Booted out: 99 Word Flash Fiction

Kenny’s wife kicked him out. “She’s mentally ill,” he said. He stayed with friends. After too many repetitious stories whilst invading her personal space, the friend’s wife ousted him. “Poor Digby,” he said. Next, some acquaintances without wives. They evicted him when he gambled his cash and stopped paying his way, . “Ungrateful,” he said. “Better by meself.  I’ve got me boat, car and clothes. That’s all I need.” He ate, drank and showered at the golf club then wobbled the short distance to bed. 

Rudely awoken, Kenny heard, “Get your boat outta the carpark. We’re giving you the boot.”

In repsonse to Charli’s prompt where she asks:

January 18, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes boots. Whose boots are they, where do they go and what is their significance? Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by January 23, 2018, to be included in the compilation (published January 24). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!


About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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42 Responses to Booted out: 99 Word Flash Fiction

  1. Always blaming someone else for the mess he makes.

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  2. A great characterization, Irene.

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  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Well deserved boot!

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  4. Corina says:

    I actually knife people like this! Well done!

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  5. calmkate says:

    lol a hilarious take on the topic and vastly different to someone else’s that I just read, well done

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  7. Loved it so much that I decided to give it a try myself. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Hee hee. The guy that refuses to be amazed at how many people are wrong in the face of his rightness.


  9. Picture perfect example of a wastrel! Great story.

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  10. Jules says:

    Some folks just done get it, and then “get it!”

    (I know different Icon, but the fiction links @ cr work)

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  11. Charli Mills says:

    You write so well with dark humor, Irene. This character seems to find plenty of fault but his circle of blame is narrowing.

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  13. Colleen Chesebro says:

    And don’t let the door slam you in the rump on your way out! Loved it! 😀

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  14. Jules says:

    Just to let you know at least on one of my sites the HTML glitch has gone away (for copy and pasting) and I didn’t need the space keepers… I’ll have to see if it works on my other sites or if ‘it’ was a techno fault.
    Cheers, Jules

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