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Five Sentence Fiction: Conflict – “A Conflict in Nature” PG – Humorous

Lillie McFerrin does it again!  “Conflict” is this week’s prompt word for Five Sentence Fiction.  Mine is below.  Click >Here< for the rest.  Enjoy!

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Conflict

“A Conflict in Nature”

By Scott L Vannatter – 8/29/2014

It had been innocent enough when he had gotten the idea and tried it out without thinking it all through.

Granger was moving very quickly for an almost forty-year-old who had not run more than a block in nearly fifteen years; he hardly noticed the shortness of breath and the leg pains.

You would think that two creatures so absorbed in their own doings would not pay any attention to a man wearing camouflage and taking no-flash pictures from nearly fifty feet away.

He could hardly be blamed for the monkey shrieking in the tree above where he happened to be hiding behind in order to get the best shot angle.

The lion and the gorilla had been getting ready to fight to the death, but when lunch calls…

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Namaste,

Scott

Friday Fictioneers – Attention, Please – Humorous – PG

Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, gives us an opportunity to create 100 +/- word stories based on the photo prompt.

After reading mine below, click > HERE < for the rest.   Enjoy!!!

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright-Ted Strutz

 

Attention, Please!

by Scott L Vannatter – 100 Words

 

“Now, Mr. Saleno, please just look out the window at the beautiful scenery while I fix your tooth.”

Joe Saleno decided to do just that: distract himself so as not to be nervous.

He looked out the Dentist’s window.

He saw the boat realizing it had a bridge;

He looked at the truck thinking it might have a drill in the back;

The house had steps that looked like teeth and the paint was probably enamel-based.

“Mr. Saleno, please stop!”

Joe stopped looking out the window (which had a pane, by the way) and realized he had bit the dentist.

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Namaste,

Scott

Five Sentence Fiction: Marriage

Time for Five Sentence Fiction hosted by Lillie McFerrin.  Five sentences, one story, many entries.  Read mine below, then >Here< Enjoy!

He loved her with all his heart, soul, mind, and body.

Robert knew that he could give her so much more than that other guy; he could give her all the things that truly counted:  love, dedication, affection, memories, as full a life as she could ask for.

He knew it had not been very long, but the longer he waited the more he knew it had to be true and it had to be now;  he wanted her dearly.

He would have married her, given her his all, but he cried himself to sleep knowing it simply could not be.

After all, the book was great, and she was Elizabeth Bennet.

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Namaste,

Scott

Friday Fictioneers – Arch(ed) Eyebrows – Humorous – PG13

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields and uses the prompt below (this week) for its various 100 word (+/-) stories.  Read mine after the pic and then click > HERE < for the rest.   Enjoy!!!

Source: PHOTO PROMPT Copyright -Jennifer Pendergast

Arch(ed) Eyebrows

By Scott L Vannatter – 100 words

Morton Hammerall, in classic form, walked to the dais near the center of the arch and faced into the courtyard.

He began by giving his prepared speech. First, was the acceptance and the humility of that acceptance. Next, came the reasons for his being chosen in the first place.

Third, was his recognition of all those who had helped him reach this pinnacle of his spiritual and leadership existence.

He spoke loudly and strongly with great devotion and humbled thankfulness. He raised his arms for the applause.

It was then he fully realized that he was facing the wrong way.

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Namaste,

Scott L Vannatter

 

Flash Friday – “Night Delivery” Rated PG13

Rebekah Postupak, once again, brings us Flash Friday, a 140-160 double-prompt based collections of tales.  Please take a moment and read mine, below, then click > HERE < for the rest.  Enjoy!!!

Picture prompt (below) and the word “treasure”.

 

source: Gare du Nord, Paris. CC Photo by Elliot Gilfix.

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Night Delivery (159 words)

His soft footsteps echoed down the nearly empty train station. It was the time of night in which only those not wishing to be noticed were around. The security guard carried the valise closely to his person, perhaps a little too close. Those looking would surely see in his gait and mannerisms the tendency to show a treasure without being able to see it. Those same dark, silhouettes of the ne’er-do-wells leaned as if smelling the contents with their eyes.

The protector of the bag allowed his eyes to dart back and forth through the murky near-fog spilling down into the bowels of the station, tainting the air with the stench of the previous day. Those eyes looked for the final destination and, finding it, urged through mental effort, for the feet to cover the distance quickly.

“Did you bring it?” The classy broad asks of the nervous man.

“Yeah. Next time don’t leave the laundry in the dryer.”

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Namaste,

Scott

 

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