About a year and a half ago I wrote a story about a women who cut off her toe to fit into a pair of shoes. My writing workshop said they weren’t sure it was believable.

Here’s a NYT story about women having toe surgery to fit into shoes : “With vanity always in fashion and shoes reaching iconic cultural status, women are having parts of their toes lopped off to fit into the latest Manolo Blahniks or Jimmy Choos. Cheerful how-to stories about these operations have appeared in women’s magazines and major newspapers and on television news programs.”