The eyes of the soldier lay wooden on his brand-new shoes.

Shoes for the Bravery Awards ceremony.

Black thick shiny good quality leather shoes.

Both into a fancy box.

And each into two layers of silver tissue paper.

The way he puts the right shoe on still retains his martial demeanour.

He takes the left shoe out of the box.

And out of the two layers of silver tissue paper.

Tosses the black thick shiny good quality left leather shoe into the bin.

And hops to the front door, ready for the taxi.

CategoryFlash Fiction

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