#ThursThreads – Week 424 – Winners

Week 424 of #ThursThreads had many fantastic tales. I’m honored to see all the writers come to tie a tale as we start our ninth year. If you’ve been doing it a while, thank you for sticking with us. If you’ve just found us, welcome! May you come back again and write more great flash. Thousand thanks to George Varhalmi for judging this week. 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
  • AJ Walker | @zevonesque
  • Mark A. Morris
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Joel Sandersen | @jsandersen76
  • Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
  • M.T. Decker | @mishmhem

Honorable Mentions

Kel J. Heinen | @Aightball

George says: What a great tale, a demon infused tree that was awesome. i really liked the conversation between the characters. I liked the sarcastic jabs and the twist at the end. I thought of witches and sorcerors but didn’t expect the demon. Nicely done.

Joel Sandersen | @jsandersen76

George says: While I’m not typically drawn to poetry I liked this piece for its contemplative and regretful visuals Some of the words, not the prompt, seemed out of place but it did not affect the emotion negatively.

winner announcement

Mary Decker

Week 424 Winner

M.T. Decker | @mishmhem

George says: Curiosity killed the cat. Great tale makes me wonder how much of the rollerblade escapade is based in reality. Overall the tale had a great flow, humor and sarcasm and made it my favorite for the week.

Trouble loves company

“So what happened, exactly?” I asked wondering how my best friend and her brother had ended up in traction in the hospital, looking more like the mummy’s errant twins than two of the best reporters in town.

“I can’t say…” Evan answered

“Can’t or won’t?” I asked.

“Going down that road was a bad trip,” Marta began.

“Downhill,” her brother added.

“On rollerblades.”

“Into traffic, picking up speed, heading towards a brick wall.”

“In front of a glass factory.”

“Right before a sixty-foot drop.”

“Into a tank full of piranha.”

I watched them as they continued to describe what had happened, at least metaphorically.

“That was then swallowed by an Orca.”

I shook my head. I’d seen these two get into trouble before, but usually one was worse for wear than the other— this time they were both a mess.

“So, you both hit the same rough spot?”

“No,” Marta answered. “I slipped up and bozo head here went after me.”

“Down the hill?”

“Well… no one would have believed her without the video…”

Congratulations Twelve Time Winner M.T., and Honorable Mentions Kel, and Joel! Don’t forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!

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