Week 152 of #ThursThreads had some great 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 and new folks. Welcome! Thank you for coming back again and again to write and for helping me celebrate these years of flash. Great thanks to F.C. Etier for judging this week. Be sure to check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on FB to keep up with news, etc.
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
- Charley Emma | @lindorfan
- Anne | @TwiAddictAnne
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Louisa Bacio | @Louisabacio
- A.J. Walker | @zevonesque
- Nellie Batz | @solimond
Louisa Bacio | @Louisabacio
Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
Anne | @TwiAddictAnne
Week 152 Winner
F.C. says: A.J. Walker edged it out with the most creative use of the prompt.
The Zipper Man Blues
“Hey, Keith Richards, here you go.” Callie said, as she passed over the beer to Sands.
“Hardly,” sad Sands, pushing the green leather clad guitar case around the table. “Just a bit of a strummer. And not a very good one at that.”
“That case is a beauty. Most the lads coming in here use those floppy faux plastic bags. A bit lighter and easier to store though.” Callie said.
“A damn site cheaper too, I know. But I just can’t do zips anymore,” said Sands, looking to the floor.
“Really? Nothing with a zipper?” said Callie.
“Not since the accident.” said Sands, wincing a little then overtly checking his buttoned fly.
Callie looked across the empty bar, struggling not to ask a follow up question.
Sands filled the silence. “Zips are for the brave or stupid. I mean, basically why take the risk? I sleep much better this way.”
“Velcro, it’s the future.” said Callie, as she walked back down the bar. She couldn’t suppress an embarrassed smile.
Sands crossed his legs and took a deep slug out of the bottle remembering times when he had more fastening options.
Congratulations Two Time Winner A.J., Louisa, Sheilagh, and Anne! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!
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