His work boots sat on the porch outside, where he took them off each night. He learned early in their marriage, the dirt from his boots were not appreciated in her house. He worked hard, supporting their five children, sending them all to college. It wasn’t easy, but neither was he. She didn’t mind. She knew his story and he knew hers. They loved each other despite all that. At least that’s what she thought.
Her kids told her, “Get rid of the boots.”
But she couldn’t bear it. Maybe if they waited on the porch, he’d return.
“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. This week’s photo was provided by Adam Ickes.
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