Friday, November 9, 2012

#ThursThreads - Week 46 - Winners

Week 46 of #ThursThreads had some great tales! Thanks to all who entered this week. I'm honored to see all of you and read your stories. It was great to have our returning regulars. Thank you for coming back again and again to write. And great thanks go to Sarah Ballance for reading the stories. :)

  • Rafe B | @etcet
  • Theresa Breaux | @theresabreaux
  • Robin Abess | @Angelique_Rider 
  • Jeff Xilon | @JXilon
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Lisa McCourt Hollar | @jezri1
  • Susan Hayes | @capricia13
  • J. Whitworth Hazzard | @zombiemachanics
  • Ryan Strohman | @rastrohman
  • Rose Anderson | @RoseAnderson_
  • Kel Heinen | @Aightball
  • Nellie Batz | @solimond
  • @LupusAnthropos
  • Rebecca Grace Allen | @RGraceAllen

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions
  Theresa Breaux | @theresabreaux
Sarah says: This story was surprisingly moving, and not only did it touch me, but I enjoyed the gradual way the author leads the reader into the unexpected twist with a beautifully poetic ending.

Robin Abess | @Angelique_Rider
Sarah says: I love how this one built a crescendo of details, all the while leaving the reader in the dark until the finale with those two fantastic revelations. I dare say a lot of authors would find this more truth than fiction, LOL.
Lisa McCourt Hollar | @jezri1
Sarah says: This poignant piece catches so much emotion and struggle. Though I've never experienced anything like this, I feel the author did an exceptional job of putting me through it, and to do so in such a short space is impressive.

Ryan Strohman | @rastrohman
Sarah says: I'm a big fan of suspense, so I can really appreciate this succinctly woven tale. It has everything: the plan, the foil, plan B, and a delicious surprise at the end. This isn't easy to do in such a short space, and I greatly admire how well it's done here.

Week 46 Winner


Sarah says: Oh, wow. What a tough job, but I didn't have to choose a winner. One jumped up, ran around the room naked a time or two, and chose me . I actually laughed out loud, (um, a lot) which woke up my husband. I then shared with him the story, and through that "why am I awake?" squint-and-glare thing he was doing, I think he might have smiled a little. All that said, the prize goes to @LupusAnthropos for a flawlessly FUNNY merger of fiction and current events, all with a very clever use of the prompt.

The man looked sheepish and defeated as he waited in line at the unemployment office. Things moved slowly, but he finally reached the front.

“Hello,” he said, handing his application to the woman behind the desk.

“Hello,” replied the interviewer, “please take a seat and tell me about the kind of job you’re looking for.”

“Right now, I’m not so sure,” he hesitated. “I didn’t do very well with my last job application.”

“What kind of job was that?”

“Well, it came with a phenomenal office, provided nearly unlimited world travel, would have allowed me to take time off to play golf at least twenty times a year and paid a $400,000 salary.”

“Mr. Romney,” said the interviewer, “I’m sorry, that job’s taken.”

Congratulations Two Time Winner Lupus, Theresa, Robin, Lisa, and Ryan! Claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it! :)

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