December 12, 2013 at 9:43 am 29 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-word Challenge 13 December 2013

Adam Ickes
Photo Credit: Adam Ickes

You may think a pair of boots doesn’t have feelings, but it does. Roy hardly notices me anymore. Since he got a new pair from his wife, Hannah, I feel abandoned and betrayed. It doesn’t help that I belong to the past that she wants him to forget.

This morning, Roy took me for a walk to the farmers’ market. It turned out to be our last. I showed him I may be getting old, but I still look great on his feet. It was all in vain. He has agreed with Hannah to donate me to the Salvation Army.

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  • 1. kzmorano (@kzmorano)  |  December 12, 2013 at 10:57 am

    i hope he finds a new owner who’ll treat him kindly ๐Ÿ™‚ nice imaginative story

    • 2. plaridel  |  December 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm


      everybody is entitled to second chances. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 3. Amy  |  December 12, 2013 at 11:47 am

    That is a nice sentimental story, Plaridel.

    • 4. plaridel  |  December 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm


      can’t help being sentimental. must be the holidays. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 5. Adam Ickes  |  December 12, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Quite a unique take on the prompt. Very cool.

    • 6. plaridel  |  December 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm


      thanks for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 7. Eena  |  December 12, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Oh dear. Now I’m looking at my old left boot in the closet with a flapping sole making a face at me. Thanks for the imagery ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 8. plaridel  |  December 12, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      c’mon… it can’t be that bad. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 9. Sandra  |  December 12, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I don’t need any encouragement to engage in anthropomorphising. Nice take on the prompt.

    • 10. plaridel  |  December 13, 2013 at 3:45 pm


      i’m glad you liked it.

  • 11. AC  |  December 13, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Awwwwww.. It hurts to be dumped. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • 12. plaridel  |  December 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm


      sometimes, it happens. can’t help it.

  • 13. hugmamma  |  December 13, 2013 at 7:58 am

    I can even feel compassion for a pair of old boots…the way you write about them.

  • 15. atrm61  |  December 14, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Aww,such a sweet perspective-loved this take:-)

  • 20. rochellewisoff  |  December 14, 2013 at 5:49 am

    dear plaridel,

    a different pov. hope someone appreciative snaps him up. nice one.



    • 21. sustainabilitea  |  December 14, 2013 at 6:01 am

      My thoughts exactly.


      • 22. plaridel  |  December 14, 2013 at 9:44 am


        i got the idea from the novel, the art of racing in the rain, by garth stein. have you read it? one of my favorites…

    • 23. plaridel  |  December 14, 2013 at 9:41 am


      i’m sure another pair of feet would be waiting.

  • 24. Bjรถrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  December 14, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Oh but salvation army, that’s great – he will find an owner who really loves him

    • 25. plaridel  |  December 14, 2013 at 9:47 am


      i’m sure the salvation army will find him a match. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 26. lingeringvisions by Dawn  |  December 14, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    When one door closes another one opens!

    • 27. plaridel  |  December 14, 2013 at 3:15 pm


      that is so true. thanks to the salvation army and similar organizations.

  • 28. liz young  |  December 16, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Don’t feel bad – the next person will really appreciate you! A novel story for my first visit to FF.

    • 29. plaridel  |  December 16, 2013 at 7:42 pm


      that is so true.


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