (I mix it up to keep from being bored).  All that sitting requires a decent workout.  Yesterday, I seriously enjoyed my four miles on the Treadmill.  I rocked out to Tool, The Spill Canvas, The Gathering and Ladytron.  I plotted and the jolt of my feet on that belt kept time with my fleeing heroine. 

 Today?  All those stupid crooked toes are covered in blisters.  Every week it’s the same.  Run, recover, run, recover.  I’ve been told I just need to build up the calluses-but have you ever tried to run with blisters on the sides of toes that lean on each other?????


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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2 Responses to If I Could Go Back In Time

  1. Ouch, Rinda. That would keep me from running for sure, not that I run anyway but that’s beside the point. Glad the writing is going well. Can’t wait to see you at Ink or at lease OWFI. Life has been so crazy lately with my hand surgery and Lori’s knee surgery and all the other life stuff. Plus, I discovered Kat Richardson’s Greywalker series. I like it, a little different but good.

  2. relliott4 says:

    I’ll be at the next Ink meeting! Looking forward to it. I won’t be at OWFI this year, but I hope you have a wonderful time there. Sounds like you need it after all the surgeries–they throw everything off, don’t they?

    I haven’t read Kat Richardson’s books yet, but I bought the first one.

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