Week 553 of #ThursThreads, and y’all never disappoint. We’re more than halfway through our tenth year and the time is flying. Thank you to everyone who writes each week. 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. Check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on Facebook or the #ThursThreads Group on MeWe to keep up with news, etc.
- Mark A. Morris
- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Eric C. Martell | @drmag00
- David A. Ludwig | @DavidALudwig
- Clay T. | @eight_clay
- Daelyn Morgana | @DaelynMorgana
- Louisa Bacio | @Louisabacio
Mark A. Morris
Siobhan says: I loved the sci-fi angle to this tale but the twist at the end had me grinning. Where are the Three Laws of Robotics? Eep!
Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
Siobhan says: This tale made me laugh, especially the last line. As a confirmed dreamer, I totally empathized with the narrator. Loved the colloquial oral storytelling vibe.
Week 553 Winner
Siobhan says: What I loved about this tale was the humanity. Both on the side of the prostitute and that of her client. I liked that neither of them hid from their transaction, but the client offered to treat her as more than just a tool of pleasure. It brought sweetness and compassion into the often cold world of reality. Well done, doc.
NSFW Environments because of the subject matter.
“Hey! You okay?” His shout brought me back to where I was. I wish it hadn’t. Turning tricks was my job, but I’d long passed the time when men wanted see me in an evening gown, accompanying them to fancy parties. I wasn’t quite down to alleyways, but that time was coming.
“Oh sure. I’m alright, baby. You just keep on doin’ what you’re doin’. You sure do know what you’re doin’, too.” I tried to sound sincere, but internally I winced at the cheesy lines.
“You may be alright, but somethin’s off. I looked down at you and your eyes were a thousand miles away from here. Kinda distractin’, if you know what I mean.”
“Ah shit. I didn’t mean…”
“I know you didn’t mean. And I ain’t mad. Even distracted, you’re the best piece of ass I’ve had in a long time. I just wanted to know where you were. In your head, I mean.”
“I, uhh. Most of you never ask about anything other than if you’re the best I’ve had or if I’ll run away with you. You’re not going to ask either of those, are you?”
“Hell no. We both know what we’re doin’ here. I hired you to provide a service, and you blowin’ smoke up my backside costs extra.”
I laughed. “More than you got, honey.”
“So where’d you go?”
“That’s a long story.”
“I like long stories almost as much as I like pussy. Hundred fifty for both?”
Congratulations TWENTY-THREE TIME WINNER Eric, and Honorable Mentions Mark, and Bill! Don’t forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!
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