Friday Fictioneers: New Year, New Boots





New Year, New Boots   


Those boots were a symbol. The new year dawning. Another year, another opportunity to stand on your own two feet, to put yourself in other peoples’ shoes, to walk the path of life in your own individual way.

Another year to make new memories and footprints, to make long strides, short strides and those inbetween. To make steps towards a future and more steps away from the past.

To keep going but to stop and absorb. To be content in your shoes and live life as your best self. These boots were made for walking and that’s just what they’ll do …


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42 comments on “Friday Fictioneers: New Year, New Boots

  1. Dear Lisa,

    Well said. Well done.



  2. Iain Kelly says:

    New Year is always a good time to take stock and figure out some new goals. Nicely done.

  3. neilmacdon says:

    May you take long strides in the New Year, Lisa

  4. Violet Lentz says:

    Or baby steps if you need them.. Happy holidays.

  5. Karen Craven says:

    Favorite line: To keep going but to stop and absorb.

    Well done. Happy new year!

  6. Unfortunately virtually no one keeps his resolutions, but it’s always nice to be reminded how important it is to keep on working at things

  7. Laurie Bell says:

    Empathy is sorely needed in these crazy days

  8. Dale says:

    Always good to move forward!

  9. jillyfunnell says:

    A lovely positive message for the turn of the year. Packed with wisdom and signed off with a song.

  10. Good to have a symbol to help you keep moving forward. Nice positive story to take us into the new Year.

  11. magarisa says:

    Well expressed! Wishing you a new year full of strides forward as well as pauses for rest and contemplation.

  12. Good way to end a year and start a new.

  13. Alice Audrey says:

    What a nice transition from one year to the next.

  14. Well said, Lisa. A year will draw to a close, a new year will begin, but we are meant to walk on.

  15. Dahlia says:

    Loved your take on the prompt!

  16. Priya says:

    The journey never ends…
    Well written. Happy holidays!

  17. Moon says:

    So much beauty and wisdom in your words.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!🙂

  18. subroto says:

    Wonderfully put, a positive message for the new year.

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