#ThursThreads – Week 510 – Winners

Week 510 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 Muirlette #1 for judging this week. Check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on Facebook or the #ThursThreads Group on MeWe to keep up with news, etc.


  • Miya Kressin | @miya_kressin
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Mark Ethridge | @mysoulstears
  • Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
  • Catherine Verdier | @CatherineVrdr
  • Mark A. Morris
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • M.T. Decker | @mishmhem

Honorable Mentions

Mark A. Morris

Muirlette #1 says: I liked how it started off in the real world with a very real problem and then gradually gained a fantastical element. I also liked the form of a poem this story took. It was an absolute joy to read.

Catherine Verdier | @CatherineVrDr

Muirlette #1 says: I liked the action, urgency, and humor of this story. I loved that the leading characters were very capable, smart, funny women. This was a pleasure to read.

winner announcement

Mary Decker

Week 510 Winner

M.T. Decker | @mishmhem

Muirlette #1 says: I loved the humor and sarcasm put in this story. It brought life and personality to it for me. I would honestly very much love to read more of this story. Very well done.

Trouble on the Rise

“Something’s wrong.”

“Ya think?” Iggie asked as he pushed himself off the floor. “What was your first clue?”

“Well, there’s the fact that we’re laying on the floor.”

“Oh, good. I’d hate to think I’d missed a clue or something,” Iggie added as he offered his friend a hand up.

Together they surveyed the damaged lab.

“This is not good.”

“Boss,” Iggie sighed as he shook his head and poured them both a drink. “You are either the master of understatement or really good at overstating the obvious. I can’t decide, but if the next words out of your mouth are ‘We have to find him,’ I’m going to have to hit you.”

“Iggie, if you try I will knock you into next week.”

“I think our friend the good doctor already did that.”

Iggie looked out the tower window, realizing for the first time that there was no longer a window, but rather a gaping hole where the window used to be— and from it he could see torches approaching the castle.

“We’re too late, Frankie— I think someone found him…”

Congratulations TWENTY-ONE TIME WINNER Mary, and Honorable Mentions Mark and Catherine! Don’t forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!

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