Friday Fictioneers



Hi, I’m Reg and that’s my twin Len, Keith’s hiking boots! We’ve walked everywhere. Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu; our Inca ancestors had it tough! We like a laugh though. Once on a really high road in Bolivia, Keith asked someone to take his picture. Just as the camera clicked Len let his grip go sending Keith sliding down a bank! Once I jokingly undid my lace when getting out of a canoe in Peru, but unfortunately, I landed in the water, not Keith. I felt a right idiot, literally!

We’re old and wrinkly now; ready to retire. We just wish Keith was!.





Meet the real Reg and Len!

adamickes-childsbootsThanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and Adam Ickes for the picture.

48 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dale Dec 20, 2018 / 19:15

    Love it, Keith! Story of your travels told by your boots!

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  2. kislaya Dec 21, 2018 / 07:41

    A very innovative take on the prompt! I loved your story. Most stories are from a human perspective but you gave an altogether new angle by writing it from boot’s perspective!
    I hope they don’t retire…wish them many more travels!!

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  3. Abhijit Ray Dec 21, 2018 / 07:44

    Staying young at heart and playing pranks is a good sign.

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  4. hilarymb Dec 21, 2018 / 08:12

    Hi Keith – your boots could tell a lot – perhaps rather more than your readers might wish to read … but love the idea of your boots talking … fun take on the image – cheers Hilary

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  5. Iain Kelly Dec 21, 2018 / 09:26

    Wonderful Keith – don’t let those shoes talk you into retirement just yet!

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  6. James McEwan Dec 21, 2018 / 14:09

    Well you’ve got to get the best out of the old boots, keep going there are more places to visit.

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  7. michael1148humphris Dec 21, 2018 / 17:16

    Old boots should never retire, but they can sit gracefully on display if they have such a great story to tell

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  8. plaridel Dec 22, 2018 / 00:18

    excellent take on the prompt. when i wrote ;about this picture prompt many years ago, i had the shoes talking, too, but yours is much better. here’s the link to mine 🙂

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  9. Sandra Dec 22, 2018 / 16:56

    I like a shoe with a sense of humour. Sadly I don’t have any, they all seem to be vicious devils.

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  10. Violet Lentz Dec 22, 2018 / 22:04

    Maybe you’ll get lucky and Father Christmas will drop a new pair down the chimney.. Nice write Keith.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 23, 2018 / 09:06

      He has passed me by for several years, so it’s about time got something!


    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 24, 2018 / 10:17

      I have a shoulder bag that’s been everywhere too but mercifully it doesn’t talk! Cheers Björn


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