Friday, September 26, 2014

#ThursThreads - Week 137 - Winners

Week 137 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 for helping me celebrate these years of flash. And so great to have some new faces in the crowd this week. Welcome! Great thanks to Chris Linehan for judging this week. Be sure to check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on FB to keep up with news, etc.

  • Mark Ethridge | @LurchMunster
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Sandi Layne | @sandyquill
  • Anna Lund | @AnnaLund2011
  • Olivia Starke | @OliviaStarke
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Wendy Strain | @WendyStrain
  • Eden Connor | @EdenConnor
  • Mark A. King | @Making_Fiction
  • Charles W. Jones | @ChuckWesJ
  • Charlee | @lindorfan
  • Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
  • Even Sultry | @EvenSultry
  • Louisa Bacio | @Louisabacio

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions

Wendy Strain | @WendyStrain
Chris says: This story is very intriguing, and if this was on the back cover, I would buy the book to read.

Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
Chris says: This story is a sentimental favorite to me right now. As the father of a newborn, I can really relate.

Olivia Starke | @OliviaStarke
Chris says: Although this story seemed unfinished, it reads very well as an excerpt out of a novelet or short story. I would like to read the rest of the story.

Week 137 Winner

Chris says: This is the winner because the story kept me involved, and I did not see the surprise twist at the end coming.

He sees her writhe in pain, her body contorted like organic origami; folding, bending and jolting with agony. He smiles.

Heavily drugged, she cannot move from the bed. He likes it this way. Soon it will be over for her. Where would she go anyway?

A gleaming knife cuts neatly at her flesh and he brings the camera closer to capture every moment, to savour it, he will replay this, and maybe even enjoy it more after the event.

“I hate you so much,” she screams at him, her voice pure loathing, “I thought you loved me, how could you do this to me?”

He smiles and says, “You wanted this as much as me. You asked for it. You know what I mean?”

She scowls at him. She howls, a noise he has only ever heard from animals or horror films.

Then…he sees the head. He hears the slosh of amniotic fluid and the scream of new life. He looks at her and as soon as she cradles their child, she smiles.

Congratulations Winner Mark, Wendy, Kelly, and Olivia! Don't forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!

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