Friday, May 4, 2012

#ThursThreads Week 21 - Winners

Week 21 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 new "faces" join us along with our returning regulars.

  • Nicole Wolverton | @nicolewolverton
  • Raymond C. Morris | @iwrites
  • Wakefield Mahon | @WakefieldMahon
  • Lisa McCourt Hollar | @jezri1
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Mark Ethridge | @LurchMunster
  • Angelica Dawson | @AngelicaDawson
  • Ryan Strohman | @rastrohman
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • Stacy Bennett-Hoyt | @Rowanwolf66
  • David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • J. Whitworth Hazzard | @zombiemechanics
  • Charles W Jones | @ChuckWesJ
  • Goran Zidar | @GZidar
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • @LupusAnthropos
  • Emerald | @Emerald_GLD
  • Anthony Angeline | @unfoldingmyth
  • Warren Danbar | @warrendanbar
  • Aurora Lee | @AuroraLee
  • @Phoenixlavan
  • Jalisa Blackman | @J_M_Blackman
  • Jeff Tsuruoka | @JTsuruoka

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions
Angelica Dawson | @AngelicaDawson
What I loved most about this story was the honor and respect the patrons held for an old and favorite showgirl. She was an entertainer. not necessarily a whore, and their respect shined through Angelica's words. Nicely done.

David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
I truly enjoyed this take on Medusa and Perseus. David wrote her as someone who had a heart and only tried to survive despite those who made her into a monster. It was a great reversal of perspective and she even showed Percy honor until the end, protecting his statue until the world ended. It made me smile and hope.

Emerald | @Emerald_GLD
This was the most original story and I didn't expect where it went. I loved how the energy of pleasure could be turned into the power to heal and give succor. It took me completely by surprise, but it offered hope that if we all gave a little energy to healing there might be less misery in the world. Well done, Emerald.

Week 21 Winner

What I loved most about Stacy's tale was the sense of hope. Ms Bruckner might have been paid to offer posterity to Charles Anderson, but in truth, she offered love, respect, and hope. The tale captured all of that while remaining sensual and I really enjoyed it. :)

She remembered the way he introduced himself, self-deprecating and almost proper: “I’m Charles Anderson, the scientist; and you are lovely.”

Posterity Inc. had told her he was an unusual case. They didn’t tell her he was tall, clean-cut and subtly magnetic. His nearness unbalanced her and she had almost bungled the interview by tripping over her chair trying to maintain a professional distance.

“I’m terminal, not contagious.” He had laughed, white teeth flashing between boyish dimples.

The interview lasted over an hour, discussing genotype and probability. He was so blessedly – normal. When it was time to make her decision, he had strolled behind her chair, suave as James Bond.

“I may be dying, but I assure you I can still do this.” His hand traced the line of her biceps in one teasing stroke, brushing her breast in passing. A palpable thrill flushed her cheeks.

She noted the smoky intensity of his intelligent grey eyes. “I would like something more than a Chuck-was-here sign. Do we have a deal, Ms. Bruckner?”

She hadn’t spoken, only nodded.

Sweeping her hair from her neck, he had placed delicate kisses from shoulder to ear, sending erotic heat to her very core. One night of primal lust and erotic rhythms, just one, and her job was done.

That was eight months ago.

Gliding her hand lovingly over her rounded abdomen and the tiny elbow within, she had to agree it was a much better monument than a cold stone in a manicured cemetery.

Congratulations Stacy, Angelica, David, and Emerald! 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. :)


  1. So many strong entries this week, I'm really honored to have gotten a mention. Congrats to Angelica, Emerald, and especially Stacy. Amazing week.


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