Friday, October 25, 2013

#ThursThreads - Week 93 - Winners

Week 93 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. Great thanks to Veronica Jorden for judging this week. :)

  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Dee Little
  • Mark Ethridge | @LurchMunster
  • David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Nellie Batz | @solimond
Veronica says: Well done everyone! Thank you so much for sharing your stories with me! Happy writing!!

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions

David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
Veronica says: This was another great draw-me-in story. I would love to read more of this tale.

Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
Veronica says: So sweet and so moving. If only we could all see everything this way. The use of the prompt here moved me to tears.

Nellie Batz | @solimond
Veronica says: I love the characters in this one. My favorite line: "Mischief to plan."

Week 93 Winner

Veronica says: This was a beautiful story. Vivid imagery and it drew me in. To often we forget the amazing and beautiful world around us. When a character gets to see that beauty for the first time it really resonates with me.

The kid looked at his hand, and watched the blood leak from it. I’d tried to warn him, but he hadn’t listened. This was Earth. The world of the humans. Where even the flowers were violent, and dangerous.

I laughed. “Careful, boy.” I pulled a strip of medical tape out of my pocket, and wrapped it around his finger.

“What happened?”

“The humans have a song. Says every rose has its thorn.” I carefully reached into the rosebush, and pulled the stem out into the open. “The song doesn’t lie.” He could see the stem, and the thorns spaced randomly around it. “This is a rose, kid.” I cut the stem, and pulled the rose bloom free, handing it to him.

He studied it. “It’s stunning.”

“Yeah. It is.” I sighed. “Every bit as beautiful as anything in the City of Gold.”

He nodded his head. “Look at the way it’s petals all wind together.” He ran his fingertips across the petals of the rosebud. “They feel like velvet, or silk.”

“They are one of Joshua’s most exquisite creations.”

The kid stared at it. “And yet, it’s filled with thorns.” The kid shook his head. “How? How can this be?”

“This is Earth. Where Lucien and the fallen live.” I looked up at the moon in the star filled sky. “Perhaps Joshua’s greatest creation.” I took a deep breath, and slowly let it out. “It’s beautiful. But it’s flawed. It’s why Joshua trapped Lucien and the fallen here. On Earth.”

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

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  1. Thanks Siobhan for hosting as always, and thanks to Veronica for judging!

    Congrats to fellow HMs Kelly and Nellie, and especial congratulations to Mark!

    As for more of my story, I've had snippets in other flash competitions but it doesn't quite feel ready for the full treatment. I really appreciate the interest though.

  2. congratulations HMS Kelly, Nellie and congratulations Mark


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