#ThursThreads – Week 450 – Winners

Week 450 of #ThursThreads had many fantastic tales. I’m honored to see all the writers come to tie a tale as we head toward the end of 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 Luanne Bennett for judging this week. Check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on Facebook or the #ThursThreads Group on MeWe to keep up with news, etc.


  • Joseph P. Garland | @JPGarlandAuthor
  • Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
  • Miya Kressin | @miya_kressin
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Mark A. Morris
  • Kaylee Haynes | @kaylee_hamelink
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Patty Dump | @pattydump1
  • David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • M.T. Decker | @mishmhem

Luanne says: I would say Siobhan gets an HM…but shes not eligible. I didn’t read who wrote it first, but damn.

Honorable Mentions

Mark A. Morris

Luanne says: Its enough of a start to keep me thinking on the time, species and more.

Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil

Luanne says: Sweet revenge, and a way to plot staying in charge.

Patty Dump | @pattydump1

Luanne says: Drake can suck an egg. He’s an ass.

winner announcement

Week 450 Winner

Miya Kressin | @miya_kressin

Luanne says: Seriously I want more. More history and a full story.

If Calla thought working in showbiz was hard before the apocalypse, it was a nightmare now. Power outages and additional security to protect the actors from the dead, as well as the living, added new stressors. Reassuring up and coming starlets that they wouldn’t turn out like you took more of her time than she wanted, too.

“You’ll be fine. Turned can’t get within fifteen feet. Your scene partner will come up to you, you’ll both say your given lines, and the director and staff will make their decision. They’ve seen three today so far. If you are prepared, I think you’ll make it.”

“How do you know?”

Calla smiled and lifted her hair to show the scars that made her famous. “I’m the one casting it, my dear.” She rubbed her hands down the actress’ arms, surreptitiously checking for any marks the girl may have tried to hide beneath makeup.

“Next audition!” boomed from the row of chairs with the directing team. Calla gave the girl a last smile and then moved down into the pen of Turned for a closer look at the potential stars. Immune and invisible to Turned from her childhood bites, Calla could easily get within their ranks to shepherd the once-men where the director wanted them. She liked that the position let her see how an actress would look to their viewers.

This girl…She had a spark. It was a pity she’d be bitten in the last scene.

Congratulations Winner Miya, and Honorable Mentions Mark, Sheilagh, and Patty! 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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