Week 92 of #ThursThreads had some terrific tales. Sorry for the lateness of this post. I'm getting back on track from the Hot Mojave Knights Romance Reader event and it's a slow process. I'm honored to see all of the returning writers and read your stories. Thank you for coming back again and again to write. Great thanks to Adriana Kraft for judging this week. :)
- Mark Ethridge | @LurchMunster
- Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
Adriana says: I loved the originality and creativity of all these entries. I was intrigued by the difference punctuation makes: Like hell, it is. Like hell it is!
Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
Adriana says: Liked this tale for turning a character's tragedy into a revolution for equality.
Week 92 Winner
Adriana says: I loved this tale for turning the phrase on its head and plunging us from a conversation between angels to a spaceship making its descent, well done!
“I hear Earth is a beautiful place.”
I looked at the young angel next to me. He bore no scars. The armor on his wings was still polished, and new. He had never been to Earth before. Never faced Lucien’s minions before. Never faced humans before. So, he didn’t know.
“Yeah. It’s pretty enough.”
He smiled. “Tell me about it?”
I kept it simple. “Earth has nights and days. It rotates on its axis. So the sun seems to come up from the horizon every day. And then sink below the horizon later that day. It’s pretty enough. Lots of colors. Pink, orange, yellow, gold.”
“That sounds beautiful.”
“It has oceans of water covering over ⅔ of its surface. Where the oceans meet the land, there are cliffs, and beaches. With rocks and sand.”
“I want to see them. Sunrise, sunset, beaches, cliffs. Can we see them?”
“Yeah, kid. We can see them.”
So innocent. He didn’t know about fear, anger, rage, hatred, bigotry, pride, arrogance, lust. He didn’t know about sin. I sighed. I couldn’t let him go in blind. “There’s something you should know about earth. It’s beautiful, but it’s flawed.”
“Ever hear the saying like Hell on Earth?” The kid just stared at me, so I explained. “Lucien and the fallen ones live there. Demons all. Earth itself is not Hell. But like hell it is.”
“I don’t understand.”
“I know, kid. I know. But you will. You will.”
The ship started its descent.
Congratulations Two Time Winner Mark, and Sheilagh! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it! :)
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