Friday, November 15, 2013

#ThursThreads - Week 96 - Winners

Week 96 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 it was wonderful to have some new faces. Welcome! Great thanks to Alicia White for judging this week. :)

  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Doris O'Connor | @mamaD8
  • Lila Shaw | @Lila_Shaw
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir 
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Mark Ethridge | @LurchMunster
  • Stacy Bennett-Hoyt | @Rowanwolf66
  • Kelly Heinen | @Aightball

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions

Doris O'Connor | @mamaD8
Alicia says: "At your service, ma'am." That line made me grin and let my mind wonder. :)

Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
Alicia says: This story left me curious. I'm going to read the book. I have to know what happens next.

Lila Shaw | @Lila_Shaw
Alicia says: The ending was really cute.
Week 96 Winner

Alicia says: I have to say that the story was touching and emotional. In only 250 words, I was pulled in and now I want to read more. Where can I read Ariel's book?

He stared into her dulled eyes, red-rimmed and rheumy with age. Her gnarled fingers plucked at the softly woven blanket covering legs bent and twisted by the years of her lifetime. With a hand shaking with gentleness, he smoothed listless gray locks from her face.

“Are you ready, sweetheart?”

Her eyes lifted to his and for an instant, he saw the lively, funny girl who’d once lived inside her. Then she blinked, and the girl he’d once loved was replaced by the old woman with no memory of their time together.

His heart hurt, as if such a thing was even possible for someone like him.

“Ready?” She formed the word with great concentration.

“It’s time to go.”

Hands fluttering like nervous birds, she gestured around the small room in the nursing home. “Don’t understand…” Her frail voice whispered like snowflakes drifting on the wind.

“It’s moving day.”


Just as he picked her up and settled her easily in his arms, a nurse appeared in the doorway.

“What are you doing? Who are you? Put her down! I’m calling security!”

He ignored the woman’s tirade. Gold sparkles swirled around them. “Close your eyes.” Moments later, they appeared in the Summerlands, met by the Goddess and his Queen.

“Where am I?”

“Your forever home, love. As I promised.”

Titania’s lip curled into a disdainful smile. “This is why fae don’t fall in love with humans, Ariel. They die too soon.”

And took a piece of his heart each time.

Congratulations Four Time Winner Silver, Lila, and Doris! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!

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1 comment:

  1. Awww. Doing the happy dance here. Thanks so much for judging. Alicia. The bad news is, Ariel's full story is book 4 in my new series. The good news is, he appears in the prequel novella, THAT OL' BLACK MAGIC, and the first novel, SEASON OF THE WITCH, of my new urban fantasy series, The Penumbra Papers.

    Congrats to Doris and Lila! I was in very good company this week. :D


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