Friday, October 11, 2013

#ThursThreads - Week 91 - Winners

Week 91 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 Angela Palevich for judging this week. :)

  • Theresa Breaux | @theresabreaux
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
  • SJ Maylee | @SJMaylee
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Helen Howell | @Helenscribbles
  • Eric Martell | @drmagoo
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Rebecca Kovar | @RRKovar
  • Teresa Cypher | @teresa_cypher
Angela says: I really enjoyed reading everyone’s tales. Each was so unique and left me with a sense of wanting to read on – but I guess that’s the point :) It was definitely difficult to choose my favorites!

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions

Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
Angela says: I thought the use of the prompt jumped out at me the most in the author’s writing. There is also something about the vulnerability of a child, which is brought up in the first sentence, which made me want to keep reading to make sure he/she would be alright!

Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
Angela says: This snippet painted a very vivid picture of what was taking place in the story and I love that in a good read. You could really feel the symmetry among the characters and their story flowed really, really well from one frame to the next. Definitely left me with a sense of wanting to read on!

Teresa Cypher | @teresa_cypher
Angela says: Creating both an excellent intro and ending to a story can be a challenge when you are limited to just 250 words. This author nailed both and also weaved the prompt seamlessly into her story. I’d love to find out what happens next!

Week 91 Winner

Angela says: I chose this tale because I could really feel a sense of gripping excitement in the overall theme.  The author used colorful and descriptive wording to really express the character’s personalities and the scene taking place around them. I felt almost as if I was there myself!

Leaning on the railing, Cade watched her leave. Shelby put the last of her bags in her trunk and slammed it closed, sending an echo through the valley. She marched around the car and look up at him as she grabbed the handle. The tightness of her expression ripped him apart and the need to run after her became stronger than ever, but knowing she would be safe somewhere far away from him would have to get him past the searing ache turning him cold.

The shuffle of feet behind him and his brother’s firm grip on his shoulder did nothing to calm the beast screaming to get out.

“This is for the best, Cade.”

“Like hell it is.” He pushed off the railing and paced the balcony. “Her place is here with me, not hiding in a place I can’t see.” He stopped and looked at the dust settling onto his driveway. Rage and regret burned up his backside.

“They’ll keep pushing, you know this, unless we remove them.”

“Then that’s exactly what we’ll do.” Cade didn't want war, but nothing could stop that now. “Call everyone in. I want a plan in place tonight.”

Congratulations SJ, Kelly, and Teresa! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it! :)

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1 comment:

Comments are on moderation, so they'll become visible once I've read them. Words, words, words. I love them. Have you a few to lend?

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