Friday, February 24, 2012

#ThursThreads - Week 11 - Winners

Week Eleven of #ThursThreads had some terrific tales! Thanks to all who entered this week. I'm honored to see all of you and read your stories. And it was great to have some new "faces" join us. Huge thank you to judge J. Whitworth Hazzard for reading through all of them.

  • Kimberly Gould | @Kimmydonn
  • Gordon Bonnet | @TalesOfWhoa
  • Toni Wyatt | @Toni1777
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Stacy Bennett-Hoyt | @Rowanwolf66
  • Ryan Strohman | @rastrohman
  • Nancy Porter | @ModernBard1024
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • Jalisa Blackman | @J_M_Blackman
  • Wakefield Mahon | @WakefieldMahon
  • Wendy Russo | @wendysrusso
  • Jen DeSantis | @JenD_Author
  • David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Jeffrey Hollar | @Klingorengi
  • Revo Boulanger | @RevoBoulanger
  • Charles W Jones | @ChuckWesJ
  • Nellie Batz | @solimond
  • Lisa McCourt Hollar | @jezri1
  • Aurora Lee | @AuroraLee

J says: First, thank you so much for asking me to judge, I had a great time reading over the entries with a critical eye. It give you a different perspective on this side of the desk.  :-) There were tons of great entries and they were all entertaining. I narrowed it down to a winner and 3 HMs by the narrowest of margins.

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions

Stacy Bennett-Hoyt | @Rowanwolf66
J says: One part seduction, one part serial killer, one part zombies, all fun. Sure, it's a shameless attempt at courting the judge's obvious interests, but it worked because it was unique.

David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
J says: This one gets an HM because it was just so damned intriguing. I read it and immediately wanted to know more about everyone in the scene and what the hell kind of "show" this guy puts on.

Wendy Russo | @wendysrusso
J says: This one threw me for a loop when I got to the Easter Bunny. I thought for sure it was a dream or an acid trip until it all fell beautifully and sweetly into place in the last lines.

Week Eleven Winner

J says: When I finished reading this piece, I realized I had a great big fish hook stuck through my cheek. This is fantastic example of setting a hook and reeling in a reader, only to throw them back with a laugh on the last line.  Simple but effective, you clever bastard.

“Oh my God, Ron! She’s dead!”

He was up off his seat in a fraction of a second, bolting into their daughter’s room.

“Ron, oh Ron!” she cried, dropping to her knees.

He stared in horror at the body. Frozen, lifeless, pale. Pushing his emotions aside, he knew instantly that this would not end well in any imagined scenario.

“I think you poisoned her, Mary,” he said, looking forlornly at his wife, who had begun to sob.

“I did not! How could I have poisoned her?”

He shook his head and walked further into the room staring down at the corpse. Turning back to his wife, he said, “Let’s get this over with, and stop being so overdramatic!”

He grabbed the little round fish tank and carried it to the bathroom. He’d leave it up to his wife to explain to Alli that she’d killed her goldfish.

Congratulations TWO TIME WINNER Ryan, Stacy, David, and Wendy! 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. :)

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