The teenage girl walked into the studio set, the blue and white chequered dress swishing around her. She was nervous, this was an important scene in the movie but she followed all the directions and got everything right.
During the lunchtime break, the director and wardrobe designer came to her.
‘You did just fine,’ the director said, ‘but I’m having a problem with the shoes.’
The girl looked down at the sliver slippers on her feet, puzzlement on her face.
‘They are not coming up well on the film,’ the director continued, ‘so, I decided to change them to these ones….’
The wardrobe designer came forward and showed the teenage girl a pair of bright ruby red, shinny shoes that seemed to sparkle with magic.
‘Oh!’ the girl cried, taking the shoes, ‘they are…just….I love them!’
The girl slipped the shoes on, they fitted perfectly. She smiled up at the director and designer.
‘Great!’ the director said, with a clap of his hands, ‘let’s get back to it then! We’ll need to re-shoot this morning’s scenes.’
The abandoned sliver slippers were dumped back in the wardrobe department, totally forgotten forever.
(Inspired by; https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2019/02/23/sunday-photo-fiction-february-24-2019/ with thanks. Photo Courtesy of Susan Spaulding).