Friday, January 18, 2013

#ThursThreads - Week 54 - Winners

Week 54 of #ThursThreads had some terrific tales! Thanks to all who came to write in the New Year. I'm honored to see all of the returning and read your stories. Thank you for coming back again and again to write. And it was great to see some new 'faces' joining us. Great thanks go to CR Moss for reading the stories. :)

  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Sandra Bunino | @SandraBunino
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir 
  • Rebecca Hart | @bexbrennan
  • Susan Hayes | @capricia13
  • Goran Zidar | @gzidar
  • J. Whitworth Hazzard | @zombiemechanics
  • Sean Adams | @SE_ADAMS_
  • Robin Abess | @Angelique_Rider
  • Greg Nance | @acenance
  • Sarah Fiete | @SareeseFeet
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • Doris O'Connor | @mamaD8
  • Veronica Jordan | @RevolutionaryVJ
  • David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Dr. Magoo | @drmagoo

CR says: Thanks for having me back as a judge. I really enjoyed reading all the posts and seeing the different takes on the one phrase. Reminds me of exercises we did in my Creative Writing classes back in high school and college. :) Now on to the fun part!

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions
Rebecca Hart | @bexbrennan
CR says: I liked how the sisterly interaction was developed so quick in this short. Plus, it made me chuckle at the end.

Sean Adams | @SE_ADAMS_
CR says: I enjoyed the character's reaction to the standard grieving response the father gave him and his realistic statement at the end.

 Greg Nance | @acenance
CR says: I liked the descriptions and the honesty of the piece.

Dr. Magoo | @drmagoo
CR says: The umbrella! What's the deal with the umbrella? And the man cooking stew... Interested minds want to know, and if this snippet ever becomes a longer story, I want to be informed. That's why I picked this particular gem.

Week 54 Winner

CR says: A wonderful piece. :) Great word usage to convey the setting and character in the short space. It also made me curious about the character, how he became a villain, and why he ended up on the island in the first place.


The island sun’s so hot I feel I’m boiling in my own skin. Sea breezes and palm shade help a little, until the humidity settles back in like a wool blanket. My sense of touch has been deadened by scorching sand and my vision obscured by intrusive light. I now find it ironic I had once planned to honeymoon on the next island over.

It took a month for me to shed the robes of civilization, mostly because I knew once I did there would be no further comfort I could provide myself on this island prison. I have committed crimes most heinous, for which banishment was my sentence. Stripped of my power and left to reflect on what I have done, some hope my time in exile will inspire me to repentance, others merely hope to never see me again.

But it isn’t enough; for me to rot or repent here where none can see. It may be months, years, or even decades, but eventually someone will come. They will come to see with their own eyes what has become of the vanquished villain. That is my chance.

That is what gives me hope.

Congratulations two time winner David, Rebecca, Sean, Greg, and Dr. Magoo! Claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it! :)

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  1. Thanks so much CR and Siobhan :) I had a blast.

    *pets the pretty badge*

    Happy Friday, All!

  2. Gotta say it's exciting for me to win my favorite blog challenge, and I can't wait to see which sentence becomes the new seed.

    Congrats to Rebecca, Sean, Greg and Dr. Magoo, and thanks Judge Moss and Siobhan.

    1. What a great thing to say, David. I'm glad you enjoy this challenge. :)


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