#ThursThreads – Week 592 – Winners

Tying Tales Together, #ThursThreads Year 11 Got a tale to tie on?

Week 592 of #ThursThreads, and y’all never disappoint. We’ve made it 11 years! Well done and thank you to everyone who writes each week. You made this happen. 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 Mary Decker for judging this week. Check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on Facebook or the #ThursThreads Group on MeWe to keep up with news, etc.


  • A.J. Walker
  • Bill Engleson
  • Siobhan Muir
  • Mark A. Morris
  • Mark Ethridge
  • Louisa Bacio

Honorable Mention

Mark Ethridge | Website

Mary says: It’s amazing how a simple internal debate can reflect so much of real life, and not just the moment in the story. You captured that late night ‘thinks need doing’ mood perfectly.

winner announcement

A.J. Walker-Zevonesque

Week 592 Winner

A.J. Walker

Mary says: This makes me think about the saying “The journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.” And what happens when you aren’t ready to take that step. Sometimes, you wonder about your own values when it comes to the purpose of the journey. Sometimes a dream deferred is just a dream that needs to be revised.

Lauren peered up at the leaden sky and her shoulders slumped. If she was to climb the volcano today it had the highest probability of getting messy. She closed her eyes before taking a long draught of her not so hot chocolate.

‘What you thinking about?’ Charlie asked as he swung around the corner into her room. Lauren silently cursed for not locking the hotel room.

‘Was just looking at the weather. It’s gonna be so damn wet.’

Charlie shook his head. ‘How many times? I mean look at all the green out there. The clue is in the name for Chris’s sake.’

Lauren hated Charlie sometimes. This was one of those time. ‘Just say Christ for Chris’s sake.’ She cursed again at herself for falling into the Charlie trap. ‘And yes, I know it’s a rain forest.’

Charlie sprawled over the sofa, wondering why his room wasn’t so plush. He’d never get such an upgrade without money changing hands.

Fully clothed, bar her walking boots, Lauren threw herself on the bed. ‘What if I don’t do it?’ She seemed to address the slowly spinning ceiling fan.

There was Charlie’s familiar sigh. ‘It’s your bucket list baby. To climb a volcano was numero uno of fifty, yeah?’

‘Yes. I’ve always wanted to.’

‘Well we’re here. The volcano is just out there and we leave tomorrow. But if you don’t do it the bucket list will remain untouched after three years of inclement weather.’

Lauren shrugged. ‘Okay, what’s on the telly?’

Congratulations Three Time Winner A.J., and Honorable Mention Mark! Don’t forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!

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