Friday, December 30, 2011

#ThursThreads - Week Three - Winners

Week Three of #ThursThreads brought some awesome stories! Huge thank you to all who entered in the last week of the year. It was great to see all of you and read your tales. And another huge thank you to judge Rafe B. for reading through all the stories.

  • Nicole Wolverton | @nicolewolverton
  • Gordon Bonnet | @TalesofWhoa
  • Rafe B | @etcet
  • Charles W Jones | @ChuckWesJ
  • Ryan Strohman | @rastrohman
  • Robert Mahone | @Computilizer
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • Wendy Russo | @wendysrusso
  • Wakefield Mahon | @WakefieldMahon
  • AJ Aalto | @AJAalto
  • Robby Hilliard | @redshirt6
  • David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Nellie Batz | @solimond
  • Michael Kozlowski | @MAKozlowski
  • Clare Stubbs | @ClareStubbs2
  • Jeffrey Hollar | @Klingorengi
  • Tom Keller | @dryadsgarden
  • @LupusAnthropos
Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions
Michael Kozlowski | @MAKozlowski
Rafe says: I am a sucker for a good Devil's Contract riff, and the fact that Satan's profanity-spewing in his irritation charmed me. It's how I'd play the role, after all...

Nellie Batz | @solimond
Rafe says: With so many stories about ritual sacrifice, this was my favorite twist on the theme.

AJ Aalto | @AJAalto
Rafe says: I'd simply link Prodigy's "Firestarter" as a soundtrack, but this scene felt like it carried more substance and heft than its length would suggest.

Week Three Winner

Rafe says: I can't offer any praise higher than, "I want to see what else Gramps would mash up into what he's going to tell those kids."
 “It had been so for centuries, but it had not always been so,” he said, as the four children sat listening. “Long ago, in galaxy far, far away, there was a—“

“Hey,” the oldest boy said, “that’s ‘Star Wars’, Grandpa.”

The two girls, one the same age as the older boy and the other a few years younger, remained silent. The youngest boy sat absently tugging on the footies of his pajamas.

“What? No,” the old man said. “It may sounds like it, but it isn’t.”

The oldest boy looked doubtful, his mouth twisting to one side as he shrugged his shoulders in reply.

“Okay then,” the old man continued. “Long ago in a galaxy far, far, far away,” he emphasized the final ‘far’, “there was a quaint little place filled with peaceful, rolling farm lands and little people and one of the little people was having a birthday party! His name was Milo Scaggins.”

“Grandpa,” said the oldest girl.

“Huh? What?”

“That’s ‘The Hobbit’, Grandpa.”

“Can we go watch T.V., Grandpa?” the oldest boy asked.

“Fine,” the old man said. “Go watch T.V.” The two oldest children were gone in a flash.

The old man looked, crestfallen, at the two remaining.

“Stowy, Gwampa. Stowy,” the little boy said. The little girl smiled and nodded her head.

The old man smiled. “Alright then. Well, it just so happens that Milo Scaggins was turning, oh I don’t know, eleventy-three, when suddenly a house fell on the wicked witch of the…”
Congratulations Robby, Michael, Nellie, and AJ! Claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it! :) 

Pass on the great news on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, shiny mirrors, Morse Code, and signal flags. Check out all the stories here and I hope to see you all back next week for #ThursThreads in the New Year 2012! Happy Holidays. :)

1 comment:

  1. Congrats to everyone and especially the honorable mentions!

    Michael Kozlowski | @MAKozlowski
    Nellie Batz | @solimond
    AJ Aalto | @AJAalto

    Thanks to Rafe for the judging

    Rafe @etct

    And of course, thank you Meg for hosting!

    Robby Hilliard
    aka redshirt6


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