Travel Boots

Years passed in only one day.  He replaced the boots on the stone wall where he had borrowed them that morning.  He left a note for the owner:

Thank you for the boots, though I didn’t ask permission.  I’m sorry for the duct tape.  They wore out a bit from miles of travel, over years and years.  Putting on the boots this morning, I was taken back in time, then forward, then back … well, you get the picture.  I wasn’t able to change past events much for the better, though I tried.  Maybe I’ll get another chance.

The Doctor

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“Friday Fictioneers” is a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields.  The challenge is to write a story, using only 100 words, in response to a photo prompt.  It has been a lot of fun to join in with this fantastic and encouraging group of writers!  This week’s photo was submitted by Courtney Wright, the photographer would like to remain anonymous.  If you would like to read other Friday Fictioneers’ stories, click HERE.

 

 

 

 

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35 Comments Add yours

  1. draliman says:

    The Doctor can borrow my boots any time. And mess them up too!

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  2. LucciaGray says:

    Great take on the prompt. Intriguing… That morning? Dr Who? A time traveller?

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    1. Thank you, Luccia, it was a lot of fun! A little silly, away from my usual somber stories. =)

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Now you say it, they do look like something Doctor Who would wear as part of their eccentric outfit!

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    1. For sure, duct tape and all! =)

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  4. pennygadd51 says:

    Great take on the prompt! Doctor Who is exactly the sort of person who would patch up ruined boots with duct tape. Your reveal was perfectly judged!

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    1. Thank you so much, Penny. It was a lot of fun! =)

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  5. Ah, The Doctor – loved your original take on the prompt!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Thanks so much, Susan! =)

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  6. granonine says:

    Good way to weave in Dr. Who. Fun story.

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    1. It was indeed fun to write. Thanks! =)

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  7. Very clever and delightfully different! Well done Brenda.

    My FriFic tale is called Jim and Jan!

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    1. Thanks, Keith, it was fun to write! =)

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  8. Ms White says:

    An unexpected take on the prompt. It put a smile on my face.

    http://thewritetypeofteacher.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. I’m so glad it put a smile on your face! =)

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  9. Liz Young says:

    That’s the trouble with Time Travel – you don’t know whether what you change is for good or bad.

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    1. That’s true but I’d like to give it a try sometime (haha)! 🙂

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  10. Dale says:

    What a great and original take on the prompt, Brenda! Love this!

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    1. Thanks so much, Dale! 🙂

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  11. I think I would love to have those boots…

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  12. Dear Brenda,

    Imaginative. I often wonder what would be changed if one went back and changed one thing in the past. How would that effect things in the present? Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks so much, Rochelle! I think I’d like to have the chance, but then I’m not sure. Never a simple solution.

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  13. Begs for more of the story…loved it!

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  14. Great take, I’m sure the owner would have been honoured to know Dr Who wore them

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    1. For sure! Thanks for commenting, Michael.

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  15. Nan Falkner says:

    This is story has a great mystery. Love it!

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    1. Thank you, Nan! Ah, the mystery of time travel. 🙂

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  16. Lynn Love says:

    Great spin on the photo, Brenda. Love the idea of the Doctor wearing them out in a day – great stuff

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    1. Thanks so much, Lynn. It was a fun one to write. 🙂

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  17. LucciaGray says:

    Great take! Eventful life of boots!

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    1. For sure, I’d love to have a time traveling pair of boots. =)

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