#ThursThreads – Week 488 – Winners

Week 488 of #ThursThreads had many fantastic tales. What an amazing feat we’ve pulled off. Nine years! If you’ve been doing it a while, thank you for coming back each week. If you’ve just found us, welcome! You’re in good company. May you come back again and write more great flash. A thousand thanks to Patricia Oak for judging this week. Check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on Facebook or the #ThursThreads Group on MeWe to keep up with news, etc.


  • Angora Shade | @AngoraShade
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
  • Catherine Verdier | @CatheVerdier
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Eric Martell | @drmag00
  • Mark A. Morris
  • David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Teresa Eccles| @TeresaMEccles
  • M.T. Decker | @mishmhem
  • Tina Glasneck | @TinaGlasneck

Honorable Mentions

Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil

Patricia says: this story was meant for Veterans day. I was drawn on and want to read about both love stories.

Silver James | @SilverJames_

Patricia says: this story out of all of them made me want more. My first note for this was “What’s going to happen next?”. I love stories that make me want more and I will go back to read.

Catherine Verdier | @CatheVerdier

Patricia says: as I was reading this story I just want to jump in and help this poor girl. I just love stories that make me care that much for the characters.

winner announcement

Week 488 Winner

Teresa Eccles | @TeresaMEccles

Patricia says: this story was well written, easy to follow and I could see where it could keep going. I felt the emotions jump off of page at me. Congratulations.

LeeAnn walked in as Sherry let out a heavy sigh.

“How’s it going?”


“It’s small, yeah?”

“It’s been small. Stuff has started to get out of hand, though. I mean, look at this!”

Sherry held up a huge stack of papers.

“LeeAnn, this was supposed to be a little contest with maybe ten entries. How in the world did this many people even find out about it?”

LeeAnn shrugged. “Maybe word got out?”

Sherry stopped and shot LeeAnn a hard stare.

“What did you do?”

LeeAnn grabbed a piece of candy and shoved it in her mouth, shaking her head and pointing to her full mouth, making noises around the caramel as if she were trying to speak.

“LeeAnn! You know I don’t have time to read all these essays. Why would you do this?”

LeeAnn chewed faster, holding up her index finger at Sherry, causing Sherry to roll her eyes and put both hands on her hips as she waited.

“You’ve worked so hard to make your shop a success, I knew that one little sign on your door wouldn’t bring in many entries. And, isn’t the whole point of this contest to bring more attention to your store? I may have posted the contest on social media.”

Sherry’s eyebrows shot up.

“And added an uh . . . incentive.”

Sherry’s eyes closed in disbelief.

“LeeAnn, I do not believe you.” She drew a deep breath and handed some papers to LeeAnn. “Fine. You’re reading essays, too.”

Congratulations Five Time Winner Teresa, and Honorable Mentions Sheilagh, Silver, and Catherine! Don’t forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!

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