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Five Sentence Fiction – Prompt: Words

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie 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 weekWords

Don’t confuse this with Friday Fictioneers!  That is 100 words from a photo prompt.  Go here for that.  For FSF click on the above pic (after you read my story!).

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In a Word: Armageddon

It had been scary, then exhilarating, when people discovered that Frank Herbert had been right: words did carry physical power; they could kill or destroy.

The wars started with those who would rule the world sending armies yelling hateful words at a city or at armed forces, and the energy generated by the awful words would level the field, destroying everything in its path.

No one knew what to do; it seemed that the entire earth was going to be decimated and overrun by the mongers of hate and destruction.

Then, one city stood firm and resisted totally the full efforts of the enemy, and their methods were copied by the free and good world.

The enemy’s full destructive force was nullified totally by the thousands of people in the city who had banded together in hope and were singing joyfully at the tops of their lungs; the world would be saved, once again, by love.

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Namaste,

Scott

4:44

I watched an interesting movie today:  4:44 (R-rated, um not for the kiddies and, no, the picture above is not from the movie – I just liked it!).

It is an apocalyptic movie.  I love those.  It stars Willem Defoe and Shanyn Leigh.   You know by now that I don’t like spoilers, so I will not tell you the end at all.  As for the rest, you would have to watch it and then there might be spoilers, but it is like that.  You just don’t know what you might get out of it and what you might concentrate on while you watch.

The movie is about Al Gore (wow!) being right.  The ozone layer falls completely apart, basically, or will, at 4:44Am.  The movie is mostly about Willem and Shanyn, a Bohemian couple who learn a lot about themselves and each other as the time approaches.

What fascinated me was the concept that, not only did we know within seconds when the world would end, but it was almost totally accepted.  No major person was denying it.  It was what it was and couldn’t be stopped.  Therefore, everyone did things knowing there was no tomorrow.  Oh, there were some in denial, Willem’s ex-wife, for instance.  However, almost all people had this aire about them that just said, “Tomorrow is not coming for me.”

It was not a horribly fast-paced movie.  That wasn’t what this was about.  I had trouble focusing on it a lot because I kept thinking about what I might do if I truly knew.  I mean, think about it, we are done.  There will not be tomorrow, so just live for this one day.

What would you do?

What would you do differently?

Who would you want to be with?

What would you say?

All of this kept going through my head.  Once acceptance to a certain death sets in, I think you have an entirely different perspective.  You know, so there is no escaping it.  I wonder if you live more or less.

I know I would deal better with it now than I would have before the stroke.  I understand death better than I did then and I am not, particularly, afraid of it.  I don’t want it to come, but if it was coming, I would hope I could handle it better.

It is a 2012 movie, but seems older.  The filming looked older.  I give it 3 1/2 stars.  I enjoy a bit more action in a movie.  This one was almost straight drama.  Good, but not totally my cup of tea.  If you like a good story plot and development as well as thought-provoking scenes…watch it.

Namaste,

Scott

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