Week 124 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 for helping me celebrate these years of flash. It was also wonderful to have some new folks stop by. Welcome! Great thanks to Dianne Hartsock for judging this week. Be sure to check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on FB to keep up with news, etc.
- Olivia Starke | @OliviaStarke
- Alice Wilson | @Ali_OMalley
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- M.T. Decker | @mishmhem
- Josh Peters | @joshbgosh
- Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
- Cate Derham | @Cate_Derham
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Anna Lund | @AnnaLund2011
- Theresa Breaux | @theresabreaux
- Nellie Batz | @solimond
Cate Derham| @Cate_Derham
Dianne says: A very interesting storyline. A prison break, magic, a snarky side-kick. Hopefully Ejan makes it! But I think Sorin can handle anything thrown her way. Would love to know what happens next.
Silver James | @SilverJames_
Dianne says: A well-written piece. Love the characters, the feisty heroine, the stone cold predator who'll make her his pet. Wonder just how far she'll go for this client of hers. Must be someone very important to her. *winks* I wouldn't mind a glimpse inside that club…
Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
Dianne says: This story has me intrigued. We've learned a little about Ms. Stanton, her staff likes her better than her father. We also know she's missing and the rescue group is very determined to bring her back from wherever she's been taken. They're military but unidentified as yet. Wonder what happens when they reach 'the site'.
Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
Dianne says: This story scared the life out of me! Well written, nicely paced, and I shared in that father's fear as his daughter walked the beam. I don't think I could have stayed as calm as he did, though. I probably would have gotten sick on the grass. Excellent flash.
Week 124 Winner
Dianne says: Sci Spanks is a great story, well written, full of emotion. I love the way we're drawn right into Kylla's self-doubt and hopes and can cheer with her when Mel gives her the answer she's longed for. I'd like to read more about these two.
If only she had half of the wit her lifelong friend had, she’d prove herself the best of leaders. If only the Fates would’ve saw fit to make them one person, and not two.
When the worst of the tempest passed, Kylla pushed back and stared into her friend’s eyes, finding them glassy with tears. She’d known those moss green eyes a lifetime.
“What am I to you, Mel?” she asked.
Mel blinked then wiped her tears away. “What do you mean?”
“If I am not your leader, then am I only your friend?” Kylla dared to reach up and swipe away one last trail of wetness on Mel’s satiny cheek. “Will I ever be only a friend?”
The blur of stars filled her peripheral vision as she watched the play of emotion over Mel’s face. Confusion, and then the dawn of understanding. What if she’d make a terrible mistake—this couldn’t end well.
Would their friendship survive if the answer was indeed yes? Could Kylla ever survive without her solid other half should Mel turn her away? Leaders should be strong, and with Mel at her side, they’d take back their solar system from the Master. Kylla knew without her to balance her own shortcomings, not only would she crumble, but so would her people.
“Let this be my answer,” Mel said, barely above a breath. Her velvet lips were on hers, their kiss sweet, long, and incredible. A kiss to seal a shared lifetime of love.
Congratulations Winner Olivia, Cate, Silver, and Kelly.! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!
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