Week 544 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 Tina Glasneck for judging this week. Check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on Facebook or the #ThursThreads Group on MeWe to keep up with news, etc.
- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Mark A. Morris
- Mark Ethridge | @mysoulstears
- David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- M.T. Decker | @mishmhem
- Joel Sandersen | @Whirlwindsof
- Eric Martell | @drmag00
Joel Sandersen | @Whirlwindsof
Tina says: The talking car brought back fun nostalgia and was not what I was expecting ats Charlie and Jess entered the storage. Like Jess, I’d expected it to be a ghost. A refreshing surprise that had me reminiscing about the other famous talking cars, Kitt and Christine. Would be great to see which one your car might take after.
David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
Tina says: Cat POV What’s not to love about a snarky cat with a mind of its own? It is definitely a tale that all cat lovers can identify with, that of the feline with a very human personality. I wondered what had happened before and if the cat was indeed a cat or a human turned into a cat. A great premise that kept me intrigued.
Week 544 Winner
Tina says: Can I just say that I’d love to have Cal on my side? The wonderful twist that blood magic didn’t work on him I didn’t see coming. With a great twist and wonderful characterization, I can’t wait to dive into more of Cal’s adventures. I want more! Great job!
Winning is for losers.
Cal looked at the forces gathered against them and squared his shoulders. He had to prove that he would do anything to protect what was his, and he had to remind his enemies that nothing was stronger than a man with nothing to lose.
He had let them start the fight, holding back until they’d committed fully. This had to look real, and that meant it had to be real.
He felt pain sear into his brain as he started to lose control. He growled, an unholy smile gracing his lips as he focused on his enemies.
“Sometimes you fight fire with water,” he said. “Sometimes you fight it with foam— Ah prefer to fight fire with hell-fire.”
As he spoke, his eyes began to glow and he started to turn. It was time to remind them of just who and what he was.
“You know why blood magic don’t work on me?” he asked, taunting them with the one fact that had eluded them, “I haven’t had any in 250 years.”
The admission set the blood mage free and her spell swept through guilty and innocent alike. And at its end, only the innocent remained.
Cal blinked, his voice sounding distant even to him. “Did you miss me on purpose?”
She laughed at the accusation in his voice.
“I wasn’t trying to hit you,” she assured him. “Then again, I wasn’t trying not to either.”
He smiled, they’d faced the madness that couldn’t be defeated, and somehow they’d survived.
Congratulations TWENTY-FIVE TIME WINNER Mary, and Honorable Mentions Joel, and David! Don’t forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!
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