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Five Sentence Fiction – Abandon – “Alone Again, Naturally” PG13

Lillie brings us Five Sentence Fiction.  My entry is below; the rest are >HERE<.   Enjoy!!!

Abandon

“Alone Again, Naturally”

Scott L Vannatter – January 25, 2015

The old, dilapidated mansion groaned quietly in the silence of the centuries.

Francesca sat on the empty floor of what used to be the main ballroom and sobbed wailing tears of abandon.

She screamed and no one came; yelled and no one answered; shrieked and listened only to silence return.

“Mama, what’s that horrible screeching sound coming from the old Banston house?” said Billae Joe, her dress dragging on the dusty road and causing a small whirlwind behind her.

“Dearest, that’s the ghost of Francesca Banston, who killed her lover in a fit of rage and jealousy and was cursed by his mother to reside forever alone in that house over one hundred and fifty years ago.”

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Namaste,

Scott

Friday Fictioneers – “Row, Row, Row!” Humorous PG13

Friday Fictioneers run by Rochelle!  See mine below and the rest > HERE<. Enjoy!!!

Source: PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Georgia Koch Reused license assumed. Click Pic for Page

Row, Row, Row!

By Scott L Vannatter – 100 Words

Derik looked out over the vastness of the ocean. Their dilemma made him more than a little nervous.

He looked at Cecil.

“What? You are still blaming me for the yacht going down, aren’t you?”

Derik answered with silence.

“I knew it! Well, it was an accident. The flare gun went off and the container of fuel…”

He began to lay down.

“Don’t!” Derik hollered, scaring him.

“What’s the matter?”

Don’t use the sleeping bag. It’s been two weeks and you look like a damn sandwich in it.”

“So? What are you….OWW!”

“Sorry, I tried to tell you.”

“Taste good!?”

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Namaste,

Scott

Five Sentence Fiction – Fresh – Rated PG13 – Humorous

Lillie McFerrin brings us Five Sentence Fiction and this week’s one-word prompt “Fresh.”  Below the pic is my contribution.  For the other stories, go >HERE<.  Enjoy!!!

Fresh

“There’s Just One Thing”

By Scott L Vannatter – January 4, 2015

Newman sat down softly on the concrete slabs beside the portal entry to the public library.

He really could not decide whether or not to be happy, sad, angry, or depressed; he just knew that, whatever he felt, it would not be enough.

He had managed to develop the newest, freshest way to meet new women, get their attention, and ask them out with a good chance of success; happy was a good word.

In fact, he had just asked out a beautiful brunette with stunning brown eyes, long hair, full lips, and what’s more, she had said “yes” when he mentioned dinner that night; yes, happy was a good word.

His memory, however, was a bit spotty and he realized soon after they had parted that he had not only forgotten her name and number, but could not even remember the restaurant where they were to meet nor the time; yes, depressed was a good word.

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Namaste,

Scott

Friday Fictioneers – “Bah” – Rated PG13 Humorous

Well, Christmas is here and I am sick with the flu.  While I recuperated, I thought I would create my weekly entry for Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers, 100 words (more or less) based on the photo prompt (below).  My contribution follows the prompt; the rest are >HERE<.  Enjoy!!!

Source: PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright -Björn Rudberg License for reuse assumed. Click pic for page.

“Bah”

By Scott L Vannatter (100 words)

Gifford walked quickly up the grassy steps. He had heard it; now, he wanted to see it. He slowed near the top and peeked. Yes, there it was in the distance. Magnificent specimen.

He approached slowly and quietly. He took a pic with his phone and took notes. It was about 3 feet long, green with photoluminescent pods creating a light red on its underbelly. The noise sounded like electrical lines out in the country. He was fascinated.

The creature turned and saw him. The noise grew and it shuffled toward him. He ran. It was the dreaded Christmas humbug.

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Namaste (and Merry Christmas),

Scott

Five Sentence Fiction – Glimmer – “Brave New World” PG13

Lillie brings us this week’s Five Sentence Fiction Prompt:  Glimmer – My contribution is below.  The rest are >HERE<.  Enjoy!!!

Glimmer

“Brave New World”

By Scott L Vannatter – December 21, 2014

Desirelle stepped out onto the vast alien landscape, the first astronaut to land on an Earth-like planet, and tipped her finger slightly, allowing the glimmer to issue forth from her index and glide forward in an ever-spreading glowing hue of blue.

The aura widened, covering all of the landscape within sight and beyond, blanketing the soil, curling around the rocks, causing the atmosphere itself to sparkle with intense energy.

The stones split; the dust raised into the air, spun, widened, and fell noiselessly back to the soil; and the nearby mountains shook and collapsed, rebuilding themselves into hills and plateaus.

The dervish moved more rapidly, the now-gathering wind reaching gale force, the sky darkened then lightened, water appearing to fill deeper holes created by the moving soil and dust.

After what seemed hours, things slowed and coalesced, the planet had in its entirety been remodeled and refitted for human habitation by this first visitor, a sorceress obsessed with eventual ruling over an entire global civilization.

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Namaste,

Scott

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