Friday, October 4, 2013

#ThursThreads - Week 90 - Winners

Week 90 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 Jessica E. Subject for judging this week. :)

  • Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
  • Mark Ethridge | @LurchMunster
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Eric Martell | @drmagoo
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • Dee Martin
  • David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • SJ Maylee | @SJMaylee
  • Stacy Bennett-Hoyt | @Rowanwolf66
  • Cynthia Hudson Keane | @AuthorCAKeane
Jessica says: First of all, I applaud everyone who participated. Flash fiction can be difficult, and you all did an excellent job.

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions

Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
Jessica says: Great use of senses. This flash really brought me into the scene. I felt like I was right there. And it was unusual for someone to be telling off a vampire. Went against the norm for me, and I really like that. Plus, the ending left me wanting to read more.

Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
Jessica says: It was the twist at the end of this that intrigued me. I love unexpected twists! :)

Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
Jessica says: It was the emotion in this scene that drew me in. I love getting internal thoughts from the POV characters. It brings me inside their head and makes me feel like I'm part of the story.

Week 90 Winner

Jessica says: I picked this story because it was so clean and crisp. It had everything a short story needs in 250 words, and that is hard to do. Plus, I love the message behind the story.

Arrogance and Pride hid in the shadows between two buildings and watched Simon walk past, on his way to church. Arrogance grinned and Pride reminded him, “Patience, evil one. Patience.”

After Simon passed, the demons followed him, creeping silently between the shadows on the sidewalk, staying out of Simon’s sight. They could feel the delicious anger raging in Simon’s heart.

“He could be the one,” Pride whispered.

“He is the one.” Arrogance replied.

They listened as Simon muttered, “Homos, trying to corrupt my church. I’ll show them.”

Pride and Arrogance fueled Simon’s fire, as they whispered in his ears.

“The nerve of them, thinking we will tolerate their sin!”

“Thinking we don’t know the words of our Lord and Savior.”

“Men sleeping with men is a vile sin. It says so in the word of God!”

Simon went to his office in the church. Pride and Arrogance, hidden in his shadow, followed him. As he reviewed the notes for the lesson he would teach that day, he muttered to himself again, “I cannot let them corrupt God’s children.”

And Arrogance and Pride fueled his anger once again.

“Call them out by name!”

“Tell everyone they will corrupt the church.”

“Unless we remove them.”

In the service, Simon waited impatiently as he sang praises to God and Jesus above, and prayed for God to grant him the strength to do what he had to.

And when he stood before God’s children on that Sunday morning, Arrogance and Pride stood beside him.

Congratulations Two Time Winner Mark, Sheilagh, and Cara! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it! :)

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  1. congratulations winner LurchMonster and HM Cara Michaels I loved both of your stories.

  2. Congratulations Mark! A well earned victory. Also congrats to Cara, Sheilagh and Siobhan!
    As always, thanks to Siobhan for hosting, and especially thanks to judge Jessica for taking the time to comment on every entry!


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