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FSF – Five Sentence Fiction – The Last Straw – Pieces 11/22/2013 Rated PG

Source: http://www.ipreferparis.net/2009/01/ Taken from FSF site – unrelated to story

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

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After reading my entry below (Scott V), please click > HERE < for the rest of the entries.  Enjoy!

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The Last Straw

By Scott L Vannatter

He picked up the items and tried to manage a smile, but could not.

I mean, really, he wondered if they had been worth the price:  he had actually lost pieces of himself in this mess.

Then, she found him and, with some reluctance, he handed the precious relics to her.

She smiled, holding them at arm’s length to get a good view and so he could see her smile beaming at him.

“Just remember,” he said, brushing the loose straw from his outfit, “you need to click the heels and say ‘there’s no place like home’ three times for them to work.”

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FSF – Five Sentence Fiction – “Flowers” – “Off from Poppyland” PG13

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:  Flowers

Read the rest here  —-> Flowers <——

Off from Poppyland

By Scott L Vannatter

The motley crew, one by one, began to drop to their knees, each succumbing to the scented nectar of the poppies all around them.

The Tin man first, his clanking heard round the empire, followed by the lion who, for his entire cowardliness, managed to fall asleep in front of everyone.

The scarecrow nested among his own limbs of straw softness; Dorothy lying in his arms.

Lastly, the skinny little runt of a dog managed to nose off the crimson slippers and step into them with a “tap” “tap” “tap”.

“Heading back, homies,” he growled, fading into the afternoon sun.

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Namaste,

Scott L Vannatter

We’re off to See the Wizard…

Went to the movies with a friend today.  I texted and said, “I want to see OZ.”  So, we did.  I am not certain exactly what I was expecting or even wanting, but it sounded good.  Besides, with both Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis and directed by Sam Raimi?  What’s not to like?  It’s a kid’s movie if you considered the original “Wizard of Oz” truly a kid’s movie.  I more or less felt like the lion when he jumped through the window.  The movie was scary for a kid.  Evil flying monkeys, green evil witch, pull out the stuffings of a living scarecrow, and all so a little girl could kill a witch and go home.  I know it’s not much compared to the movies today.  Heck, it’s not much compared to even regular TV (if there is such a thing) today.

But, back to our original story (no, not that one – Oz, the Great and Powerful).  I don’t like spoilers, so I will only say this:  It is much easier to write a prelude when the second part is already done.  All the details fit together well.  It is written and acted in much the same way as the original “Wizard of Oz.”  It is hokey, corny, and just as over-the-top.  However, it has one thing going that the original never had – CGI.  And, boy, did they pour that on!  I was very happy with most of the special effects and, I have to admit, the kid in me came out and zeroed in on the story plot and hung right with it.  When it was over (130 minutes), I was a bit worn-out.  The cast and writers and all managed to take something that you already knew how it was going to come out and twisted it tight enough to make you hold your breath at times.

I don’t know what the rest of you would say about it, but I give it just shy of 4 1/2 stars and I may be under crediting it.  Have some fun; be a kid; go see it.  It’s a big picture. And, no, I didn’t see it in 3D.  My friend doesn’t like 3D and, with my double vision, it’s kinda wasted on me.

Extra note:  I told Zoe that I would post a pic of the painting of hers that I won some time ago when I got it framed.  It is hung right near the poem “Lovely Death” that I won from another blogger who I will not name as she had some problems and had to move her blog and make it more private.  Here are a couple of pics:

I get to see them every day.

I get to see them every day.

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My camera is crooked not the poem!

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Namaste,

Scott

Friday Fictioneers – Where, Then? – Genre: Humorous

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Where, Then?

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Dale walked around the torn-up yard and the nearly collapsed barn.  He looked everywhere.  June, finally, stopped him.

“What are you doing?”  She said.

“Looking.”

“I can see that.  What are you looking for?”

“Well, the house is gone.  I was looking for the owners.”

“Gone.  I told you all this.  It’s a great buy and we won’t have to tear everything down.”

“Yeah, you told me.  You said a girl and her aunt, three uncles, and a dog, right?”

“That’s right.  The tornado took the house.”

“Well, it could be worse.”

“How so?”

“At least, we’re not in Kansas.”

Beauty lies within yourself

The only impossible journey in life is you never begin!! ~Tanvir Kaur

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