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Revolt!

No, I have not gone renegade and am prompting for a war.  “Revolt” is a recently-release movie in the Netflix site under Science Fiction.

I don’t believe much in spoilers, so I will keep it brief.

You need to watch this if you are okay with violence, some bloody scenes, and enjoy a great story with pretty decent actors.

I give it a 4 of 5 stars.  It ranks up there pretty high for me.  I love B movies (Heck, I even like C movies), but this one is a cut above those.

It will have you sad and cheering and hoping and holding your breath.

It got better as the film progressed and had a dynamite ending.

Rated “R” for violence, it has my thumbs up.

Namaste,

Scott

What Pegman Saw – Fukushima, Japan

This photo prompt is part of the “What Pegman Saw“.  Visit if you are so inclined.

 

Shidey sat comfortably in the cushioned seat of his new, well kinda new, Schwinn two-wheeler.  He was doing that no-hands pedaling, just leaning back enjoying the view riding.  And, what a view it was!  Fukushima, Japan, 2041.  He had been here with his parents when the alarms sounded.  There were no real bunkers in this radioactive city.  They had done all they could, hiding in a building as full of metal as they could find.

The bombs had been aimed carefully, many had gotten through defenses.  The entire world was racked by the worst devastation man had dealt out.  Earth was a forgiving mistress, but, this time, she allowed Mankind to reach to about  1/2% before letting him live.

Shidey looked at the two-headed birds and the five-footed cat.  He found it both strange and wonderful that this already radioactive city was now one of the few refuges left on the planet.

 

Word Count:  150

Namaste,

Scott

Reckoning – Friday Fictioneers

Well, it’s time for Friday Fictioneers hosted by our fine Rochelle.  This week’s prompt is provided by Roger Bultot.  Here’s my take:

Reckoning – by Scott L Vannatter

Jason looked at the morning, picturesque landscape.  The area was lit up by the almost-darkness.  He viewed the distant mountains; the sun beginning to rise behind their majestic peaks.  He noticed, too, the slight movement at the very crests of the faraway beauties.

He began to chant, at first softly, building to a near-shout.  His hands raised, almost without his thought, pointing to a spot midway between the clouds and the peaks.  With a tremendous roar, lightening loosed from his fingertips and lit up the faraway range.

“That should get their attention,” he thought while his army gathered behind him.

 

Word count: 100   Namaste,  Scott

Friday Fictioneers – Picture of the Present – Apocalyptic Fiction – PG13

Rochelle Friday Fictioneers – Mine below – rest > HERE < You get the idea…now, enjoy!

Source: PHOTO PROMPT Copyright- The Reclining Gentleman Click on pic for page

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Picture of the Present

By Scott L Vannatter – 100 words

Perry stopped to look at the long table of pictures set up in front of the scene. The first showed the lake in all its glory spread to the winds, the picturesque nature all around. The scenes then progressed, showing the lake as a few homes went up, then a dock, pier, buildings, a small town, big town, now a city, on and on, until now.

Perry picked up his satchel, took out his brush and paints, and began. It was so difficult to paint the current scene, so much had happened since the last war, not enough brown paint…

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Namaste,

Scott

Five Sentence Fiction – Wheels – “A Body in Motion” – Rated PG13 – Humorous

Lillie and her prompts!  Five Sentence Fiction offers another week of flash fiction.  Mine is below, the rest are > HERE < Enjoy!!!

Five Sentence Fiction – Wheels

“A Body in Motion”

By Scott L Vannatter September 22, 2014

“Load the cannon, shoot the cannon; load the cannon, shoot the cannon!” thought private Clearmont as he filled the monstrosity with both powder and a 16 pound iron ball.

It was bad enough that the other two soldiers helping him had run off, but this was his first time at really firing one of the things.

He had pointed the contraption in the general direction and allowed for distance to the enemy’s front line.

He stood behind the cannon and lit the fuse, too late remembering that there needed to be blocks behind the wheels when firing this far.

As the cannon shot backwards with the blast and he felt his body lifting through the air, all he could think of was that he was a private and they could not bust him down any farther.

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Namaste,

Scott

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