#ThursThreads – Week 599 – Winners

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

Week 599 of #ThursThreads, and y’all never disappoint. Week 599… That means next week is 600! OMG six hundred weeks! Thank you to everyone who writes each week and keeps coming back. 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 Kelex 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
  • Siobhan Muir
  • Mark A. Morris
  • Alex Minns
  • Mark Ethridge
  • David A. Ludwig
  • M.T. Decker

Honorable Mention

Bill Engleson | Website

Kelex says: The visuals early in the story were well done.

winner announcement


Week 599 Winner

Alex Minns

Kelex says: I really enjoy stories that allow me to visualize a scene clearly, and Alex’s short did the best at that.

“What did you do?”

“I cleaned. Everything. You really do need to pay more attention to your oven, the build up in there was disgusting.” Theodore stood in the middle of the front room surveying his work. It looked pretty good, considering it was still full of all the mortal junk. Having said that, the television set was growing on him.

“You’ve moved all my stuff.”

“Tidied. Books should not live on the floor, nor clothes.”

“You better not have cleaned my bedroom.”

Theodore opened his mouth and then shut it again. Instead covering his frustrated expression by taking the apron off over his head.

“You need to stop.” Soraya lumped down on the sofa with the grace of an elephant. “And how come you’re full size, I thought holding mortal sized form was tiresome.”

“It is, but cleaning your house at my true size would have taken several lifetimes.”

“No-one asked you to clean.”

Theodore balled up the apron and then unrolled it to fold it properly. He ignored Soraya’s smirk. “You saved my family’s and my life. I owe you.”

He bowed his head, his teeth grinding at the magical tether between them. Since her rescue, he could feel the pull of obligation and it would not rest until he had paid. Although apparently a clean house was not the source of her desire. He had a horrible feeling he knew what was. He was going to have to help her break in to the museum.

Congratulations Two Time Winner Alex, and Honorable Mention Bill! Don’t forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!

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