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Submission to Sammi

I am trying a bit to get back into the writings such as Flash Friday.

This week, I am attempting the prompt of 136 Words exactly, including the prompt word “barricade”.

Thank you for reading.

Submission to

Sammi Cox

 

Help of the Vile

She stepped onto the balcony overlooking the square. Her people, she wasn’t their queen but nonetheless, milled about, oblivious to the danger. How long had she feared this day? How true was the vision? She knew the answer. Regardless, she had to try.

She looked up, as if she could, literally, see the impending doom falling from the heavens. There was no Zeus to stop this, only her tiny body to block the cataclysm.

She began the incantations, putting the ingredients from her vision into the incense burner. She inhaled deeply, continued the old language speech. Her body twisted and lifted into the air.

Her incorporeal form shot through the sky, becoming a barricade to the hurtling meteor. The 300 ton rock deflected, missing Earth. Neither it nor the witch Magnemna would trouble the planet again.

-136 words minus the title

 

Namaste,

Scott

Five Sentence Fiction – “Forgotten” – Overlooked – Rated PG13

Lillie brings us this week’s Five Sentence Fiction prompt:  Forgotten.  Mine is below; the rest are >HERE< Enjoy!

Forgotten

“Overlooked”

By Scott L Vannatter – February 26, 2015

She walks slowly and a bit unsteadily down the avenue, carrying all her worldly belongings with her, dropping her umbrella and being way too tired to retrieve it.

Her hopes and dreams have come with her; they are her only currency to make it in this bitter, dirty world.

A man steps from the shadows and approaches her, knowing all too well she is overly-tired and will not run away.

He gives her his oft-made speech about success and money and all she has to do is…

She, like thousands of almost nameless young girls disappear, their hopes and dreams a poor defense against the predators lurking and waiting.

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Namaste,

Scott

Friday Fictioneers – “A-Maze-Ing” Rated PG13 Humorous

Rochelle brings you Friday Fictioneers.  My story after the pic; the rest are >HERE<.  Enjoy!!!

Source: PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Melanie Greenwood Reuse License Assumed. Click pic for page.

“A-Maze-Ing”

By Scott L Vannatter – 100 Words

 

The whole thing is: it’s not very funny.

Oh, you might think so, what with everyone laughing so hard.

Everyone, that is, but Tommy.

He can’t help having gotten lost in the simple hedge maze for over 4 hours.

I mean it does look quite easy and the average solve time is stated at 7 minutes.

Still, it all comes down to a matter of science, well anatomy, at least.

See Tommy has a problem. He came to the maze to prove it was not a problem, but …

Ahem, Tommy, you must understand, is only three foot ten inches…

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Namaste,

Scott

Flash Friday – “Thoughts of Days Gone By” – 200 Words – 10/11/2013 – PG13

Dog on Colma di Mombarone. Photo by Dan Fador.

Flash Friday is here again!  Rebekah is host and has given us the above beautiful picture to attribute a story to of 190-210 words.

Please read my entry below, then click > here < to see the rest in the comment section of her post.

Thanks and Enjoy.

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Thoughts of Days Gone By

By Scott L Vannatter – 200 Words

@SVBookman

Marty-Boy, with a dripping tongue and a sad face, looked over the majestic vista.  His eyes took in the splendor and his heart held the rapture that his animal soul might not have.  Dogs like him did not cry, so the moisture at the edge of each eye must have been condensation in the chill.  His frosty breath was all that gave evidence that he was not a statue; he looked for predator, knowing he might not have escaped unseen.

Evolution had been good to the various dog breeds on Earth during the last several hundred years.  The return of the dragons proved to be too much for mankind to handle; the war had been devastating to both man and beast.  When dragons proved the final victor, most other animals had taken to hiding from the fire-breathers.  Marty-Boy was not certain that dragons were evil; he just knew that they did not like dogs because they hung with men.

Marty-Boy’s intelligence was triple what it had been before the nuclear weapons had been used to fight the dragons.  The waste of the planet had not yet reached these mountain heights.  He was safe … for now and waited for others.

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Namaste,

Scott

Friday Fictioneers – 6/7/2013 – “Invasion, Seriously!” – PG – Genre: Sci-fi

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Friday Fictioneers – 6/7/2013

Invasion, Seriously

By Scott L Vannatter

6/5/13

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“Come on, you gotta see this!”  Cal hollered at Rem.

They climbed to an overlook of the valley.  Below were a hundred spaceships.

The aliens were part elephant, giraffe, tiger, and zebra.

“See?”  Cal turned to see Rem rolling on the ground laughing, his shirttail out, and his shoes falling off.

“That’s their best weapon!  They are totally disarming!”

He continued to look as Rem began to turn red and choke a bit on his own spit as he bellowed.

“They will walk all over us,” sighed Cal as he turned back, leaving the snorts and giggles in the background.

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Namaste,

Scott

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