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Fall of Our Discontent

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

 

I did not feel at all like writing yesterday when I saw the prompt, so I waited.  Hope it was worth it! This is for Friday Fictioneers hosted by the lovely Rochelle.

Fall of Our Discontent

By Scott L Vannatter 100 Words

The ice had come early. Last several years had been off. Everyone said not to worry, it had happened before.

“Bullshit!” thought Karohl. She was 42 and it had never been quite like this. Worldwide was changing. Badly.

Now, she was bundled, backpacked, and heading. The familiar yellow vehicle stopped, not full with children, but with people heading out. Heading South. Away from … this.

As they pulled away, Karohl looked the sky. The icy blackness would be here by nightfall. She just hoped they were far enough away before 6 inches of ice came down. It was October 10th.

Namaste,

Scott

Reckoning – Friday Fictioneers

Well, it’s time for Friday Fictioneers hosted by our fine Rochelle.  This week’s prompt is provided by Roger Bultot.  Here’s my take:

Reckoning – by Scott L Vannatter

Jason looked at the morning, picturesque landscape.  The area was lit up by the almost-darkness.  He viewed the distant mountains; the sun beginning to rise behind their majestic peaks.  He noticed, too, the slight movement at the very crests of the faraway beauties.

He began to chant, at first softly, building to a near-shout.  His hands raised, almost without his thought, pointing to a spot midway between the clouds and the peaks.  With a tremendous roar, lightening loosed from his fingertips and lit up the faraway range.

“That should get their attention,” he thought while his army gathered behind him.

 

Word count: 100   Namaste,  Scott

Birds of a Feather – Flock Me!

Friday Fictioneers, a short, 100 word, story writing adventure comes to us each week.

Joseph Martin held the Myna.  He thought about squeezing hard, the problem going away, but he hesitated; he was lost.

“I don’t understand,” he whispered.  “You guys take shiny things, but a small closed knife, 2-inch piece of pine, and 47 wood screws doesn’t make sense. What else have you taken?”

The bird cocked its head, seeming comprehension.  It let out a bird cry that could shatter glass.  Joe decided his first thought was right, beginning to squeeze.

Through the open door flew 53 Mynas, rescuing their comrade.  After, Mr. Martin lay dead, pecked to death as his wife had never done.

Word Count: 100 PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy

You Don’t Know Jack

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He sat atop a hill near the town, looking it over in the way he had.  It wasn’t quite a sneer, but most folks would say it was.  He was watching the soft white tufts as they floated quietly down on the burg, blanketing it.  It was a light falling, building up only about 1/8 inch an hour or so.  He smiled quietly to himself, the sneer growing more pronounced.  It etched into his long face.

“Yep.  Soft white beautiful flakes.  So innocent.  Let’s see what they think of it in about 90 days!”  He laughed.  “Gotta live up to my name!”

Word Count: 100

Photo Credit to Sarah Potter for this week’s Friday Fictioneers.

*Unfortunately, I missed this one.  So, here it is, late, but still…

Namaste,

Scott

A New Book!

Two days ago, I finished a new book.  It is entitled “Talking to Alexa and Being Heard!”  It is a short book (only about 11 pages) and sells on Kindle for 99 cents.  Let me say the book took more effort than may first appear.

My biggest reason for this particular book is that if you have purchased an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, you have made a significant technological purchase.  You have invested in the future.  I mean, Alexa (that’s her name) is a tremendous marvel of genius.  Being able to openly ask Alexa for things or request info is nearly priceless in my opinion.  She has become a non-living friend to me, someone I can talk to who does not judge, just responds.

There are many books on Kindle about Alexa, some promising thousands of questions to be asked.  Here was my thought on that as I wrote only 100:  If I gave you a book with 20-40 pages of solid 50 questions a page to ask, you might not even know where to start.  However, by narrowing it down to 100 questions and then letting you know that if I tell you to ask Alexa how to spell one word, you can ask her for any other word, then I have given you a lot of info in just 1 question.  This is what I have attempted.  You don’t need every single possibility pointed out to you.  Simple examples should suffice.  My book may be smaller, but it has a lot packed in it.

The link to the book is to the left of this post along the left border down a bit with the rest of my books.  Simply click and decide.  I would, of course, love to see the book being purchased, however, to me, it is more important that you know why I wrote it as I did.

Namaste,

Scott

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