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1 Shade of Amber

Friday Fictioneers entry for the week.


“Really, Naomi, just leave it and someone will return for them.”  Cylene took the ink pen from her mouth, pointed toward the decorated mug and sunglasses. ”  She returned pen to mouth.

Naomi hissed. “I know, for your information, I was more concerned the table is not clean.”  Cylene was unconcerned about such things.

The truck stop door tinkled, both looked as a god entered.  He was about six two, 30ish, flowing hair, and built.  Naomi and Cylene tensed pleasantly.

“Ah, there they are,” he whispered, reaching for forgotten items.  His hand brushed Cylene’s; she blushed; he noticed.

Their eyes met, Cylene let some air escape her mouth, pen falling.  He took her hand, leading toward the bathrooms.  Cylene never glanced at Naomi, but he did, barely.

Naomi saw meadows and starlit pastures.  After a second, shaking her head, reached in her purse, pulling out a small, long,pointed wooden object.

She wasn’t certain those were fangs she saw, but never hurt to be careful.  She headed toward the bathroom as the door finished closing.

Word Count: 174 , photo credit to shivamt25.

Five Sentence Fiction – Trust – “All’s Fair” Rated PG13

Lillie, once again, brings us Five Sentence Fiction.  Stories created from the one-word prompt and having only five sentences start to finish. This week’s word is:  Trust.  My story contribution is below; everyone else’s is > HERE < Enjoy!!!


“All’s Fair”

By Scott L Vannatter – December 7, 2014

Sandra watched as Joel left Michelle and walked into his apartment; she especially watched how he looked at Michelle as they kissed goodbye.

She wanted that affection so very much and was willing to take…every step necessary.

Sandra opened the canister she had purchased from Gilda and removed a large chunk of the ill-smelling creme so she could mix it with the hairs she had “borrowed” from Sandra’s comb.

Rubbing the awful mix into a lotion-like substance, Sandra rubbed it all over her hands, face, hair, and even under her clothing, feeling a definite tingle throughout the process.

Standing behind the corner of a building, she changed clothing into something she had again “borrowed” at Michelle’s and walked toward the apartment building as a “new” woman.




FF – Trivial Pursuit

Ah, time for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  A small 100 (+/-) word creation based on a picture prompt.  This week is below along with my entry.  Click > HERE < for the rest.  Enjoy!!!

Source: PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy


Trivial Pursuit

By Scott L Vannatter (100) words


Carol spent a lot of time lately with her tablet. She ran late hours; feet slippered properly; and eating her favorite snack of Peanut Butter, Parmesan Cheese, and Onion Bits on crackers. Her work consisted of creating digital pictures of her innermost thoughts and desires, tailored to be rated PG13 or better. Her latest trek into her mental travelogue had her in a small Chinese junk moving across cold waters, approaching ice-covered waves, and heading toward a snow-crested mountain far in the distance. What she wondered was if anyone would notice the oddly-shaped creature pursuing her, kinda like Billy Parsons?




Friday Fictioneers – Early Morning Blessing – Romance – PG13

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields brings us Friday Fictioneers – 100 words (+/-) to make a complete story based on the prompt.

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

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Erin Leary

Early Morning Blessing

By Scott L Vannatter – 100 words

Nell looked out across the early-morning field rich in color yet vision-strained by wisps of fog. She had not slept the night past, instead fidgeting and worrying lest God decide to halt the day’s progress and the morning not arrive. Up at first light, Nell ran through the dew, dampening her day dress and allowing the early temperature to chill her feet and legs.

She cared not; she stared holes into the mist, searching for movement. When she spied it far down the path, her mind told her to be certain. Yes, a horse and that striped hat! Josiah comes!




FSF-Five Sentence Fiction – “May We Direct Your Attention” Romance – PG

FSF – Celebration

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.

FSF – Five Sentence Fiction-Celebration

Please read my story listed below, then click > Here < for the rest of the stories.


“May We Direct Your Attention”

By Scott L Vannatter

Oct 3, 2013

Sarah steps onto the red carpeted stage at the International Celebration of Technology with a rose in her hand and applause ringing in her ears from the packed audience attending the event.

She saunters to the podium fully prepared to render a speech about the history of technology and the aim toward a future of paperless business and computerized appendages.

As she clears her throat, she sees Marshal, her love of three years, step onto the stage and walk determinedly toward her with fire in his eyes, and she prepares to ask him to leave.

He comes up to her side, drops to one knee, and pulls a ring from his pocket; she is stunned.

Her speech is momentarily forgotten as Marshal declares his undying love for her, asks for her hand in marriage, and waits passionately for the answer to come from her shaking form.




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