Friday, March 2, 2012

#ThursThreads - Week 12 - Winners

Week Twelve of #ThursThreads had some amazing 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 Cara Michaels for reading through all of them.

  • Kimberly Gould | @Kimmydonn
  • Wakefield Mahon | @WakefieldMahon
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • @LupusAnthropos
  • Nancy Porter | @ModernBard1024
  • Stacy Bennett-Hoyt | @Rowanwolf66
  • Jeffrey Hollar | @Klingorengi
  • Stevie McCoy | @theglitterlady
  • Jen DeSantis | @JenD_Author
  • Donna B McNicol | @DonnaBMcNicol
  • Maureen | @Emyrldlady
  • David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Charles W Jones | @ChuckWesJ
  • Nellie Batz | @solimond
  • Jalisa Blackman | @J_M_Blackman
  • Wendy Russo | @wendysrusso
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • @Phoenixlavan
  • Lisa McCourt Hollar | @jezri1
  • Anna Meade | @ruanna3
  • Kelly L Seguin | @kellylseguin
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Aurora Lee | @AuroraLee

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions

Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
Cara says: Best ‘Never Screw With a Goodfella’ story: I’m bucking tradition and giving a nod to our hostess-with-the-mostest here, but I couldn’t resist this wiseguy divorce-from-hell tale. Oh, the ex-wife is in for a rude awakening. Love it!

Lisa McCourt Hollar | @jezri1
Cara says: Best ‘Hide the Family Jewels, and I Don’t Mean the Diamonds’ tale: I winced and crossed my legs… and I don’t even have the threatened equipment. Great story, Lisa.

Anna Meade | @ruanna3
Cara says: Best ‘Story I Want Moar Of. Now, Plz. K, Thx.’ I loved the concept, the setting, the MC that just knows something is wrong… and then these mystery figures watching over him. Great stuff. Deliver the whole story to my inbox ASAP.
Cara says: Best ‘Unexpected POV’ story. Just because we all know you kick ass in anthropomorphic madness, doesn’t mean it isn’t fun every time. Another great story!

Week Twelve Winner

Cara says: I’m still curious to know if this is a jointly written tale or someone with two Twitter handles… either way, this story grabbed me. Sometimes sensing what’s coming makes for almost unbearable tension for the reader. Especially when the MC has a decidedly limited understanding of a situation. I had a feeling I knew what little Joseph would see, and I kept hoping he’d turn back or somehow miss this blow to his innocence. Fantastic story!

There were times, his father had told him, that he was not allowed in the basement at all, and never ever in his father's private room. This of course instilled a great desire in Joseph who was all of five years old.

He could hear sounds floating up from behind the closed door as he silently padded down the steps. A clink of metal on metal, the sound of something loud, it sounded like his mother's vacuum. Was she cleaning in the forbidden room? Were they preparing a surprise for him? His birthday was soon and maybe there were presents behind the door, a party?

Joseph reached slowly for the doorknob, he'd become an expert at this maneuver while practicing to sneak up on Santa last Christmas. Holding his breath he turned the knob thankful that it didn't make noise like the door to the den where his father met with all the crying people.

The vacuum noise was louder now and he could hear his father humming with the radio. Sticking his head through the opening Joseph looked around. There was a big metal table and his father, his back to the door. There was a machine making the loud sucking noise and there were tubes attached to something on the table. Joseph stretched up on tip toes to see better.

He stared in horror at the body, just as his mother snatched the door shut from behind. Joseph looked up at the door blankly.

Joseph Carnes Sr. Mortician.

Congratulations Maureen, Lisa, Anna, and Lupus! Claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it! :) And thanks, Cara, for the HM! ;)

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. :)


  1. Thanks so much Cara! And yes, I am one person but as with most writers I have a split personality. (ok, I just couldn't remember which twitter I signed up with)

  2. LOL. You're very welcome. I really loved the story.


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