#ThursThreads – Week 360 – Winners

Week 360 of #ThursThreads had many fantastic tales. I’m honored to see all the writers come to tie a tale as we complete our seventh year. If you’ve been doing it a while, thank you. If you’ve just found us, welcome! May you come back again and write more great flash. Thousand thanks to Crystal Brown for judging this week. Check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on Facebook or the #ThursThreads Group on MeWe to keep up with news, etc.


  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Mason Bushell | @MBWorkhouse
  • Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
  • Daelyn Morgana | @DaelynMorgana
  • Catherine Derham | @Cate_Derham
  • Eric Martell | @drmag00
  • Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
  • Kel J. Heinen | @Aightball
  • Teresa Eccles | @TeresaMEccles
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil

Crystal says: Great stories, everyone.

Honorable Mentions

Teresa Eccles | @TeresaMEccles

Crystal says: a little story about your story. When my daughter was a freshman in high school there was a bomb threat and active scooter. Her theory was always be friendly to everyone because you just don’t know what people would do. She never had a problem in school but makes you think. Great story.

Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea

Crystal says: I love your story. Can’t imagine Trump getting elected for another term. I laugh out loud for “Royal Hoary Marmot” reference. Great use of the prompt and a great story.

Mason Bushell | @MBWorkhouse

Crystal says: Love your story. Kept wanting to tell Edward to walk away. It’s like a horror movie and you scream at them for doing stupid stuff to get killed. You just want to scream at Edward to turn around and run. Thanks for a great story and use of the prompt.

winner announcement

Week 360 Winner

Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil

Crystal says: I’m always wondering about people that pass away will reappear in a dream or your subconscious. Your story felt so real, my hubby is Military just came home and he still sometimes sees his teammate who passed away or talks with him in a dream. Thanks for a great story.

I had that dream again; maybe two years of therapy wasn’t enough when your firefighter boyfriend dies fighting a fire? I made coffee and breakfast and ate; even though it was 3 a.m. I wouldn’t be getting any more sleep before work. I turned on my computer and did some of the work I’d been contracted to do. Around six a.m. I stared out the window my eyes straying to Greg’s old apartment balcony. I blinked. I saw Greg standing there motioning to me with his hands like he had in my dream. Realizing what that motion and knew he wanted me to get a rope ladder. He’d been on me to get it before he died; obviously my subconscious wanted that too.

Purchasing one that would extend from my third floor balcony at five p.m. I was exhausted. Taking my ladder to the bedroom I fell asleep dreaming again. Greg was shouting at me to wake up and get out. Waking with a start I realized my apartment was full of smoke. My laptop computer had set a fire. Using the rope ladder I escaped.

The firefighters (friends of Greg’s) told me that if I hadn’t awoken when I did and hadn’t had the ladder I’d be dead. I thought they had a wicked sense of humor but they were serious. I’m thankful somehow Greg moved heaven and earth and saved me. Someday will be together until then I’d live my life to the fullest.

Congratulations Eleven Time Winner Sheilagh, and Honorable Mentions Teresa, Billl, and Mason! 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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