Friday, November 21, 2014

#ThursThreads - Week 145 - Winners

Week 145 of #ThursThreads had some terrific tales. I'm honored to see all of the returning writers and read your stories. It was so nice to see so many of you this week! Thank you for coming back again and again to write and for helping me celebrate these years of flash. Great thanks to Nara Malone for judging this week. There will be NO #THURSTHREADS next week as it's the Thanksgiving holiday and I'll be celebrating with family. Be sure to check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on FB to keep up with news, etc.

  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • A.J. Walker | @zevonesque
  • Jason McKinney | @jason_mckinney
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil 
  • Rebecca Brennan | @bexbrennan
  • Anna Lund | @AnnaLund2011
  • Denise Golinowski | @dgolinowski
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Lynne Hunt | @HayAddict
  • Mary Rose
  • Anne Odom | @AFOdom
  • Charley Emma | @lindorfan
  • Lizzie Koch | @Lizzie_Koch
  • Bronwyn Green | @Bronwyn_Green
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
  • Eric Martell | @drmagoo
Nara says: I looked for a story that grabbed my attention and didn't let go right up until the end. I also looked for a strong sense of showing me in rich or unique language, versus just telling me what happened. I like an image that sticks with me. Some two hours later, at midnight, and I could still tell you the things those stories made me see and feel. I didn't have to look back. Nice work.

Winners Announcement:

Honorable Mentions

Denise Golinowski | @DGolinowski
Nara says: Denise's tale pictured for me the lipstick cam and those sexy alluring moves of the women chatting--that line about libidos was excellent.

Eric Martell | @drmagoo
Nara says: It was that cat watching and also the emotion it brought out that got me. I really like the progression of how he takes us thru a torturer's mind in so few words.

Rebecca Brennan | @bexbrennan
Nara says: Again it was the visuals of the stripper and removing that final scarf that really pulled me in.

Week 145 Winner

Nara says: The winner left an image of poker chips stuck to a woman's butt that just made the whole story crystal clear.

Poker Night

Donnie tossed his dreads behind his shoulder and flopped into the cafe’s patio chair. I threw a stack of bills on the table. “There you go, D. Now we’re square.”

He grinned. “So, you won big at Jenn’s poker game? I expected it to devolve into a screaming match.”

“Oh, it did.” I closed my notebook and twisted my greying hair into a bun. “Followed by some shoving. Then Jenn grabbed Steph and planted a brutal kiss on her. Next thing, Steph’s ripping Jen’s clothes off and throwing her down on the table.”

“Holy hell.”

“Indeed.” I sipped at my coffee. “Money and poker chips flew everywhere. Except, of course, for the bits that stuck to Jen’s ass.”

“So,” Donnie waved the money at me. “Did you steal this from the pot and dash?”

“Ha! No. We all just sat there and watched. I mean, no one expects live porn at a poker game.”

“You watched the *whole* thing?”

“Well, it *was* a quickie.” I shrugged and turned my face to the sun. “And I was in for big money.”

“So what did Jenn and Steph say?”

“Mostly grunting, ‘Oh God’, and ‘Yesyesyes!’”

“No, dumbass.” Donnie backhanded my shoulder, and I laughed. “After.”

“Absolutely nothing. Picked the poker chips, cards, and money off Jen’s backside and threw their clothes back on.”

“And just kept playing.”

“Yep. Those bills you’re waving around could be covered in Jen’s sex sweat.” I flashed him a smile. “Consider it interest on the debt.”

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

Pass on the great news on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, shiny mirrors, Morse Code, and signal flags. Check out all the stories here. Again there will be NO #THURSTHREADS next week as it's the Thanksgiving holiday and I'll be celebrating with family. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! :)

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