'The boot is on the other foot' is an idiom. It is used when a situation has turned around the other way. In American English, 'the shoe is on the other foot'. Until the end of the 18th century, shoes were made for either foot. That meant if you found that your shoes hurt your feet, you could switch them and see if you felt better that way. Can you write a story, between 450 and 900 words, based on an idiom. Any idiom will do, but remember to tell us briefly how to use the idiom you have chosen. Send your work to: Creative Writing Workshop (Week of September 22), Young Post, 16/F Somerset House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay. The deadline is October 10, 2003. The best entry/entries will be published in the English Corner. As a token of appreciation, we've prepared a souvenir to the selected writer(s).