Friday, July 20, 2012

#ThursThreads - Week 31 - Winners

Week 31 of #ThursThreads had some great tales and many new folks joined us! Thanks to all who entered this week. I'm honored to see all of you and read your stories. And it was great to have some new "faces" join us along with our returning regulars. Great thanks also goes to judge Lisa McCourt Hollar for reading all the tales.

  • Kimberly Gould | @Kimmydonn
  • Robin Abess | @Angelique_Rider
  • Theresa Breaux | @theresabreaux
  • Olivia Grambo | @KelseyPotter13
  • Stevie McCoy | @theglitterlady
  • Jeff Xilon | @JXilon
  • Rebecca Allen | @RGraceAllen
  • Elaine Hillson | @tollykit
  • Sarah Aisling | @SarahAisling
  • Cameron Lawton | @CameronLawton
  • Rebekah Postupak | @postupak
  • Mike E Miller | @MikeEMillerBook
  • Charles W Jones | @ChuckWesJ
  • Jalisa Blackman | @J_M_Blackman
  • Alissa Leonard | @lissajean7
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Mark Ethridge | @LurchMunster
  • David Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • Nellie Batz | @solimond
  • Nanette Pitts | @nanettePITTS
Lisa says: Wow, this wasn’t an easy decision. So many great stories, so many twists on the prompt; I loved them all.Thank you for allowing me to judge! I had a lot of fun reading all the stories

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions

Robin Abess | @Angelique_Rider
Lisa says: This started out as a simple story about betrayal. As I’m reading it I think she was having an affair. Then the twist at the end caught me by surprise. Not such a simple story after all. I would love to read more, find out just what Joey’s story is.

Cameron Lawton | @CameronLawton
Lisa says: The story put me in mind of I, Robot, one of my favorite technology movies. From the way she kept referencing the husband, I was expecting the robot to be worse, especially after it mentions the ‘defect’.  The ending made me laugh and couldn’t have been better.

Rebekah Postupak | @postupak
Lisa says: I wonder who her husband was and why she wanted him dead. Who is Jamir? And the last line, so bitter sweet.
Week 31 Winner

  Lisa says: This is the story that I wanted to read over and over again. I loved the fun names, the stories he offered to tell… I wanted more. I see the beginning of an epic fantasy here

The Storyteller

“I’ll tell you whatever you wish to hear.”

That was the storyteller’s promise, and we all crept closer, lured by his sincerity.

“Will you tell about the day the moon cracked?” Twisted Sally asked him.

“I’ll tell you of the day the moon cracked and the Goblin King came to steal the clouds of earth.”

“I want to hear about when the the oceans boiled,” Big Gus said.

“I’ll tell you of the roiling, boiling oceans and how the Atlanteans had to crawl onto the the beaches and beg for sanctuary.”

“I want to hear about the great revolt,” One-eyed Jane called out from the back.

“Of course!” the storyteller said. “I can tell you of the rebellion that felled the arcologies and brought the Oxygen Barons low.”

“What about our parents?” Red Anne, the smallest child, called out. “Will you tell us where our parents went?”

Silence fell like dominoes as each child held his breath and looked to the storyteller. He clasped his hands together and stared at Red Anne.

“Is that really the story you wish?” he asked her.

She nodded slowly, as if she were afraid a faster movement might break something delicate.

“Is that the story you all want to hear?” the old man asked the other children.

No one said no. No one said yes.

The storyteller bent his head in agreement. His voice was barely a whisper. “Our tale begins a long time ago, though not so long as you might think…”

Congratulations Jeff, Robin, Cameron, and Rebekah! 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. :)


  1. Wow! Very cool. Thank you for the honor Lisa, and thanks to Siobhan for hosting the contest. Congratulations also to Robin, Cameron and Rebekah!

    Note to self: think I need to procure a friendlier avatar picture for Twitter and my other online places! I never really looked at that blown up before.

  2. Jeff, your story was spellbinding. I agree with Lisa in that I'd love to read the entire epic. Beautifully conceived and written. Congrats!!

    1. Thanks Rebekah. I'm definitely going to have to keep some of those ideas in mind for longer pieces.


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