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Five Sentence Fiction: Vindictive “Take It Back!” Genre: Various Rated: PG13

Once again Lillie brings us Five Sentence Fiction.  This is a complete story written in five sentences from a one-word prompt.  This week is “Vindictive” .  My story is below the pic; the rest are >HERE<  Enjoy!!!


“Take It Back”

By Scott L Vannatter – March 16, 2015

“Well, you are!  You are!  You are …stupid!”

Bobby yelled at Franci as he skipped toward home.

Franci, for her part, began to shake; her eyes grew dark, and her voice grew louder as she screamed “Take IT… BACK!”

Clouds formed into almost funnels; the sky grew heavy; the electricity crackled; Bobby had time for a short squeal before he, quite literally, exploded and all grew quiet once again.

Franci looked at the tattered remains of Bobby’s clothing lying on the side walk and managed an “I told you so!” before heading back to the castle for more lessons.




Friday Fictioneers – Desolation – Sci-fi/Humor PG13

Well, Carolyn is done – on to the next thing!  Friday Fictioneers hasn’t changed.  Still hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, it is a 100 word (more or less) story.  After reading my answer to the prompt below, please click > HERE < for the rest of the entries.  Enjoy!!!

Copyright – Danny Bowman

David glanced around.  The world of New York City, lights, busyness, and noise was gone.  All of it was gone.  In its place was…nothing.  Well, just sand, grass, and the expansive sky.  He had never seen so much blue.  The sun glared; the sand burned right through his loafers.  He scratched his head and the sand was already laced through it.

“Dang!” he thought.  “Those dating sites aren’t worth it.  I don’t understand… “Then, he did.  He thought back and he did.  When it said “occupation: witch”, he had laughed.  Perhaps, he should not have done that on the date.




Friday Fictioneers – 5/10/2013 – Genre: Horror-Humor PG13

Friday Fictioneers – 5/10/2013

“What Women Want”

by Scott L Vannatter

The woman at the counter was not the owner.  She walked out, warts, scraggy hair, stereotypical.   She looked me up and down.  Frowned.

“Yes?” she rasped.

“I need something to make me what women want.”  I was nearly whisper-shouting.

She reached left, getting a small bottle of bluish liquid.

“$200,” she stated simply.

I threw the bills at her and drank the brew greedily.  It bubbled when I opened it and tasted like the back end of an old monkey.

There was a small poof and where he had been was a small cute kitten.

“It’s what they want,” she hissed.


I, normally, use the word counter in Word; this time I used the one in WP; it says 100 for just the story – no title.  The two were off a word or two.  Not sure why.



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.


My camera is crooked not the poem!




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