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Mondays Finish the Story – Dance Fever – Rated PG13 – Humorous

Barbara brings us Mondays Finish the Story.  Use the beginning sentence and the picture prompt along with another 100-150 words to create your story.  Mine is below, the rest are > HERE < Enjoy!!!

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Dance Fever

By Scott L Vannatter – November 25, 2014 (150 Words)

“Dance as if no one is watching!” Stephanie yelled at George as they entered the disco hall. George tried to take in the multitude of people gyrating in motion. George wanted to run out, but he really wanted Stephanie to like him.

He stepped out on the floor with her and closed his eyes. His feet began to tap and he began to forget all those around him.

After a bit, George felt a hand on his waist, then her other hand crept just a bit lower on his backside. His mind was going wild. Stephanie was enjoying this, too! He looked forward to the rest of the evening.

When the set of songs finished and a slow dance began, George opened his eyes to try and dance with Stephanie to the romantic song. With a start he realized that the woman he was now with was not Stephanie, who he saw in tears leaving the building.

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Namaste,

Scott

Mondays Finish the Story – “A Room with a View” PG13 Humerous

Barbara brings us “Mondays Finish the Story.”  Photo prompt below and 1st line given is in bold.  My story follows, the rest > HERE < Enjoy!

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Mondays Finish the Story

By Scott L Vannatter – November 20, 2014 (136 words)

“When I rented the room, I did not think it would be this one!” Said Johnson Arondi, looking at the doorway to the outhouse he had, apparently paid for.  He looked somewhat disgusted.  He had answered an ad for a spacious room in a quiet, nature-view area where he could commute for his three college classes and the full-time job in the downtown factory.  Granted it was quiet and in a nature-view area.  The commute was less than 45 minutes, but spacious?

“It had better be real clean!” he muttered opening the door.  Inside was a clean staircase.  Intrigued he walked down about twelve feet and into a room the size of most apartments.  It was furnished and well-lit, sealed from sound, and clean to the point of obsession.

“I knew it would be great,” he thought lying on the couch and flipping the remote to the 60 inch screen.

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Namaste,

Scott

Mondays Finish the Story – “Perception” – Humorous PG13

babso2you hosts “Mondays Finish the Story.”  Using the photo prompt and the first sentence prompt, do the story in 100-150 more words.  Mine is below, the rest are > HERE < Enjoy!!!

“Perception”

By Scott L Vannatter – November 13, 2014

“Would anyone know if there truly was an alien invasion?”  Ramon sat back and asked the question during breakfast.  He had a tendency to not let a meal pass without a formal dissertation on something that needled at his brain.

“I wouldn’t and not even certain if I would care as long as they served breakfast like this,” Thom guffawed while holding his greens high overhead.

“Here, here!” agreed Simon, munching hard on his own meal.

Ramon looked over the group and had to agree on two fronts.  First, yes, this was an excellent breakfast, and second, he would not care much if aliens took them over as long as they served breakfast like this and allowed he and his friends to eat together.  With that he opened his mandibular jaws and bit down hard on the plant stem in front of him.

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Namaste,

Scott

Mondays Finish the Story – “Keep on Truckin'” – PG13

My newest writing endeavor.  This is my first official week on “Monday Finishes the Story“.  Here you are given the prompt (below) and the first sentence of your story (see mine below).  You are to finish the story in 100-150 words non-inclusive of the first sentence.  It is a blog run by babso2you.  Click > HERE < for the rest of the entries.

Keep on Truckin’

By Scott L Vannatter – 149 words

“He certainly had quite an attitude.”

At least, that was my thought when I saw the truck with the monster’s face. It was rather ghastly and ran prickles on my arms and neck, reminding me of Stephen King’s book about cars coming to life.

I knew that one was fiction and so was my thinking here. I laughed a bit thinking how absurd it sounded to be considering how to react to a truck with sharp teeth coming after you with no driver. Actually, why would he even come after me? It was all so unbelievable I did laugh out loud…just a little.

I turned at the noise behind me, not a scream, but not quite a machine sound either. Chuck had been working on the truck and I saw half of his body lying in front of the vehicle. The other half was sticking out from the truck’s…mouth?

A revved engine had me running…

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Namaste,

Scott L Vannatter

 

Mondays Finish the Story – “Making Friends” PG13

I decided to try adding a new writing prompt to my list along with Friday Fictioneers and Five Sentence Fiction.

This one is entitled “Mondays Finish the Story” and is overseen by babso2you.  I accidentally did the prompt from October 13th so decided to publish it here on my blog as practice and, perhaps, try the current one on Sunday night or Monday.  For these you have a picture prompt (below) and you are given the first sentence (in italics below).  You are to finish the story in 100-150 additional words.  Enjoy!

Source: click on pic.

“Making Friends”

By Scott L Vannatter

The people waved at him from the bridge below. He smiled and returned the gesture. Then his mind began its usual rant. “What if it’s not a wave? What if they are really a gang of bandits trying to catch you later unaware? What if they aren’t even human?”

The entire ordeal was tremendously debilitating; it left him without energy. What would Dr. Meldeue think if she knew he had slipped so far backwards from their last meeting? “What if she is in it with the group? What if they called her cell phone to let her know he had failed such a simple test? What if Dr. Meldeue had put cameras all around to watch him?”

He sat down hard on the wet stones of the hillside. Police found him there nearly dead from exposure that night when a returning group who had seen him earlier saw him still on the incline but no longer waving.

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Namaste,

Scott

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