Friday, January 25, 2013

#ThursThreads - Week 55 - Winners

Week 55 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 also great to see some new 'faces' joining us. Great thanks go to Sean Adams for reading the stories. :)

  • Jeffrey Hollar | @klingorengi
  • L.T. Dalin | @ChessnySilth
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir 
  • Doris O'Connor | @mamaD8
  • Toni Wyatt | @Toni1777
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Robin Abess | @Angelique_Rider
  • Sarah Aisling | @SarahAisling
  • Greg Nance | @acenance
  • Casey Moss | @CaseyMoss_
  • Dr. Magoo | @drmagoo
  • Meredith Smith-Lane | @squee79
  • Michelle Graham | @MichelleGAuthor
  • Kayla West | @bookwormattack
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
  • Susan Saxx | @susansaxx

Sean says: Tougher than I imagined, I must have read them 10 times in the last 3

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions
Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
Sean says: I'm fan of your work even though I tend to avoid most romance writing as it rarely can pull me in like you are able to do with story's like this. Expertly written and flows beautifully. Good stories make you forget you are reading words on a page or a screen. You have that unique gift and it showed in this short.

Jeffrey Hollar | @klingorengi
Sean says: Your story was one of the most eloquently written pieces of flashfiction I have read in awhile. It's such a hard thing to do to write like that and keep it within the word constraints while still getting your story out, you pulled it off.

Week 55 Winner

Sean says: Loved the twist and the lead up. You had me at first feeling dark, then light and amused, and then dark again. Tough thing to do in only 250 words. It's also hard to tell something that can be an entire story on it's own in flash fiction. This story did that while also leaving me wanting more.

"But it isn’t enough for me to rot or repent here where none can see. I have to end this. I have to ease their minds with the fact that another monster has been slain."

Glenn watched in horror as his girlfriend put the gun to her head and pulled the trigger. A muffled shot sounded and she slumped to the floor. Blood pooled around her head like a halo. A dark, disturbing halo of ending life.


Director Micheal Westport smiled. "That was great guys. Excellent." He looked at his watch. "I think we should take a short break to prepare for the next scene." A small cheer erupted from the crew and the sound of everyone joking and laughing with eachother filled the studio.

The lead actor David Reese, "Glenn", couldn't help but chuckle at the crew's reaction. It was not often that Micheal Westport gave compliements like that. Not often that he gave breaks either. In fact, this was probably a first.

David turned to walk to his trailer when he remembered that his costar, Emily Davison, had not gotten up off the floor. He turned and called her name.


No response.

He walked back over to her.

"Emily. You can get up now."

Again, no response.

David knew something was wrong. He kneeled down beside her and put his hand on her wrist, checking her pulse.


David's eyes grew wide with fear and he called out.

"Somebody call an ambulance!"

Congratulations Kayla, Cara, and Jeff! Claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it! :)

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