Magic Boots

Photo by: Courtney Wright

Norton’s clothes were dusty and worn out. He was tired. He took his boots off and dipped his feet in the creek to cool off.

Old Sheriff Tillerson didn’t abide no hobos.

“Those boots look wore out,” he said.

“Yeah, but they’re magic boots.”

“Magic? Doin’ whut?”

“Protecting me from harm.”

“Shee-it! You took them boots from another hobo, didn’tcha?”


“Didn’t help him none, did they?”

Tillerson reached for the boots.


The boots kicked Tillerson clear into the creek.

“What in hayull?” shrieked Tillerson.

“I did get ’em from another man,” said Norton. “But I asked him nicely.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers:

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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45 Responses to Magic Boots

  1. LOL!! I want me some magic boots too!! Well done! I loved it! Sheeee-it! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Varad says:

    Haha! Love the magic boots. Do they take the wearer to the island you mentioned in the previous story?


  3. subroto says:

    Ha! Ha! Ask a silly question and then there is always magic in those boots. Nice one.


  4. draliman says:

    There surely is magic in tham thar boots! I hope he doesn’t get arrested.


  5. Great boots, I could use a pair to teach a lesson to all the Tillersons I come across


  6. pennygadd51 says:

    Heehee! That’s a cracking story, EagleAye. I shall be grinning every time I think of it!


  7. Iain Kelly says:

    That’s the sort of magic I like ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Love it, especially the lingo! Hayull, you nailed it

    My FriFic tale is called Jim and Jan!


  9. Mike says:

    Lovely story which reminded me of a rescent day spent with a old friend. Great

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  10. Lyn says:

    Manners and politeness are always important. Magic boots don’t take no truck from nobody – ‘specially Sheriff Tillerson.

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  11. granonine says:

    Well, we have smart phones–why not smart boots? Loved this fun story.

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  12. At first, I thought of Norton on the Honeymooners working in the sewers–which would have also been a fun way to go. As it was, I could still see Jackie Gleason as the sherrif.
    Great dialect here, Eric. I love hobo stories too.

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  13. Dear Eric,

    Magic boots that know the magic word. Tillerson didn’t say ‘please.’ Shaking my head and wondering what it’s like inside your head. LOL Good one. I can always count on you for giggles.




    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! So few people know that magic word anymore. The inside of my head looks like Salvador Dali painting most of the time. When I’m getting really imaginative, it’s worse. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks Rochelle!


  14. Wow – that was such a great story. I really loved the voice – it sounded so authentic!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  15. trentpmcd says:

    He must have asked very, very nicely ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great little story.

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  16. Dale says:

    Daaayum that was funny, Eric.
    See? Politeness always pays… Here’s to magic boots, manners and kicks in the butts to the Tillersons of the world, picking on poor folk like that…

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  17. Those were some special boots! LOL! Great tale…

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  18. James McEwan says:

    Magic boots, that like manners. Fun read.

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  19. Nan Falkner says:

    There is a lesson here. Nice story!


  20. jillyfunnell says:

    That sorted out the sheriff then. I loved the dialogue. Great story.


  21. haha, awesome story! made me smile ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ธ

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