Friday, June 28, 2013

#ThursThreads - Week 76 - Winners


Week 76 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 welcome to the new folks who stopped by. :)

  • Leslie Fulton 
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Susan Hayes | @capricia13
  • Lizzie Koch | @Lizzie_Loodles
  • Lynne Hunt | @HayAddict
  • Imaginator | @theimaginator20
  • Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Teresa Cypher | @Teresa_Cypher 
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • SJ Maylee | @SJMaylee
  • Nellie Batz | @solidmond

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions
Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
Siobhan says: What I liked about this story was the twist at the end. It seemed like your typical sci-fi suspense. Humans after odd creatures with camouflage abilities. Then BAM! Human becomes the prey rather than the hunter. Everyone had the same idea. Loved it.

Teresa Cypher | @Teresa_Cypher
Siobhan says: Another sci-fi apocalyptic tale, I really liked the voice and strength of the main character. Teresa conveyed the desperation, yet determination of a woman who'd do anything to protect those left. I was cheering her on and I hope that grenade took out Blue-Black.

 Silver James | @SilverJames_
Siobhan says: Okay, Silver, you have to keep writing on this one. Black Magic Woman, you say? Yeah, I'll be watching for it. I wanted to know more about Roman the gargoyle, because you were killing gargoyles last week. And Caleb the werewolf, how does he fit in with Varad from last week? Oooh, so many questions and such a good read. :)

Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
Siobhan says: Ah yes, Eros and Dionysus. What I liked about this tale was that even the God of Love had trouble finding the real thing. Plus he didn't know all the idioms we humans use in everyday speech and then the hook at the end. The one he's seeking? Really? WHO is Eros seeking? Inquiring minds want to know. :) 
Week 76 Winner

Siobhan says: Bwahahahahaha! I cackled at this tale. Lynne nailed not only the mentor aspect of the "bad guy" trying to bring in a new recruit, but also the whole teacher/mother view of trying to get the kid/toddler to understand he had a choice - be the new recruit or the dead guy. And the last line was pure awesomesauce. "We were talking about choices..." YES! Nicely done.

“I need one.”


Honestly. The standard of minions these days was shocking. This was Henching 101.

“Only one of you should be alive when you get back here, Muntz,” I said. “You choose."

Muntz froze, adam’s apple fluttering like a priest in a whorehouse. Sweat birthed and pearled on his neck as his body fought conflicting desires to either run or get down to business. Also not unlike a priest in a whorehouse when you thought about it. Impatient, I spun him round, pointing towards the door.

“Go out there. Find a warm body. Turn it into a cold
body. Bring it here.”

I shoved him on his way. His feet picked up the rhythm I’d started, glad to be taking him away from me.
I winced as something hammered against the door, shaking the frame. Along with not asking stupid questions, Muntz was going to have to learn the art of the quiet kill.

Another minute and he was back, dragging his tribute like an eager puppy. I knelt to check the specimen. I’d be working around the scalene muscles and needed the neck to be in good condition. It was. Too good. Right down to the pulse still trembling there.

Sighing, I reached down into my boot for the knife I always kept there, keeping it close to my body as I stood. I draped my other arm over Muntz’s shoulders, leading him towards the lab table.

“Now,” I said, “We were talking about choices…”

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  1. Oh wow, what an ending! Yeppers...choices, and some of'em ain't easy. Great creepy factor at work here! :-)

    Congrats, Lynne! Great job! :-)


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