January 18: Flash Fiction Challenge – Uncle Des.


January 18, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes boots. Whose boots are they, where do they go and what is their significance? Go where the prompt leads.

Uncles Des threw his old boots down his back yard. Over the years there were a great number of boots scattered about.

He said his life savings were inside one of them and with the randomness of his boots lying about and his money hungry relos sniffing about looking for his savings he kept an eye on his yard, as did his faithful hound Savage.

You couldn’t get into the yard unless you found a way past the dog.

Des laughed at the methods used by his kin, but Des knew where his loot was and they never would.


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18 Responses to January 18: Flash Fiction Challenge – Uncle Des.

  1. Ha! Love this. Thank you for the “ideas” of what to do with my wealth… First, I gotta get me a dog

  2. LOL. Good story. Greedy relatives but money tends to bring that out in people.

  3. Lyn says:

    Let’s hope Uncle Des never loses his memory. And that Savage never decides the boots make good chew toys 😀

  4. Imagine what could be found in a pair of dusty old boots favoured by a relative? Makes me think of my grandmother’s hall closet, she use to always go in there to get spare money. I never knew where she stashed it, haha. Great post.

  5. Reminded me of times scratching around old cellar holes and there’d still be old leather boots around. Didn’t think to look for treasure within them.

  6. I so wish I had enough money for me to get money-hungry relatives 🙂

  7. Charli Mills says:

    What a character Uncle Des is! He and hound must enjoy this sport. I recall some ranchers out in Nevada hanging out old boots on fence posts. I don’t think there was money in any though. Fun flash, Michael!

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