On Time

Photo by: Magaly Guerrero

“You’re late, Miss Beauregard!” spat Mr. Chumworthy.

“Only one minute, sir!”

“Late is late.”

Beauregard hadn’t advanced beyond Junior Librarian in six years. The curvaceous and slothful Miss Buxley achieved Senior Librarian in only six months!

Luckily, Beauregard had her magic shoes. Whilst reading a book, the shoes could literally transport her to a different place and time. Regardless of a book’s accuracy, she took photographs of what really happened.

Then she found Mr. Chumworthy’s memoirs…

“Late, Miss Beauregard!”

Beauregard presented a photo of Chumworthy and Buxley engaging in…athletics. “Am I really?”

“Bugger…Ah, quite on time, Miss Beauregard.”

“Excellent! Now about that promotion…”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/04/19/31-march-2017/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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40 Responses to On Time

  1. James says:

    Always on time from now on.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. gahlearner says:

    I want these shoes. Great ideas, I love it.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Dear Eric,

    Right on time, Miss Beauregard. Love those shoes and your story.



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  4. Lyn says:

    It seems the “casting couch” is alive and well in the world of the library too 🙄
    Now if Miss Beauregard could somehow add a time element to her travel shoes, she could take take a whole week off and still arrive at work on time 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. It can happen anywhere. And yeah, if only she could return on this previous day, she’d be ahead of schedule! I think her boss would’ve picked on her for something else though. In the end, she still got the upper hand, so it all works out. 😉

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  5. subroto says:

    Nice one. Miss Beauregard could make a whole new career out of this special ‘ability’.

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  6. Magic shoes … always welcomed. Life can be so much easier with a pair of magical shoes.
    Great little twist of a tale.
    Isadora 😎

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  7. Mr Chumworthy really put his foot in it. I had to say that. Or maybe I didn’t… 🙂 Great story! Wish I had a pair of shoes that would do that.

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! That’s right. Or you could say the other shoe dropped, or maybe he should’ve walked a mile in her shoes. 😉 I wish I had those shoes too. I’ve got a few Heinlein books just waiting for the day. 😉 Thanks Matthew! 🙂

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  8. Joy Pixley says:

    I want those shoes too! Although now I’m duly warned against reading Mr. Chumworthy’s memoirs. I have no interest in seeing his “athletics”!

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  9. Christine says:

    Another one of your humorous little yarns well spun.
    And the moral of this little tale: Arrange for memoirs to be published posthumously. I’d never want my children reading my memories while they can still confront me and say, “Mom! Did you really do that?!” 😉

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  10. Ah! some shoes. Very sweet little tale that could have turned more naughty but thankfully didn’t.

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  11. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Ha, she got her revenge and a promotion. But with good writing you don’t need magic shoes to be transported.


  12. Indira says:

    Very imaginative. Nice one.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Tena Carr says:

    Great story. “Athletics” -hmmm, leaves the mind to wonder.

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  14. yarnspinnerr says:

    A fun take with deep undertones.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. amiewrites74 says:

    She’s going straight to the top with those shoes. Great story!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Michael Wynn says:

    A scheming little madam, but sometimes needs must. I have no sympathy for him

    Liked by 1 person

  17. yuhublogger says:

    The magical shoes! Ha Ha! A lovely take on the prompt.

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