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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

FF – Friday Fictioneers – Bridge the Gap – Science-fiction/humorous – 3/12/2014 PG

Welcome to Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields.  My 100 word entry for the pic prompt below follows the picture.  For the rest, click > HERE <.  Enjoy!!!

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copyright – Adam Ickes

Bridge the Gap

By Scott L Vannatter – 100 words

Dave had run for more than 10 minutes.  He looked down the bridge at the red tent.  He was no closer.  He started running again.  With each step the tent moved forward then back.  He stopped, gasping for air.  His first thought was that if this was real science fiction, he could just picture being there and he would be.

He looked.  Now, he was inside the red tent!  “OMG!” he thought. “It does work.  I could visit the Himalayas by just thinking about…”  Wearing Bermuda shorts and flip-flops was no way to visit the mountains…and it was slick there.

Flash Friday – 150 Words – “A Take on ‘A Bridge Too Far'” – Rated PG13

Fairy walking bridge, Huangshang, China. Photo by Jesse Varner.

Time again for Flash Friday hosted by Rebekah Postupak.  This week – a 150 word (exactly) story based on the photo prompt above.  After reading by entry, click > HERE < to see the rest of the entries.  Enjoy!

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Jalinth found a small handhold in the cliff’s nearly sheer side and pulled himself up another foot.  He then lodged his foot in a crevice to give his hand and arms some relief.  He had been doing this over and over for hours now, trying to gain access to the bridge path near the half-way point of the mountain.

His arms and legs ached and he felt so near the point of exhaustion that his breathing would hitch every few intakes.  His mind whirled and he started the ordeal again.

With herculean effort, he pulled himself up to where his eyes cleared the edge.  Not daring to smile lest the energy sap him completely and he fall to his death, he swung over and onto the two-foot wide ledge at the bridge.  He translated the Chinese lettering on the pass itself, written in bold red strokes:

Bridge Out

He cried.

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Namaste,

Scott

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