#ThursThreads – Week 440 – Winners

Week 440 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. Check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on Facebook or the #ThursThreads Group on MeWe to keep up with news, etc.


  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Teresa Eccles | @TeresaMEccles
  • Mark A. Morris
  • David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Kelly Heinen | @Aightball
  • Catherine Ducourau | @cathducourau
  • Katheryn J. Avila | @katheryn_avila
  • M.T. Decker | @mishmhem

Honorable Mentions

Katheryn J. Avila | @katheryn_avila

Siobhan says: I’ve been in the position of not wanting to show anyone my work before it’s finished, so I get her hesitance. But the twist at the end, that the music is volatile and could “backfire” really grabbed me. Nicely done in so few words.

David Ludwig | @DavidALudwig

Siobhan says: Reading these tales I often expect the story to work out for the characters, but this one took a dark turn with a littler reminder that sometimes the “bad guy” wins. The question is, who is the “bad guy” here? Great story.

winner announcement

Week 440 Winner

M.T. Decker | @mishmhem

Siobhan says: I’m usually not a fan of poetry. As a person who reads and writes prose, poetry often makes me roll my eyes. But the rare exceptions are the poems that make me think, that hint at more than they say, and whisper about truths hidden just beyond their face-value. This tale was like that and led me to introspection and contemplation. Well done.

Not What I Expected

You keep your little secrets,
In a jar by the door,
They litter your life
So you tried to round them up
But you can never keep them straight.
The big secrets, those have a way of getting out
And then life is never the same.
Your little secrets make you feel safe
Make you feel kind
But the real secrets,
Those are the ones that could kill
So you keep your little secrets,
Where everyone can see
While you go on safari
To hunt the big ones down.
They lie in weight
Too massive to ignore
They lie in time
Fading in and out of sight.
The little secrets won’t kill you
But they can hurt you just the same
It’s the big ones that shatter
It’s the big ones that break
So you hunt them in the dark
Knowing you can’t outrun the truth.


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

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