Five Sentence Fiction – Grief – PG13

Lillie brings us Five Sentence Fiction with this week’s word:  Grief.  Read mine below and the rest > HERE <  Enjoy!!!

Source: http://lilliemcferrin.com/five-sentence-fiction-grief/ Reuse License assumed. Click Pic for page.

Grief

“Good Grief”

By Scott L Vannatter – September 13, 2014

They lived.

They loved.

She died.

He cried.

He lives.

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Namaste,

Scott

Friday Fictioneers – A Mere Reflection in a Mirror – Humorous – PG13

Rochelle and her pics!  Here are the Friday Fictioneers choices for today.  Mine is below, the rest are > HERE <.  Enjoy!!!

Source: Copyright – Janet Webb Click pic for site of copyrighted person

A Mere Reflection in a Mirror

By Scott L Vannatter – 100 Words

Josef stood in front of the looking glass that was hanging in his living room. First, he felt around the edges, then he got some cleaner and cleaned it thoroughly. When that did not have the desired effect, he sat on the couch and began thinking, hard.

He paced and shook his head, put his fingers on his chin in that proper thinking position. Nothing good came to mind. Tears formed in both eyes.

Finally, he stood up straight looked in the mirror, gathered all the courage he could muster, and said, “No reflection. Guess she was really a vamp!”

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Namaste,

Scott

I am Eating What?!

Source: Wiki image search with license for reuse. Click the pic for the page.

Two things tonight:  First, I want to catch you up on me.  Second, I have something I found very interesting.  Many of you may have already known it, but I did not.

First.

My efforts at being vegan and helping my health are working out very nicely.  People have gotten used to me being vegan now, so there’s that problem avoided most of the time.  I take my own food often when I visit someone else, and I get weird combinations at meals out.  As far as health is concerned, my blood pressure has dropped enough I think I may have to talk to the doctor about reducing something in my meds at my visit in December (if not before).  My reading today was 104/34 and that is a tad low for that bottom number.  I don’t feel bad, but still may need to ask.  I have not had my repeat tests; those will be on December 12th.  But my sugar is lower now (my diet is better packed with vegetables) and my weight has dropped 9.6 pounds (a little less than 1 pound per week).  I can even report last night, for the first time in over 2 years, I slept 6.5 hours without getting up!

Second, I have found I really like sauerkraut.  Now, I already knew this, but stayed away because of salt content.  Well, the salt does not seem to be bothering me and I do love the taste.  What I really love is the taste of the brand I buy now at Earth Fare.  It’s made of cabbage, sea salt, and water.  This is what got me to doing some online studying.  I always thought sauerkraut had vinegar in it.  That’s way I thought it was so sour.  Not so!!!  Wiki (link at end) tells me that sauerkraut is fermented cabbage!  I did not know this.  I was fascinated as I read how they leave the cabbage out for days or even weeks to ferment it and make it taste so good.

I then read how very good for you it is.  The enzymes in it are excellent for digestion, the product itself is good for soothing your stomach (that was a big surprise), and there was some talk of it helping to stop cancer.  These are excellent reasons.  The bad part?  Well, the only part mentioned was the resulting flatulence that can happen (read that as “probably will”).  Sounds good to me.  After all, there is some advantage to living alone!

I know I really shortened the wiki article in the above, but that is the main high points.  The article is very well done and you should take the 10 minutes and educate yourself on this particular food product.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauerkraut

Enjoy eating, enjoy living, and enjoying whatever else comes your way.

Namaste,

Scott

Five Sentence Fiction – Darkness – Life of Shadows – PG13

Lillie McFerrin, once again, gives us Five Sentence Fiction.  The word this week:  darkness. Mine is below, the rest of the stories can be found > HERE < .  Enjoy!!!

Darkness

“Life of Shadows”

By Scott L Vannatter – September 5, 2014

Sandra closed the flesh-covered book and thought through all she had just read, wondering how much of it she comprehended.

Loosening the clasp at her throat, she allowed the silky, black robe to drop to the ground, the night sky being her only cover.

She raised a nightshade petal, deadly if used incorrectly, and kissed it ever so slightly while murmuring the incantation from the diabolical tome.

Mists began to swirl, the wind picking up, the night air growing even colder, her skin pimpling up, and a moan escaping from the nearby woods, as the last word issued forth from her lips.

Slowly, then faster, all light for dozen of miles whirled around her body, forming a tornado that spun all the brightness into her mouth, sucking the surrounding countryside into utter darkness while her body now shone like the sun.

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Namaste,

Scott

Friday Fictioneers – “To Build a Fire?” – Rated PG13 – Humorous Suspense/Horror

Once again, Rochelle seems unburdened and pleased to present us with the Friday Fictioneers‘ picture prompt below for this week.  Read mine following the pic, then click > HERE < for the rest.  Enjoy!!!

Source: PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“To Build a Fire?”

By Scott L Vannatter – 100 Words

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Randy sat hunched over in the ice cave working to start the fire.

He had been stuck for nearly two days and at the temperatures outside, he did not have long.

The tinder caught, a spark igniting the dry grass he had spent his daylight finding. One blade smoldered and his breath kept it going.

At last, the wood itself gave forth heat and his body shook in triumph. He had read the book and knew that the ice could prove his downfall. What to guard the fire with?

He was found lying on the ashes the next day…smoke inhalation.

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Namaste,

Scott

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