Friday, January 24, 2014

#ThursThreads - Week 105 - Winners

Week 105 of #ThursThreads had some terrific tales and a great 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 for helping me celebrate these years of flash. It was also wonderful to have some new folks stop by. Welcome!

  • Rafe Brox | @etcet
  • Doris O'Connor | @mamaD8
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • Anna Lund | @AnnaLund2011
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir 
  • Wendy Strain | @WendyStrain
  • Katherine Lipnitskaya | @gorgeous_jaan
  • Cynthia Hudson Keane | @AuthorCAKeane
  • Lizzie Koch | @Lizzie_Koch
  • Charley Descoteaux | @CharleyDescote
  • Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
  • Goran Zidar | @gzidar
  • Stacy Bennett-Hoyt | @Rowanwolf66
  • Simon Abernathy
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • PT Wyant
  • Kathleen Magner | @kathleen_magner
  • Cate Derham | @Cate_Derham
  • Robert Mahone | @Computilizer
  • M. Decker | @mishmhem

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions

Charley Descoteaux | @CharleyDescote
Wow, talk about a commentary about not being the body you wear. Not only was this tale full of humor, but also the subtle reminder that we are not the body. Nicely done and I better see the whole thing eventually, Charley. I want to know what happened to Jeff.

Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
Okay, I admit it. It was the cat internet videos that did it. I laughed so hard at that. What a sucky job and yet, you truly get to meet interesting people. LOL

Goran Zidar | @gzidar
What I loved about this tale was the understated courage and strength the prince displayed by admitting his awareness of the captain's position and recognizing the need for learning. Well done and so subtly written, Goran.
M. Decker | @mishmhem
Oh, man, these guys are in so much trouble, but you know Kevin's not going to like what Sean's going to do to get them noticed and unnoticed. LOL Nicely done, Ms. Decker.

Week 105 Winner

Simon Abernathy

Let me start by saying: BWAHAHAHAHAHA. Ahem. I loved the whole tone of the tale. The dry humor of being a parent, and the one who's not supposed to be afraid of spiders (I can't claim that title), just made me chortle each time I read it. I also loved the line about how little girls were tough as nails, they just didn't have the reach with a mace. LOL Excellent. :D

There’s an art to responding to the call to kill a spider. You can’t ignore it for too long, even though you just got comfy on the couch, because what if this time it really is Shelob and your kid is seconds away from becoming lunch. You can’t jump up and run into the room, because then you’ll be at the beck and call of anyone who freaks out because there’s a fly on the screen – the outside of the screen. You can’t run away screaming like a little girl, even when it is Shelob cavorting with Aragog as they prepare the Feast That Lasts A Thousand Nights in the room, because everyone knows little girls are tough as nails and your daughter would totally have taken care of it, but six year olds just don’t have much reach with a mace. You have to stroll into the room as a savior of the weak, but without making a judgment as to who is weak, or why. You have to bring the right tool for the kill – your moccasin just won’t do, but it’s awkward to carry a sledgehammer wherever you go. And you have to be prepared to protect the poor creature and save it from anyone who would be callous enough to kill something that, after all, just was hungry, just in case there’s an entomologist around.

And you have to pretend that you’re not terrified.

Congratulations FIVE TIME WINNER Simon, Charley, Cara, Goran, and M. Decker! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!

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