If the Boots Don’t Fit.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields – Friday Fictioneers.

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If the Boots Don’t Fit

A warm still day; they were a gift.
They hurt his feet, he had said, amazingly his hat fell into the lake.
He swam after it and from the other side he waved, not even goodbye.
How long should she wait? She had said yes; then he wasn’t sure.
She should have said no.
She heard he had a job in Kentucky, drifting with cattle.
Mary-Anne was two today, she needs a father.
How long could they wait? If only she had said no.
Tomorrow she’ll wed a loving man, one who fills the boots with honesty.
She can’t wait.

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32 responses to “If the Boots Don’t Fit.

  1. Better to have an honest man in the end…

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  2. She has certainly waited long enough; she and her daughter deserve a man who will “fill the boots with honesty”. I like the mixed emotions expressed in this piece.

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  3. Wonderfully complex. Well-told.

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  4. Dear James,

    The hell with the boots. 😉 Marry the better man and get him a new pair. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  5. COOL STORY!
    June

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  6. Very definitely time to move on.

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  7. The waiting’s over. Things can only get better.

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  8. Poetic stream of conscious writing. Definitely time to bid him farewell and move on. He was never going to be good for her. Most enjoyable.

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  9. It’s hard to love someone who doesn’t love you back, that’s for sure. Sometimes, you gotta move on!

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  10. a woman can’t wait forever, sooner or later, she’d learn to move on.

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  11. Sometimes one must accept. There are boots for everyone and lucky her, she found one!

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  12. She has a dilemma. There are obviously still feelings for him. Sometimes it’s hard to get over such feelings but I think she probably should.

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  13. I;m glad she waited no longer. Perfect ending 🙂

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  14. michael1148humphris

    If it is time that she needs to move on, so be it.

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  15. Good riddance, I think. Nice ending.

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  16. I really like the way the story comes from her train of thought, skilfully creating a whole episode in the women’s life. Nice writing.

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  17. Hopefully she won’t live to regret her decision!

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  18. Nice take and interestingly written.

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  19. Sharon Frame Gay

    James – lovely story. When love swims away, it was going to drown anyway, but oh, those who wait on the banks of hope struggle to see the other shore.

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  20. The wandering rhythm to this is wonderful

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  21. Good! She finally decided to move on instead of wasting her time waiting for an indecisive man. Loved your take on the prompt.

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