Friday, August 16, 2013

#ThursThreads - Week 83 - Winners

Week 83 of #ThursThreads had some terrific tales. 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. Great thanks to Cara Michaels for judging this week. :)

  • Dr. Mike Reddy | @DoctorMikeReddy
  • Rafe Brox | @etcet
  • Charley S. | @Charley_001
  • Mark Ethridge | @LurchMunster
  • Veronica Jordan | @RevolutionaryVJ
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Greg Nance | @acenance
  • Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
  • Lizzie Koch | @Lizzie_Koch
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Brandon Yusuf Toropov | @BYToropov
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Nellie Batz | @solimond
  • David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions

Rafe Brox | @etcet
Cara says: I started giggling at “oncoming storm” and was laughing out loud by the end. I love a good nod to fandom.

David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
Cara says: I enjoyed the hints of epic fantasy unfolding and the pair of unlikely friends in Craig the warrior and Peter the priest.

Veronica Jordan | @RevolutionaryVJ
Cara says: A quiet, well-written story leading to an unexpected (but relevant to many writers, I’m sure) reveal at the end.

Week 83 Winner

Cara says: Keeping 250 words or less coherent and engaging is always a challenge. Silver, your story caught my attention with clean, clear writing and an amusing set up that carried through to the end. Ariel’s mischievous character came through strongest, but Sade sure makes an entrance. Now I wonder what Caleb will do once he’s free, lol. These three sound like quite the trio of trouble. :)

Ariel gripped the leash tighter, his fae strength tested by the furry fury attempting to twist free. A muzzle kept Caleb from biting but didn’t silence his angry growls and whines.

The veterinarian returned with a large syringe and a small glass ampule.

Caleb’s scrabbling paws and growls turned frantic.

“Easy, boy,” the vet soothed as he eyed the huge animal with some distrust. “I have to admit he’s the biggest Siberian Husky I’ve ever seen.”

Ari smiled and pushed his magic gently toward the doctor. “He probably has some wolf in his DNA somewhere.” He watched the human vet prepare the injection while doing his utmost to hide the smile threatening to flood the room with glee.

“Will the rabies shot hurt him?”

The vet shook his head and smiled. “Not at all. In and out with a quick swipe of alcohol.” The man grabbed a fold of Caleb’s fur and was about to slide the needle in when the door banged open.

“What the fuck?” One very angry FBI agent stood in the door, hand on her weapon, her green eyes glittering like shards of broken glass under the noon sun. “Back away, Doctor.”

“I beg your pardon.”

“That’s not a dog, Doctor.”

He looked confused. “Of course it’s a dog.”

“No sir. That’s one very pissed off werewolf.” Sade glared at the fae. “Ari, you are such a jerk. Soon as the fairy dust wears off, you’re all Caleb’s.”

Ariel gulped. “Do I get a head start?”

Congratulations Three Time Winner Silver, Rafe, David, and Veronica! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it! :)

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  1. Congrats Rafe, David, and Veronica! And congrats to everyone who participated. Competition was tough so I'm thrilled to win. Thanks also to Cara for judging and Siobhan for hosting this fun writing exercise each week!

  2. You're welcome, Silver. I'm just so grateful everyone enjoys it and comes back week after week. It makes it so fun and it's great to see everyone's writing. :)

  3. I was extremely impressed with Silver's entry, and also honored to be mentioned in such a strong field. Congrats to everyone, and thanks to Siobhan and Cara!


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