Friday, February 15, 2013

#ThursThreads - Valentine's Day Week 58 - Winners

Week 58 of #ThursThreads had some terrific tales and some very special prizes! Thanks to all who came to write on the day dedicated to Love. I'm honored to see all of the returning folks 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 Sandra Bunino for reading the stories and thanks so much for participating in the Valentine's Day spectacular. :)

  • Kimberly Gould | @Kimmydonn
  • Theresa Breaux | @theresabreaux
  • Rosalind Nazilli | @vixenfiction
  • Kayla West | @bookwormattack
  • Rebecca Brennan | @bexbrennan
  • Carissa Harwood | @xbluestockingx
  • Mark Ethridge | @LurchMunster
  • Susan Hayes | @capricia13
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetShiel
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Veronica Jordan | @RevolutionaryVJ
  • SJ Maylee | @SJMaylee
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • NL Walsh | @NL_Walsh
  • Dori Callahan | @dori_callahan_
  • Dr. Magoo | @drmagoo
  • Nellie Batz | @solimond
  • David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions
Rebecca Brennan | @bexbrennan
Sandra says: What a tender and sweet scene. I love Domnu's concern for Jyslen and how he enlists the owls help. Thanks to the author's descriptive voice, the scene playing out beautifully. Well done.

David A Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
Sandra says: This story had me intrigued in a big way. It takes place in a science lab, only it smells like a burrito. I felt Dale's frustration and his willingness to swallow his pride to get his hands on the perfect diamond for his love. The author leaves us wondering about those "stones of power" and why they're not for sale. I'd love to know more about geeky scientist!
Most Romantic Story

SJ Maylee | @SJMaylee
Sandra says: Wow! I was really in this scene. I loved the romantic ocean setting and the emotional struggle between the couple. Carlo is my favorite type of hero - possessive, take charge and knows what he wants. Pure Alpha-yum.
Funniest Story

Susan Hayes | @capricia13
Sandra says: I giggled at the first line: "Be vwery quiet, we're hunting wabbits," Trish lisped. It was so unexpected! Add in a little known fact that zombies have excellent hearing even though their ears have rotten off and I couldn't wait to find out where this little story was going. Where did it go? Rabbit hunting in an adult toy store. My favorite kind of rabbit! LOL

Week 58 Winner

Sandra says: How could I not get sucked in by the first sentence: "Only Dionysus could turn an upscale wine bar into a rave with half naked humans dancing on the tables." And this story just got better! The author used every single one of her 250 words to carry the tale forward. I loved the smart dialogue and descriptors used to make me feel as though I were right there with a glass of Merlot in my hand. I'd love to read this story in its entirety.

Rave of the Gods

Only Dionysus could turn an upscale wine bar into a rave with half naked humans dancing on the tables. Dio, with his waist length red hair pulled into a high ponytail, tugged off his shirt. A flushed, round woman and a stately septuagenarian gentleman couldn’t ignore the buffet of revealed flesh.

Dio spotted me and I rolled my eyes.

“Eros, you lusty devil.” He broke free and greeted me with a quick, hard kiss. “You know Zeus still frowns upon us co-hosting revelries. Go back far enough in the histories and we’re still exiled from seven countries.”

“They were small countries.”

“Ha! Right you are.” He produced a bottle of wine, taking a long pull before passing it to me.

“You drink like a frat boy,” I said. I sniffed the vintage and commandeered a glass.

“And yet I taste every grape, every spice, the hand of Gaia herself. My taste buds are a veritable embarrassment of riches, darling.” He relieved me of the bottle and drained the contents as I sipped from my glass. “Tell me, Eros—what good does it do to ban a god in this godless time? It was different when they worshipped us.”

“They were far more likely to catch us being naughty then, eh?”

He grinned and rambled on, fading as a woman in the corner caught my attention.

Alone. Unaffected by the human circus.

She didn’t see me—thank Zeus—didn’t see my shock, my moment of realization.

“I know you,” I whispered.

Congratulations SEVEN TIME WINNER Cara, Rebecca, David, SJ, and Susan! Claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it! :)
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