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FSF – Five Sentence Fiction – 6/13/13 – “Home” PG

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June 13, 2013 ~  hosted by  Lillie McFerrin

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

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FSF-Five Sentence Fiction

By Scott L Vannatter

6/12/13

Home

Jacob had settled on the bus, refusing anything else, using the hours to prepare himself for whatever might come along.

Alicia had never approved of his “service”; she felt he could have served his country at a desk without having to take the life of anyone else; he knew he needed more; they had fought the night he had left and had not spoken much since.

Almost four years was a long time; he missed her but had sent a message last week saying he would be there tonight and would leave if that’s what she wanted; his heart was heavy, but he still believed in what he had done, why he had been there.

The bus stopped in his small town’s station and he stepped down, looking for her, but trying not to; she was there, all three children in tow, tears streaming down her face.

She ran to him, taking him by the only arm he had left and hugged him tightly, her words slowly sinking in as she said, “That little girl you saved from the bomb got to go home, and I am so glad you did, too.”

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Namaste,

Scott

H-E-R-O-E-S

I have spent that last couple of weeks watching the final season of “Smallville”. Ten seasons! We had this show with us for ten years!

That’s without all the comics, movies, TV shows, and other materials covering the Man of Steel.

Well, this isn’t a review of the show, so don’t go anywhere yet. In fact, I won’t show a clip from any of those movies, nor say much else about Kal-El.

What I wanted to look at was the underlying reason why something created in the 50s is not only still around, but can command enough of our attention to grab us on a, basically, old story, and carry it on major TV for ten years.

Any ideas? Okay, no more suspense. Here’s my thoughts on the matter.

I believe that what we all truly like, at least what the majority of the people like, is the massive difference between Clark Kent, the nobody, and Superman, the Special. Superman is the underdog gone galactic; he is the person who struggles all the time with the problems of trying to be human and fit in when he can also stop bullets and move planets. He is our idea of a hero.

But, he is not the only hero around. In fact, there are a lot of them who are simply human. I have a list of my heroes. I wonder if they are yours, too (not really in order):

1) Jesus Christ
2) Helen Keller
3) Joan D’Arc
4) George Washington Carver
5) Mother Theresa
6) Ghandi
7) Daniel Boone
8) Rosa Parks
9) Isaac Asimov
10) Neale Donald Walsh

Now number ten, Neale, is probably someone none of you has heard of. He wrote the “Conversations with God” series and greatly influenced my current set of spiritual beliefs. He has been horribly labeled by the church; however, to me, he is a man who took his beliefs and sought to help others by showing them something different.

Jesus is number one on my list, but not because of His religious significance. I put Him there because he believed something that was not well thought of then, kept on speaking it out, and never once took a step away from that even when it meant death on a cross.

All of these people have that in common to me. They took a stand and use their own determination and endurance to continue on until they had done all they could do.


Who are your heroes? I would love to know that. Put them in the comments with the reason why if you can.
Perhaps, I will find a new hero to add to my list (by the way, that list is not all-inclusive!).
Namaste,
Scott

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