Five Sentence Fiction – 5/31/13 – “Desolate” – “Apocalypse” Rated PG13

Five Sentence Fiction – Desolate


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May 31, 2013 ~  hosted by  Lillie McFerrin

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.

This week:  Desolate

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“Apocalypse”

He stood in the midst of the shambles which had been The White House;  It wasn’t as bad as the rest of the country;  No one won this war;  Everyone lost, and it was anger and fear that started it.

The US, China, North and South Korea all were perched on the brink with other squabbling countries scattered across the globe; it wasn’t going to take much, and it didn’t.

Iraq had managed to sneak one small nuke to South Korean soil and send it to the capital where it wrecked havoc and had North Korea blaming the US for supplying the bomb arsenal to its enemy.

China sided with North Korea, so when the small country sent its payload toward the US, China sent theirs, and the US responded in like; no thoughts, only anger and fear.

The worst, he thought as he looked over DC, was that both large countries had revamped their guidance systems to target the biggest populations instead of military targets, though they got theirs too, and the result had destroyed so much and so thoroughly that the billions had been reduced to thousands: desolation complete.

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  • Soma Mukherjee  On June 6, 2013 at 12:09 am

    very powerful and scary and my fear is one day not too far away this will in any other form or the one you wrote come true..rage, hatred and half truths has blinded the world

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  • Indira  On June 5, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Powerful but scary indeed. Is there a possibility. How can you write so nice just in five sentences.

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  • Sarah Ann  On June 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Let’s all hope this doesn’t happen. A well-expressed fantasy view of the future.

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  • neenslewy  On June 3, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Scary. Love the way you use the semi colon to extend your sentences.

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    • kindredspirit23  On June 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you, Before FSF, I didn’t use semi-colons much. My understanding is they are to be used only when putting together sentences that are closely related. I learned more about them and read more about them when I started reading FSF and saw how flexible they could make your writing. I think that, in a novel, they could be distracting if used a lot.
      Scott

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      • neenslewy  On June 4, 2013 at 5:56 pm

        I agree Scott, I also think in tech prose people don’t use them enough. I hadn’t even considered how I could use punctuation to help extend my 5 sentences. I was too busy enjoying the challenge of limited story space.
        Maybe I will look into using them in the future.

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  • Becki Duckworth  On June 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    YIKES !!

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  • The Fiction Vixen  On June 2, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Really scary considering the the fact that it is possible. Nice writing..x

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  • thehappyhugger  On June 2, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Well written as usual, Scott.

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  • McGuffy Ann  On June 2, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Very real and all too possible. Well written piece.

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  • southernhon  On June 2, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Reblogged this on SouthernHon and commented:
    This sounds fun. This week’s word is “desolate.” You don’t have to use it in the piece, it’s for direction.

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  • buffalostarmedicine  On June 2, 2013 at 7:15 am

    A very very good apocalyptic tale… love the post nuke them. Reminds me of the writings that came out during the cold war years. Some of the best post-nuke scenarios are the scariest because they are so close to reality…

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    • kindredspirit23  On June 2, 2013 at 8:36 am

      The Cold War was a scary time. People just getting along today don’t really understand it. The idea of a “gone in an hour” world probably doesn’t make any sense to them.

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  • Lizzie Koch (@lizzie_loodles)  On June 2, 2013 at 5:15 am

    A very powerful story, the scary thing is, it sounds so real and could be, all that desolation by the touch of a button. . t
    PS. Thanks for visiting mine too. x

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    • kindredspirit23  On June 2, 2013 at 8:35 am

      You are welcome and, yes, it is so possible. It is one of my fears – I live with it and deal with it, but I do know it is possible.

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  • Larry  On June 2, 2013 at 3:32 am

    So sad.

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