Friday, January 11, 2013

#ThursThreads - Week 53 - Winners

Week 53 of #ThursThreads had some terrific tales! Thanks to all who came to write in the New Year. I'm honored to see all of the returning and read your stories. Thank you for coming back again and again to write. And it was great to see some new 'faces' joining us. Great thanks go to Alison Packard for reading the stories. :)

  • Sean Adams | @SE_ADAMS_
  • Raven McAllen
  • Theresa Breaux | @TheresaBreaux
  • Antonio Angelo | @AntonioAngelo21
  • Lisa McCourt Hollar | @jezri1
  • Veronica Jordan | @RevolutionaryVJ
  • Daniel Swensen | @surlymuse
  • L.T. Dalin | @ChessnySilth
  • Nick Johns | @nickjohns999
  • Greg Nance | @acenance
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Jeffrey Hollar | @klingorengi
  • Davina Jamison | @davinajamison2
  • Ryan Strohman | @rastrohman
  • Rebecca R. Kovar | @RRKovar
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Alexandra O'Hurley | @alexohurley
  • Kel Heinen | @Aightball
  • Mark Ethridge | @LurchMunster
  • Shyla Colt | @ShylaColt
  • Mike
  • CR Moss | @CRMoss

Alison says: Wow! I was seriously impressed with every single entry. There’s some major talent going on in the #ThursThreads Challenge! Selecting the winner and honorable mentions was tough. Why can’t everyone win?

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions
 Theresa Breaux | @TheresaBreaux
 Alison says: Theresa, immediately, I was drawn into the story and didn’t want it to end. You hooked me and made me want to know more about Jeb, Sully and Lisa. Great job!

Veronica Jordan | @RevolutionaryVJ
Alison says: Veronica, I really enjoyed your writing. Like Theresa’s story, I wanted more.

 Antonio Angelo | @AntonioAngelo21
Alison says: Antonio, I believe yours was one of the best uses of the prompt. Great opening sentence.

Alison says: Mike, I felt like I was in the mind of a stalker who doesn’t realize he’s a stalker. It was creepy. In a good way.

Week 53 Winner

Alison says: Sean, I loved, loved, loved your submission! It’s beautifully written; I was able to visualize the entire story in my head—like a motion picture…in Technicolor! I also enjoyed how you ended the story with the acceptance that there are things in our world we will never know. There’s something to be said for a little mystery in life…it makes it a lot more interesting.

The first time I met her was in the woods. She was beautiful, flashing between the trees filling the area with a wild energy that hit me like an arrow in the heart. Her voice rose above the wind and bounced off the trees, she thought she was alone.

Her wings spread out full glittering in the early morning sun with the most beautiful colors I had ever seen in my life.

I stayed back, watching, not wanting this sight to end. For so long I had searched, told I was crazy, the Fae were a myth, a legend told to children to keep them in line.

I knew better and I always had but now I could prove it. I lifted my camera slowly, like a hunter sighting in on an unexpectant deer. Just like the deer she stopped, looking around, and our eyes met for one sec.

That one second seemed like an eternity until I realized what I was doing. I quickly raised the camera and punched the button as she disappeared.

I had hurried home to develop the film and when I was done I sat and smiled. The only thing I had caught was my own thumb and the edge of a green tinted foot barely distinguishable from the under growth.

It was then that I realized that it was enough for me to know. I knew that there were indeed things we will never know about our world.

That is what gives me hope.

Congratulations two time winner Sean, Theresa, Veronica, Antonio, and Mike! 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. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! :)


  1. Congratulations to the Winners. I have been away for many months, but writing has always brought me back. Even though there are winners, I don't think so much of this as a competition as comparing of thought and intellect. I learn from each and every entry, and read the selected entries as the lesson of the day. Thank you all, especially our host, Siobhan Muir.

  2. You're welcome, Greg. Glad to see you back. Congratulations to all the winners and all the writers who write each week. So glad you all have made this a success. :)


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