Friday, May 17, 2013

#ThursThreads - Week 71 - Winners


Week 71 of #ThursThreads had some terrific tales! Thanks to all who came to write yesterday. I'm honored to see all of the returning writers and read your stories. Thank you for coming back again and again to write. And I'm delighted to see new writers stopping by. Great thanks go to Betsy Kimmel for reading the stories.

  • Kayla West | @bookwormattack
  • Ryan Strohman | @rastrohman
  • @LupusAnthropos
  • Doris O'Connor | @mamaD8
  • Rebecca Brennan | @bexbrennan
  • Shyla Colt | @ShylaColt
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Susan Hayes | @capricia13
  • Lizzie Koch | @Lizzie_Loodles
  • Lynne Hunt | @HayAddict
  • Sandra Bunino | @SandraBunino
  • Rebecca R Kovar | @RRKovar
  • Theresa Breaux | @theresabreaux
  • The Imaginator | @theimaginator20
  • Teresa Cypher | @teresa_willow
  • James Marshall | @JMwandering
  • Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
  • Dr. Magoo | @drmagoo
  • Iris St. Clair | @iris_st_clair

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions
Ryan Strohman | @rastrohman
Betsy says: Good twist at the end- wonder why Molly is in the Psych Ward?

Doris O'Connor | @mamaD8
Betsy says: Like the ending- good cliff hanger – who is the guy with the fangs? Who was person snarling? What will happen? And will Rissa become a strong female character? There are hints that she could be... More please.

Lynne Hunt | @HayAddict
Betsy says: Dead Whale. Good cliff hanger- I want more to find out what is happening. Makes me think- there are implied messages that have to be inferred to understand the dialog
Week 71 Winner

Betsy says: I can hear the contrite brother and the angry brother. The angry brother is very good at enumerating the points in good detail while the contrite brother tries to interject defenses. The dialog sounds like two brothers- nice capture of the one. I liked the reference to strong women and our intelligence. The piece as a funny ending if the angry brother talking to an officer about shooting the contrite brother in the rump and I want to know more about the guy in the bathtub. It was well written with dialog that pulled me along and left me wanting more. Nice!


“Is there something wrong?”

I ticked off salient points. “We’re in Las Vegas, which in and of itself was an abominable decision. You hit on possibly the only woman in the bar who shouldn’t go anywhere with you, much less to your room for a quickie. Which you did after losing your part of the travel fund attempting to impress her.”

He interrupted. “She has a name.”

I opened my arms. “Look at all the fucks I don’t give. Why? Because you didn’t check to see if her name came with a ‘missus’ in front of it before you played tonsil hockey by the elevators!”

“She wasn’t wearing a ring.” A weak protest, best ignored.

“No, she was dripping with diamonds, including sewn into her goddamned dress. Was that not a clue?”

“Sexist of you. She could have bought those herself.”

I snorted. “Women are generally smart enough to invest their money elsewhere, because they know how to show themselves off with more class and less danger. Jewels are bought by their very well-connected husbands, should they be lucky enough – or un – to have such.”

“You’re just jealous.”

I took a deep breath.
Didn’t help.
Little better.
I let it out slowly.

“No, you fucking moron. I’m pissed off that you put me in this situation.”

“I’m sorry,” he mumbled.


And that, officer, is why I shot my brother in the ass. I did not, however, shoot the guy in the bathtub. I just borrowed his gun.

Congratulations Two Time Winner Rebecca, Ryan, Doris, and Lynne! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it! :)

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