Week 395 of #ThursThreads had many fantastic tales. I’m honored to see all the writers come to tie a tale as we start our eighth 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. Check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on Facebook or the #ThursThreads Group on MeWe to keep up with news, etc.
- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Katheryn J. Avila | @katheryn_avila
- Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Mark A. Morris
- Catherine Derham | @catederham_
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
- Kel J. Heinen | @Aightball
- M.T. Decker | @mishmhem
David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
Siobhan says: A great story with a twist at the end. Surprise and innocence seemed to be the theme until the very last line. This was a game to her and the Sheriff wasn’t nearly as amused. Loved it.
Mark A. Morris
Siobhan says: What I liked about this tale was the ease of the narrator’s energy. He was good to go to cheer on his friend or walk away. He was happy being support staff nor nothing at all. In this world of competition, it was a refreshing breath of gentleness. Wonderful.
Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
Siobhan says: What I loved most about this tale was the encouragement and love at the very end. There is nothing cooler than a dragon man, but the way the older character delivered it showed a loving connection that is one of the reasons I love fantasy quest type stories. Great tale.
Week 395 Winner
Siobhan says: This tale seemed like the usual not-quite trusting conversation between uneasy partners – until the end. That one line about the Sig Sauer put it into perspective real quick. Great tale.
“Is that all you’re going to say?”
The man’s tone was sharp, nasal and almost as annoying as he was.
“What else do you want me to say?”
“I want to know you’re going to stand up for me:
Most of the time I would, but since I didn’t know which way he was going to jump these days, I couldn’t guarantee how I’d react. “If you say something I could get behind, I’m there— but I’m not going to follow you blind. You know where I stand and you know which side of my bread is buttered, the rest is up to you.”
“So, you’re going to dictate the terms of our friendship?”
I rolled my eyes. “The terms of our friendship are the same as they always been – be honest, be true, don’t take BS.”
“I’m not asking you to violate that.”
“Yeah, but you aren’t telling me which part is going to apply.”
“Be honest, be true…”
He smiled, taking a sword from its wall hanging. He inspected it for a moment and then lunged at me, backing me up to the wall, the tip of his blade against my breast bone.
I smiled. He had a point, and as long as it was one thrust away from my heart, he had my support… at least until I could draw my Sig-Sauer.
Congratulations Seven Time Winner Mary, and Honorable Mentions David, Mark, and Cara! Don’t forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!
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