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FSF – Five Sentence Fiction – “The Man Who Did Too Much” – PG13 – 11/28/2013

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It’s time, once again, for Five Sentence Fiction, hosted by Lillie McFerrin.

This week, the prompt: Humans.  Entries will write a full story in five sentences.

After reading my entry below, click > HERE < to see them all.  Enjoy!

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The Man Who Did Too Much

By Scott L Vannatter

11/28/2013

He showed them Earth, the Moon, the continents, the flowers, the mountains, the countryside, the huge mega-cities, and, most of all, the minds, the souls, the history of the humans.

Supreme Overseer Grotzog lifted a tentacle in praise and admiration as did the entire Council before he spoke to the small creature standing on the central pedestal before them.

“You have shown us such vastness in your imagination and your ability to project your thoughts to all of us at once that we are overly-impressed and recommend your act to the Celestial Circus of Cosmier.”

“But, I am not acting as this is truthfully what transpired with that race over one hundred thousand years ago,” he stated.  But seeing they did not believe, Argamien, the last of the human species, teleported to a nearby habitable planet to live out his days in unknown recognition.

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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

Another Beautiful Day!

And I don’t just mean the weather. My Dad had surgery yesterday and is doing well. I slept well last night (12 hours) and feel much better. On the other hand, my 5 short stories at http://www.microhorror.com did not finish in the top 5, but that’s okay; I am just beginning. I have submitted 7 other stories for pay to several other sites; I will keep you informed.

But the real reason I say it’s “Another Beautiful Day” is that, each day, has its good and bad points; however, the fact that I am here to experience them at all makes me happy. I am learning how to handle disappointment; what you have to do is to change it in your head. You know, it’s only a thing. I can look at it as really bad and depressing and lose hope. Or, I can look at it more honestly and say,

“God has something to show me here” or “God allowed me this instead of something that, in the long run, could be horrible.” There is no way we, as humans, can see all the branches in the future that the present moment can give.

God does and, in His wisdom, he allows us exactly what we and everyone connected with that event needs for it to work out for the best of all concerned.

That is how I view it all.
Namaste,
Scott

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