#ThursThreads – New Year Edition – Winners

New Year Editiong (Week 445) of #ThursThreads had several fantastic tales. I’m honored to see all the writers come to tie a tale during the holiday. I hope you come back again and write more great flash. Thousand thanks to Mark Ethridge for judging at the end of the old year. Check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on Facebook or the #ThursThreads Group on MeWe to keep up with news, etc.


  • Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Mark A. Morris
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Louisa Bacio | @Louisabacio
  • M.T. Decker | @mishmhem

Honorable Mention

Louisa Bacio | @Louisabacio

Mark says: Those three deadly words. Impossible to fight those words.

winner announcement

Mary Decker

Week 445 Winner

M.T. Decker | @mishmhem

Mark says: She gets the win because: Latin curses gone all wrong. 🙂

Last Call

The corporate lawyers flooded into the board room, quoting Latin legal phrases about due process. They were just a series of fractured phrases crashing together in my head.

Habeas Corpus Delicti, Ex Parte, post facto, quid pro quo

It sounded like a conjuring in a bad ‘made for television’ movie but even as they spoke I couldn’t help but think, ‘He should be here.’

“To Negotiate this settlement we can proceed without Daniels being present,” the chief lawyer stated.


“How what?” he asked, and I could tell from the expression on his face he was trying to find out who had invited me and fire them.

“How can you ‘settle’ a complaint that has no grounds, against a man who’s not here and give away the company he created?” I asked. “You do know that he’s your boss, right?”

“And as such, we have the right, no the duty to keep the company solvent in his absence,” he chief lawyer said, to a course of what sounded like Latin agreement.

“He should be here,” I sighed

“Should doesn’t stop the clock. If and when he returns, we will bring him up to speed.”

“If and when?” I asked. “He went to the bathroom. He’s been gone three minutes.”

In the background under their breaths, I heard the final portion of their incantation.

“Ipso facto, quod erat demonstrandum.”

I’m not sure what was proven, but in the morning I was there and they weren’t. Perhaps they mispronounced ‘demonstrandum.’

Congratulations Fifteen Time Winner M.T., and Honorable Mention Louisa! Don’t forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!

Pass on the great news on Twitter, Facebook, MeWe, shiny mirrors, Morse Code, and signal flags. Check out all the original tales HERE. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! 🙂

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