Friday, January 13, 2012

#ThursThreads - Week Five - Winners

Week Five of #ThursThreads had some terrific tales! Huge thank you to all who entered this week. It was great to see all of you and read your tales. And it was great to have some new "faces" join us. Another huge thank you to judge Tom Keller for reading through all the stories.

  • Charles W Jones | @ChuckWesJ
  • Toni Wyatt | @Toni1777
  • Bethany Lopez | @BethanyLopez2
  • Wakefield Mahon | @WakefieldMahon
  • Ryan Strohman | @rastrohman
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Jeffrey Hollar | @Klingorengi
  • Rafe B | @etcet
  • Corgzilla
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Robby Hilliard | @redshirt6
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Richard C Hale | @Richard_C_Hale
  • @LupusAnthropos
  • Daniel Swensen | @surlymuse
  • Lenore Diane | @Lenore_Diane
  • Nellie Batz | @solimond
  • Stevie McCoy | @theglitterlady
  • Rik Davnall | @eatthepen
  • Miranda Gammella | @MLGammella
  • Lisa McCourt Hollar | @Jezri

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions
Tom says: I could see a lot of Sam in my own dog, lol.

Wakefield Mahon | @WakefieldMahon
Tom says: I gotta give Wakefield an Honorable Mention for his use of the prompt. It was a fun, sexy story.

Richard C Hale | @Richard_C_Hale
Tom says: I really liked Richard C Hale's story. That damn elevator scared the crap out of me as well.

Tom says: "Business first then we'd talk romance. I wanted my guns back." I liked the fighting cyborg-mage idea. Spitting out a tooth was also a nice touch.

Week Five Winner
Ryan Strohman | @rastrohman

Tom says: I really liked @rastrohman's story. That one moved me and I could really feel for the character.

“Here you are, in all your glory. Tie just right. Shirt fitting perfectly, outlining those muscles. You’re tall and handsome, and you have a winning smile. You look great, and yeah, you’re worth a million bucks. You know that? You can tackle anything. And you want to know something else? You will take the bull by the horns and come out of here grinning with the thought of knowing you did it. People may say you lack character or charisma, that you maybe aren’t brave enough to do something like this, but sure you are, tough guy. You are a born winner, and you can accomplish anything.”

“Hey buddy, quit talking to yourself and move it. You’re holding up the line.”

He turned and glared back at the sour old man, then took a step forward. Time to shine.

“Hi, can I help you?” she asked, smiling cheerfully.

“Yes, my name is Reggie, and I have severe agoraphobia. I’m trying new medication though, and this is my first time out of my house in seven years. Ahem. I’d like a hamburger and a small Coke please.”

As she smiled awkwardly and called out the order, he whispered to himself, “You did it, Reggie. You did it!”

Congratulations Ryan, Lupus, Wakefield, Richard, and Corgzilla! Claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it! :) 

Pass on the great news on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, shiny mirrors, Morse Code, and signal flags. Check out all the stories here and I hope to see you all back next week for #ThursThreads. :)

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