Saturday, February 10, 2007

PERFECT


Every leg muscle protested as Hope and her friend Tiffany settled into the comfortable sofas at Mochas; their favorite place to relax after a crazy day at the mall. Hope was a hopeless shopaholic. Tiffany didn’t care about shopping, but a good friend that she was, always accompanied Hope on her seemingly never-ending trips to the malls. They were scouting for the perfect pair of sandals for Hope’s big day – her wedding with Dan. Four hours into their search and the perfect pair still eluded Hope.

There were many that Hope had liked, but for some or the other reason hadn’t ended in her shopping bag. There was the strappy one that looked great on her feet, but it was way beyond her budget. Then she had fallen for the stilettos, they would have gone perfectly with her dress. “These are not for sale, Miss.she was informed. She almost fumed out of the store when she caught sight of the soft-leather heels. She was unlucky this time too – her size wasn’t available. Morning turned to afternoon as they moved from one store to another. Now it was Hope’s turn to find some or the other fault with every pair that they seemed to like.

Hope, you better settle on something, else you are never going to find the perfect pair” Tiffany reasoned. “Besides there is no way you will escape the shoe bites” Tiffany seemed to mention casually. Actually, she wanted to make sure Hope didn’t include that in her check-list for the perfect pair. After a series of failed relationships and a broken marriage, Hope knew better. “I’ll go for the strappy ivory ones Tiff” Hope said getting up, lost in her own web of thoughts….

4 comments:

Gowtham said...

Hmmm... /me likes the character names - at least that of Hope. These chacateristic naming gives lot more meaning, according to me, to the actions of these characters...

you should make this a serious habbit/hobby - it's fun to read...

-gowtham

Akira said...

@Gowtham:

:)...the names or at least the name (Hope) was chosen after careful consideration..

I am enjoying it too..and I guess 'tis the best way to overcome the blocks/dry spells...

Advocatus Diaboli said...

Hmmm... stretch goals? ;) Good one.. may be you should write privately and publish ( but don't forget to give me a free copy ;) )

Bakwaas said...

I loved the analogy you have drawn in your story about life's struggle to be optimistic to still find the perfect pair. Or make every pair perfect with time ;)