Week Four of #ThursThreads brought some awesome stories! Huge thank you to all who entered in the first week of the New Year. 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 Morgan Kearns for reading through all the stories.
- Ryan Strohman | @rastrohman
- Rafe B | @etcet
- Bethany Lopez | @BethanyLopez2
- Craig Smith | @CraigWFSmith
- Wakefield Mahon | @WakefieldMahon
- Miranda Gammella | @MLGammella
- Jeffrey Hollar | @Klingorengi
- Lisa McCourt Hollar | @Jezri
- Toni Wyatt | @Toni1777
- Richard C Hale | @Richard_C_Hale
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Kat Halstead | @KatDVS
- Greg Nance | @acenance
- Robby Hilliard | @redshirt6
- Charles W Jones | @ChuckWesJ
- Jen DeSantis | @JenD_Author
- David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
- J. Whitworth Hazzard | @zombiemechanics
- Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
- Nellie Batz | @solimond
- Lenore Diane | @Lenore_Diane
- Wendy Russo | @wendysrusso
Morgan says: I'd like to thank Siobhan for this opportunity. I had so much fun reading the creativity you all put into your stories. It was really, I mean REALLY!, hard to choose a winner. Alas, Siobhan insisted I could only pick one winner. So, here goes...
Ryan Strohman | @rastrohman
Morgan says: I loved that the guy he was looking for used Milo as a disguise. I lol'd when he offered to send money!
Jeffrey Hollar | @Klingorengi
Morgan says: I felt an instant connection with the character. I'm gonna ask the question, just to be a smarta$$ ... What was the cause of death? LOL! ;)
Robby Hilliard | @redshirt6
Morgan says: "Sounds like first breakfast." Bwahaha!
Week Four Winner
Morgan says: I loved the interaction, the ying and yang, between Milo and Raphael. For the record, I agree with Raph, Milo's not all bad. When this is a full-length story let me know. I will be first in line!
TITLE: Best Friends FOREVER
“His name was Milo Scaggins,” said Milo Scaggins.
“Milo, are you seriously going to start with that nonsense again?” Raphael huffed over his venti mocha-soy-latte.
“I just… I want to hear it out loud how my story sounds. Ya’ know?” Milo stretched out his unnaturally long legs into the aisle of the coffee shop. His size-17 clod-hoppers disguised the cloven hooves underneath. He flicked a red-tinged fingernail at the barista and gave the young woman uterine cancer.
“Who is going to write a story about the least evil Arch-Devil of all time?” Raphael waved his hand and healed the redhead in Milo’s gaze. “And you should really talk to your father about changing your name. I mean… bloody awful.”
“He says it’s part of the ‘anger-building’ program. That’s why he’s always yelling at me too. Says I need to tap into my inner rage to really get EVIL. I think it just makes me more depressed, honestly.” Milo put two fingers together over his green tea and a fire magically started in the dumpster out back.
“You know, for a Devil, you’re really not a bad guy. If I wasn’t assigned to you, I’d hang out with you anyway.” A tiny tear ran from Raphael’s left eye and it began to rain outside. A compliment from a real live Angel. His father would be pissed.
“I’m evil Raph.”
“Sure you are, tough guy. Sure you are.” Raphael winked.
Milo smiled despite himself.
Congratulations J. Whitworth, Ryan, Jeffrey, and Robby! Claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it! :)
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