Friday, December 21, 2012

#ThursThreads - Week 51 - Winners

Week 51 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. It was great to have our returning regulars and some new faces. Thank you for coming back again and again to write. And great thanks go to Silver James for reading the stories. :)

  • Antonio Angelo | @AntonioAngelo21
  • Sean Adams | @SE_ADAMS_ 
  • Robin Abess | @Angelique_Rider
  • Jeffrey Hollar | @klingorengi
  • Goran Zidar | @gzidar
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Michela Walters | @MichelaWalters
  • Kel Heinen | @Aightball
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
Silver says: To the rest of the authors, I truly wish I could have picked all of you. Each one of you have a unique voice and intriguing tales. I can't tell you how many times I read each entry--compared and contrasted and started over because I couldn't make up my mind. Please keep writing. All of you! I can see imagination and talent in each and every entry.

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions
  David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
Silver says: David, I enjoy a good fantasy/paranormal tale and you managed to set both mood and characters in these short words.

Sean Adams | @SE_ADAMS_ 
Silver says: Sean, interesting take on a post-apocalyptic world. I liked the way your spoken language sort of "devolved" to help set the scene.

Kel Heinen | @Aightball
Silver says: Kelly, I enjoyed the direction you took the prompt. Teenagers. Gotta love 'em because it's that or kill 'em, right? Your writing is clean and sharp.

Jeffrey Hollar | @klingorengi
Silver says: Jeffrey, I hope you are writing psychological suspense. That was quite a twist at the end and the deep POV of your character is excellent work.

Week 51 Winner

Goran Zidar | @gzidar

Silver says: Goran, there is something simple and honest about your writing and your story. It stuck with me.

The Poem

People say I’m a good writer.

When I say people, I am talking about my parents, and when I say good I mean that they believe I’m better than them. Given that English isn’t their native language it’s probably not that glowing an endorsement, but hey… you need to take whatever compliments life gives you. Right?

So, what’s my skill (or lack thereof) of writing got to do with anything?

Well, I’m glad you asked.

There’s this girl you see. Isn’t there always?
Corrine. She makes my day seem bright whenever I’m around her, it’s as if the air is cleaner, colours are brighter, smells are sharper, and her voice is the most beautiful of music to my ears.

The thing is though, I’m pretty sure she doesn’t even know I exist.

This is how the writing thing fits it. I wrote her a poem, you see.

My heart and soul poured into eight verses of prose.
I plan to share one verse a day with her. So she can get to know me a little at a time, until I stand naked (metaphorically speaking of course) before her, vulnerable and exposed. She would have my very life in her hands.

The problem is I haven’t worked up the courage to start.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll give her one.

Congratulations Goran, David, Sean, Kelly, and Jeff! 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. No #ThursThreads next week due to the holidays. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! :)

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