Week 134 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. And so great to have so many new faces in the crowd this week. Welcome! Great thanks to Erin Kellison for judging this week. Be sure to check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on FB to keep up with news, etc.
- Olivia Starke | @OliviaStarke
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Anna Lund | @AnnaLund2011
- Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Nellie Batz | @solimond
- Hunter Frost | @HunterFrostMM
- Even Sultry | @EvenSultry
Kelly Heinen | @AightballErin says: Great, sizzling conflict. Clear characters.
Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
Erin says: Most clever use of prompt.
Week 134 Winner
Erin says: Cool story with tight writing. Had a lot of forward momentum and energy.
The shout resounded from the boulders before sifting through the maple trees surrounding the longhouse. Thunder Stone tossed his head back, arms outstretched as if to embrace the sun. “Today, we honor Orenda for our triumph in battle!”
Pumpkin Flower, standing among her sisters of the Turtle Clan, allowed a small smile to tilt her lips. Thunder Stone was the youngest shaman of the Haudenosaunee and her great dream was to be his wife. Not only did he commune with the Great Spirit, but he was a mighty warrior. Muscles rippled under burnished skin, his smile flashed with victory, and his stance was taut with confidence.
Thunder Stone whipped a tunic off the boulder to his right. Waving it at first, he then held it up so that all eyes could see the holes it bore. “See the signs of our victory! The Français tried to defeat us, but they did not! We slew hundreds of their warriors and the failed to slay ours.”
With a grin that made Pumpkin Flower open her eyes wide in wonder, so much wonder that she stepped boldly toward the shaman, Thunder Stone poked lean fingers through the holes in the leather. “Their bullets are now ineffective. Powerless. We will keep this shirt before us and take it as a sign of Orenda’s favor into battle.”
He leapt with the sleek power of a cougar to the ground, landing right in front of Pumpkin Flower. “Today, we will talk to our families.”
Congratulations Two Time Winner Sandi, and Kelly! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!
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