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Five Sentence Fiction – Spoiled – “What a Brat!” Rated PG13 – humorous

Lillie brings us, once again, “Five Sentence Fiction“.  This is a weekly flash fiction challenge in which Lillie provides a one-word prompt and we, the acceptors of the challenge, create a full story in just five sentences based on that one word.  This week’s word is “Spoiled”.  My story is below the picture.  The rest are >HERE<.  Enjoy!!!

Spoiled

“What a Brat!”

By Scott L Vannatter – March 9, 2015

I got married at 17 because my boyfriend, Sam, wanted to; I got pregnant at 18 because Sam thought it would be cool; I went to work at 2 jobs at 19 because Sam said we needed the money; we are in financial trouble because Sam thought his job was not paying him enough, so he quit.

If I say anything to Sam he ignores me and says I don’t understand; if I say something to his parents, they tell me I don’t love him enough; if I say something to my parents, they want no part of it; If I tell our friends, they tell me I am getting what I deserve.

I told Sam I wish I was smart enough to deal drugs and make all that easy money; I told Sam I wish I was smart enough to run a prostitution ring and have other people do all the work and I make all the money; I told Sam I wish I was brave enough to just kill the bad people who got in my way.

Sam started his new jobs six months ago; I turned State’s evidence last week.

I think I will like my new home in San Diego; I think I will like my new name, too.

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Namaste,

Scott L Vannatter

Friday Fictioneers – One Toke Over the Line – Rated R – Humorous

Rochelle brings us Friday Fictioneers and the picture prompt below.  My contribution is below the pic; the rest are >HERE<.  Enjoy!!!

Source: PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy Click Pic for Page – Reuse License Assumed

One Toke Over the Line

By Scott L Vannatter – 100 words

Galen watched as Henrietta moved the insect in circles as she spun her threads of death. He was amazed at how fast she worked and the pitch she was putting into her efforts.

“Getting done?” He called to the Widow in Black.

“Yes, Galen. I should have it all wrapped up in a minute.”

Ignoring the horrible pun, Galen continued. “That’s a bit different than usual.”

“Yeah, I’m rolling a roach.”

“But, that’s not…” Galen trailed off. He did not even know where to start this one. After her last big failure to search the web, he just stayed away.

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Namaste,

Scott

Short Review – “Side Effects”

Went to a movie today, followed by an early dinner.  Only thing wrong with it was that I ate so early (3:40pm) that I forgot to take my supper meds.  This caused my blood sugar to be up a bit when I got home later.  However, I was pleasantly surprised at how low it still was.  Makes me hopeful that things are improving some.

As for the movie, we went to see “Side Effects.”  It’s a good movie; in fact, much better than I thought it would be.  Stars Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  Both of them did a wonderful job and the movie was, at times, unpredictable.  It was listed as a drama and it was all of that.  I don’t believe in “spoilers” so I won’t tell it all to you, but here’s the basics:

The woman goes to pick her husband up at prison for inside trading.  They go home.  She becomes depressed and tries to kill herself.  Jude Law becomes her psych.  He prescribes meds for her depression.  If I tell you much more I will ruin the surprise, so – if you want more – spoilers are ahead, but only for the next part of the movie:

*Spoilers*

The woman goes on the meds and tries to kill herself.  Jude changes her meds.  Eventually, he helps in a trial test for a new drug and puts her on it.  She seems better but sleep walks.  Then, one night when husband comes home early, she kills him…rest is legal and very interesting…

Here is the clip.  I give this about 4 1/2 stars out of 5.  Slow in the beginning then takes off like a rocket.  Directed by Stephen Soderbergh.

Namaste,

Scott

It’s Just Plain Wrong and I am Really P*s**d

I was surfing a bit today, trying to read all the new posts and realizing I had accidentally followed a whole lot of posts that I didn’t mean to follow, just read. So, I am cleaning up, trying to figure out why this is “perfect” and I hit a site and read a post that leaves me…cold and angry. Here’s the post, but I will go ahead and talk about it and the problem.
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Teaching school is rough today, but what makes it especially rough is if you manage to keep your feelings of compassion and have to deal with the thugs, bullies, and other people (often, including parents and other teachers) who are either part of the problem or who ignore it.

Amanda Todd’s story, unfortunately, is not abnormal today.  We live in a society in which many people, both young and old, feel that hurting someone else is funny and a good source of entertainment.

I do not know all the reasons why bullies come to be; I am not a specialist in this field, but, in spite of legal changes being made, bullying is around way too much and is too effective at destroying the lives of our youth.

I think that one of the biggest reasons why it is totally out of hand is apathy and even a slight acceptance of it in our society and in schools.  It is apparent to me that it is going to take a lot of situations in which people who are bullies are made examples out of.  Then, it needs to stem back to the reasons they became bullies and that needs to be addressed in a serious fashion.

It does little good to put a few specials out there talking about bullying being a problem; it does little good to make it illegal  and have penalties if you are being a bully in school.  None of these do much good if the problem is ignored by the very people who are in charge of watching for the problem.

My understanding is that Amanda Todd did, eventually, kill herself over this problem.  She was, according to the clip, followed by this bully from school to school; he never let up.  She would begin to get a handle on things and he would strike again.

My need to know is why has he not been found and arrested?  Why has he not been put through the grinder for what he did to her?  Yes, there were a group of students in all the schools who badgered her and pushed her even further; however, if this one person had not started it; if this one person had not kept it up, she might have recovered and still be with us.

I get even angrier when I read how kids (people) on Facebook manipulated her by making such derogatory statements like “I hope she’s dead!” and others.  Why is that necessary?  Why is it that people have to egg on someone who is, obviously, having such problems?

School people are so impressionable and form clicks so readily.  “Follow the Leader” is very popular, even when the leader is a bully.

I realize that the people I am talking to on this blog, the people I will reach, will, almost totally, agree with me.  I know I am “preaching to the choir“, but I need to say this; I need to get this out of my system and feel as if I am doing something constructive to help rid the world of this problem.

I am not one to start movements; I am not one who will get into this in a huge way; I know it is just not me.  What I hope is that, by reading this, someone (or many ones) will be sparked to do, at least, what I have done, heck – reblog if you don’t want to rewrite, and speak out.

Amanda Todd deserved better and, if this helps even one person, then I will consider this all a success.

If you need help; if you need someone to speak to and no one seems to listen, then send me a comment, send me an email through my Gravitar.  I will try to help, whether it be to listen or to try to connect you to someone.  I care and there are others who care!  Please people, speak up here and in your blogs and throughout the world.  This is one post I would truly like to see the “views” go over several hundred!  That’s not up to me, though.  It is up to all of you out there!!!

One Amanda Todd lost is one too many.

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Namaste,

Scott

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