#ThursThreads – Week 536 – Winners

Week 536 of #ThursThreads, and y’all never disappoint. We’re in Year 10 and that’s an accomplishment in itself! Thank you to all y’all for coming back to write for all these years. I couldn’t have done it without you. If you’ve just found us, welcome to the crew! 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.


  • Mark Ethridge | @mysoulstears
  • Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
  • Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
  • Silver James | @SilverJames_
  • Mark A. Morris
  • Chase
  • David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
  • Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
  • Stacy Bennett | @SBennettWrites
  • Kelly Heinen | Aightball

Honorable Mentions

Stacy Bennett | @SBennettWrites

Muirlette says: I liked the adventure and the twist. I would love to read more of this story. Well done.

David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig

Muirlette says: I enjoyed reading this piece. I like the chemistry between Lupita and her abuela. Would love to read more.


Muirlette says: I liked the twist at the end and would like to see where it goes. And what causes it. Great job.

winner announcement

Mark Ethridge

Week 536 Winner

Mark Ethridge | @mysoulstears

Muirlette says: I loved the humor and satire in this story. It was an absolute blast to read this. I laughed so loud my mom came to check on me. Excellently done.

“Before I destroy the fabric of your reality, let me say this. You can send backup anytime now. You’re going to need it.”

I didn’t wait for a response, and instead leaped straight into my destructive work.

“How much is 100%?”


“How much is 100% of something? Or anything? Can you have more than 100% pure gold?”

“No, you can’t get more than 100% of anything! Every idiot knows that!”

I looked at the chart on the wall, and pointed at it. “Then explain this to me.”

The chart showed survey results from asking 2382 white Christians a set of questions about the population of the United States. What I found hilarious was the makeup of the population, per the chart.

White people – 40% of the population.
Black people – 30% of the population.
Asian people – 40% of the population.
Hispanic/Latino people – 40% of the population.

If you added it all up, it was 150% of the population of the country.

“How can white Christians think there are more people in this country than are in this country?”

I was greeted by silence. Apparently the idiot knew that the numbers made no sense at all.

“How can white Christians add 40, 40, 40, and 30 together, and get 100? Do they not know how to add?” I stared at him. “Or, perhaps, they’re just terrified of things, of people who are not white Christians like them?”

You can’t really argue with numbers like that. The guy shut up.

Congratulations Sixteen Time Winner Mark, and Honorable Mentions Stacy, David, and Chase. Don’t forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!

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