Slipper’d dreams

If you dream of a ballet slipper

hanging above the door like a horseshoe

then you’ll always walk alone

Tying a ballet shoe’s ribbons around the ankle


you’ve taken on too many commitments

Red shoes that threaten to dance you to death

can suggest either passionate love

or a lack of original thought

The day 14 prompt was to write entries for an imaginary dream dictionary. Pick one (or more) of the following words, and write about what it means to dream of these things: (I chose “ballet slipper”). I have a few more to catch up on but this appealed to me.

Pic: Moira Shearer in The Red Shoes via


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