Week 143 of #ThursThreads had some terrific tales. I'm honored to see all of the returning writers and read your stories. It was so nice to see so many of you this week! Thank you for coming back again and again to write and for helping me celebrate these years of flash. Be sure to check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on FB to keep up with news, etc.
- Kirsten Blacketer | @kirblacketer
- Brad O'Neill | @AntonioAngelo21
- Warren C Bennett | @warrencbennett
- Anna Lund | @AnnaLund2011
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Eden Connor | @EdenConnor
- Cate Derham | @Cate_Derham
- Susanne Matthews | @jandsmatt
- Rebecca Brennan | @bexbrennan
- Olivia Starke | @OliviaStarke
- Richard Gibney | @ragtaggiggagon
- Miranda Kate | @PurpleQueenNL
- Louisa Bacio | @Louisabacio
- Josh Peters | @josbgosh
- Mary Decker | @mishmhem
- Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
- Even Sultry | @EvenSultry
Josh Peters | @joshbgoshSiobhan says: Ever the fan of girl-kicks-ass, I really liked the way this tale was set up. At first it seems he's rescuing her, and to some extent he is. But in reality he's merely bringing her the tools for her own escape and she certainly can hold her own. When you give a woman a knife... ;)
Miranda Kate | @PurpleQueenNLSiobhan says: As a mother, pedophiles piss me off to no end and having one caught, even in fiction, warms my heart. Despite the subject matter, the tale was well written and the ambiance of the situation came through clearly. Nicely done.
Eden Connor | @EdenConnor
Siobhan says: Most of the stories had a dark connotation to them, but this one was sultry, sexy, and humorous. I loved that the narrator enjoyed the idea of the sex toy so much he was willing to call his boss for more work to pay for it. LOL Awesome.
Week 143 Winner
Siobhan says: What I loved most about this story was the overall menace of the rescuer, and then the spark of recognition. I was sucked in by the ambiance and accents in just the few words chosen. I also liked what was done with the man who thought peddling women a viable career. Nicely done.
Henry frowned at the tall man as he shoved the hooded captive forward. He bit back the sharp retort that bubbled up from his conscience.
"Here she is, sir." The man handed him the chain connected to the shackles around her wrists.
"I pray you haven't damaged the merchandise," Henry said with an air of authority.
"Oi, she's still in good condition. That I guarantee." The man's wide smile revealed a hole where his two front teeth should have been.
Henry reached up to draw back the hood when the man interjected.
"Not until I've had my money, guv."
"I'd like to see what I'm buying." He took an intimidating step forward.
The man shrank back. "Alright, alright, have a look then."
He flipped the hood back. Her dark eyes met his through her matted black hair. A flicker of recognition dawned in their inky depths. As his fingers tipped her chin up, her hair fell back from her face revealing a large purple bruise along her cheek and consuming her eye. Henry sighed and dropped his hand.
"She fought us. Twas nothing I could do about that shiner." The man backed up as Henry approached him. He gave him a coin and then turned to walk away, leading the woman with the chain.
"Thank you kindly, guv. Nice doing business with you."
Henry reached his carriage and turned to the man standing beside it holding a cane. "Take care of him."
A scream split the silent night. Henry grinned.
Congratulations Winner Kirsten, Josh, Miranda, and Eden! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!
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