A Walk in Time: Friday Fictioneers

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“Get them boots offa the table Fred.” Marion’s face screwed up as she spat her words with venom.

“Love, believe me, them boots are magic.”

“Baloney. Get rid of ’em or I will.” Fred remained motionless, watching Marion put on the coffee pot. 

“I’m orf to bed love.”

“I’m not tired yet.”

“No wonder all that coffee you poured down yourself.” He lumbered off,  yawning and soon his snores rumbled around the hut. Marion picked up the boots but in place of the bin was an Indian Village. An Indian squaw sat beside her.

“Well I’ll be danged. Fred’s right.”

Thank you to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Adam Ikes for providing the photo prompt this week.

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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57 Responses to A Walk in Time: Friday Fictioneers

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Magical boots, indeed

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dear Irene,

    Those boots were magic, weren’t they? Nicely done.



    PS there should be ‘u’ in squaw. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ceayr says:

    Fun tale.


  4. Iain Kelly says:

    She’s had way too much coffee!! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  5. granonine says:

    Maybe she put a little something extra into all that coffee 🙂 Great story, fun. Made me smile.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sandra says:

    Truly magical. No-one could have predicted that outcome.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Maybe something in the coffee? Or, truly magical boots. Funny tale!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Liz Young says:

    An entire village? Wow!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. jillyfunnell says:

    Now where is she going to put the garbage? Fun story.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Dale says:

    Fun take, Irene. Magical indeed…

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Oh what magic… I wonder if everyone gets different kind of magic

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  12. subroto says:

    There’s magic in dem boots! Fun story.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Abhijit Ray says:

    “Them boots are magic” wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. I want that coffee too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. 4963andypop says:

    WHo needs a wardrobe (as in the lion, the witch and)? A pair of boots will do.

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  16. StuHN says:

    Great dialogue. Fred won in the end.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. i b arora says:

    magic works, sometimes

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  18. Fun story, Irene, but it’s hard to get it all in with only 100 words – I’d need about 1000 more.

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  19. James McEwan says:

    Funny in many ways. What was in the coffee. (My sister Marion also spits her words with venom, no idea what.) A nice change at the end since Marion has calmed down.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Danny James says:

    I always love magic.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Karen Craven says:

    Magic is always fun. Moreso when caffeinated! I enjoyed this Irene.

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  22. That’s different, delightfully so!

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  23. WOW, magical boots! This reminded me of the movie “A night in the museum”.

    Regards, SLSM.

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  24. lisarey1990 says:

    That was a really fun read.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Varad says:

    Too much coffee and an active mind can work its own breed of magic 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Magic boots and too much coffees a winning combination, great stuff!

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