Friday, March 30, 2012

#ThursThreads - Week 16 - Winners

Week 16 of #ThursThreads had some great 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 returning "faces" join us along with our regulars. Huge thank you to judge Goran Zidar for reading through all of them.

  • Kimberly Gould | @Kimmydonn
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Nicole Wolverton | @nicolewolverton
  • Wakefield Mahon | @WakefieldMahon
  • Nancy Porter | @ModernBard1024
  • Greg Nance | @acenance 
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Stacy Bennett-Hoyt | @Rowanwolf66
  • Jeffrey Hollar | @Klingorengi
  • @Phoenixlavan
  • Tina Seeborg | @tinaofborg
  • Charles W Jones | @ChuckWesJ
  • David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Sarah Aisling | @SarahAisling
  • Revo Boulanger | @RevoBoulanger
  • J. M. Filipowicz | @SuperHappyJen
  • @LupusAnthropos
  • Miranda Gammella | @MLGammella (first entry)
  • Miranda Gammella | @MLGammella (second entry)
  • Robert Mahone | @Computilizer
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • Jen DeSantis | @JenD_Author
  • Jalisa Blackman | @J_M_Blackman
Goran says: There were so many good, funny, and interesting entries it was hard to come
up with just four.

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions

Nancy Porter | @ModernBard1024
Goran says: An excellent way to clear a room, I now want to know what the real discussion is going to be about.

Revo Boulanger | @RevoBoulanger
Goran says: I was totally able to visualise the characters, it was a strong scene done well in such a short passage.

Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
Goran says: As a bit of a sci-fi fan myself, this one left me wanting more... what were these people about to get into.

Week 16 Winner

Goran says: I chose this piece for a couple of reasons. Earl was cast as a tragic hero and there was depth to his character that appealed to me. Despite his huge ego "oh yeah, it was that big" he was brought low by those he believed were his intellectual inferiors... so much for his great size and much vaunted intellect.

There was no halting ambivalence or trepid insecurity in Earl. His humongous feet would tote his massive frame, into even a delicate situation, in the most confident gait. Whatever air not displaced by his immensity would be sucked out of the room by his enormous ego. Oh yeah, it was that big. I guess it would have been easy to imagine arrogance as the root cause of his present predicament.

Earl was bound by four chains, spread eagle and on display, in the great hall of the Vicor. He had strode right up to the elders, denouncing any intellectual heft in their recent decisions, and accusing them of caring more for the appearance of governing than actual governance. This had not been the first time that Earl had berated the council. But, it would be his last.

Earl’s impassioned oratory and gestures had been made illegal in less publicized edicts of the elders. That’s right, Earl had been trapped. Although the current elders lacked the cognitive abilities of their predecessors, their authority was absolute. They would make an example of this overbearing man. Ironically, the source of his greatest strength would work to precipitate his demise. Earl had to die.

Congratulations Robert, Nancy, Revo, and Cara! 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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