Week 88 of #ThursThreads had some terrific tales. I'm honored to see all of the returning writers and read your stories. Thank you for coming back again and again to write. And welcome to the new folks who stopped by. Great thanks to Lexi Post for judging this week. :)
- Sophie Weeks | @torncashmere
- Jeff Hollar | @klingorengi
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
- Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
- Terry Crouse | @ducknado
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Cynthia Hudson Keane | @AuthorCAKeane
- David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
- Mark Ethridge | @LurchMunster
Silver James | @SilverJames_
Lexi says: Great voice in this one that invites a reader to be part of the fun. Good tension and diffusion with sexual implications..
Cynthia Hudson | @AuthorCAKeane
Lexi says: This one satisfied on so many levels. Builds emotion in the reader and satisfies it.
Jeff Hollar | @klingorengi
Lexi says: Good mix of description, action, and historical flavor with both characters appearing strong (not easy to do).
Week 88 Winner
Lexi says: This piece was beautifully written with well placed wording and dialogue. Excellent depth to the main character and his inner turmoil with a clear idea as to the conflict that provides a strong hook. Makes me want to read the rest right now.
“Nemesis.” Her name left my mouth as the barest murmur, but Nemesis heard all; from the greatest roars to thoughts held in the darkest corners of souls.
She rose and faced me, a faint smile turning her mouth. The gentle curve reached along her cheeks, touching the corners of her eyes.
“It’s been too long, Eros. Centuries, if I’m not mistaken.” Arms outstretched, she took my hands, leaning in to kiss me lightly. “But I know why you’ve come at last.”
“Do you?” I exhaled a slow breath. “Then you are a step ahead of me. I am not sure what I expect from you.”
Justice. Revenge. Righting a wrong buried so deep within me I couldn’t be sure it was real.
“I expected you to seek retribution. Long ago. I expected you to fight.” Her cool gray eyes assessed me, her head canting from left to right.
“I don’t remember.” I freed my hands, drove them through my hair. “I don’t remember a damned thing. Or maybe I do. But it’s twisted up and I can’t make sense of her.”
Her? No. There was no her. “It. I can’t make sense of it. Hades take them all who broke my mind. My memories.” My heart.
She heard my every thought. “There’s no revenge sweet enough to ease your bitter heart.”
“I don’t need revenge.”
“I need to right what’s gone wrong.” I tapped my head, then my chest. “Inside of me.”
“Then I can help you.”
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