A to Z Challenge · Tiny Tales

#AtoZChallenge: Retail Therapy (tiny tale #25)

Life doesn’t play a fair game.

There are the good days and the bad days,

but some days are just too tough.

Luckily for her, when all else failed,

retail therapy never failed to work its charm.

© 2017 Shweta Suresh. All rights reserved.

Author’s Note:

When the going gets tough, it was an all clear for a shopping spree! But in spite of that, she wasn’t a shopaholic. (Just in case you were worried about that!)

Image courtesy: Pixabay



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59 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: Retail Therapy (tiny tale #25)

  1. Your blog was a fun discovery. I love very short stories that still manage to convey a message. I agree that sometimes we need to treat ourselves to lift our spirits! It doesn’t have to be a big expense, even a bit of chocolate will do it for me! 🙂 I am writing six-sentence stories for the A-Z that are all interconnected. It’s definitely a challenge. 🙂

    Read today’s A-Z post at Josie Two Shoes

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    1. Hey, Josie. Welcome to my blog. I hope you loved all the tiny tales. 😊 Yes, sometimes we all need a little treat. Chocolate is one of the best cures for anything. Ohhh six sentence stories that are all interconnected! That must definitely be a challenge. But it sounds very interesting. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Oh, and I love your AtoZ theme. It sounds great. I’ll definitely check it out. 😊


    1. Ohhh so your wish (that I write a tiny tale inspired by you) is partly granted. 😉 But don’t worry, maybe we can come up with another tale even better than this one. It’s good to keep the spending under control. But then you plan the budget so meticulously that I don’t think you’ll have much problem.
      P.S Have you watched the movie Confessions​of a Shopaholic?

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      1. I have. I used to spend so much money in little things. Nothing I needed. But since Rui and I are together, we have budgets and bills to pay. It was the best thing that has happened to me. In the movie she is in so much debt because of her shopping habits. That I never did. Spend money I didn’t have..

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      2. Yes, that’s one addiction that can potentially ruin anyone’s financial status!
        I’m so happy for you, dear. Yes Rebecca is in so much doubt but for some reason, I love that movie! 😁

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    1. So sorry for the delay, Keith. This comment somehow ended up in my spam folder! I tend to do that at times too. But now, I’ve learned to keep that instinct under control… mostly 😀


  2. If it is a she, then retail therapy is a sure trick. To elevate your mood try retail therapy, to kill boredom its retail therapy, to have a good time it is retail therapy and for everything else it is retail therapy. Just make sure your pockets or deep, but window shopping works fine too, the buying just takes a rain check 😉

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