Friday, January 3, 2014

#ThursThreads - Week 102 - Winners

Week 102 of #ThursThreads had some terrific tales and a huge turnout. 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 folks stop by. Welcome! Great thanks to A.S. Fenichel for judging this week. :)

  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • Anna Lund | @AnnaLund2011
  • Veronica Jorden | @RevolutionaryVJ
  • Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
  • Wendy Strain | @WendyStrain
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir 
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Jeremy Milburn
  • Lizzie Koch | @Lizzie_Koch
  • Cynthia Hudson Keane | @AuthorCAKeane
  • Cate Derham | @Cate_Derham
  • SJ Maylee | @SJMaylee
  • John Kirk | @KirkProductions
  • Nellie Batz | @solimond
  • Kate Lipnitskaya | @gorgeous_jaan
A.S. says: First of all, I’d like to say that this was really tough to choose. I had to devise a rating system because I loved so many of these tales. I actually narrowed it down to eight stories that I then went back and rated by Creativity, Writing and Hook. So much impressive writing!

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions

Veronica Jorden | @RevolutionaryVJ
A.S. says: This story had me from the first words by capturing pure emotion. Fantastic hook, powerful description and a last line made me want to scream for more.

Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
A.S. says: This had a great hook that was funny and painfully descriptive. I loved the contrast between desire and hatred. It really worked well and was believable, which is difficult to pull off.

Week 102 Winner

A.S. says: The tone was set from the very start. It grabbed me and didn’t let go. I’m ready to read the entire book. I loved the way the author conveyed a huge amount of information and even backstory with so few words. Really well written.

“Fucking war.” Jocelyn turned around and watched the explosions lighting up the night sky. “We never should have agreed to this.”

“We weren’t given a choice.” Nathan packed his canteen into his satchel.

As darkness reached out and touched her ships, she knew the real end was coming. With each fleet that left for their chance in the sky, she knew it was just a matter of time before Nathan would need to leave.

She pushed her fingers into the glass, sending the last of her day’s power to the troops. She gave all she could and in the end it was only a small aid to their feeble attempt to remove the evil from her safe place.

“You can’t go, not yet.”

“Jocelyn, you know I must.” He wrapped his arms around her. “If I’m going to secure a new source for your power, I must go now.”

She fell to her knees. The strain of war was leaving its mark. “It’s no time for tears. I know, but I fear what losing you will do to me.”

“Jocelyn, my love you’re the strongest of us all.” He caressed her cheek and dragged his fingers over the emptiness left behind from where her magic once lived. His lips slipped over hers and he confirmed what she already knew. It was the one thing she had to believe. “I’ll always come back to you.”

Congratulations Two Time Winner SJ, and Veronica! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Very cool. The comments were filled with fabulous flashes yesterday too. Thanks A.S. and Siobhan. :D


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