#ThursThreads – Week 604 – Winners

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

Week 604 of #ThursThreads was a success, and y’all never disappoint. Thank you to everyone who writes each week. You made this happen. If you’ve just found us, welcome to the crew! May you come back again and write more great flash. A thousand thanks to Katheryn J. Avila for judging this week. Follow Siobhan Muir on Bluesky or check out the #ThursThreads #flashfiction group on Facebook or the #ThursThreads Group on MeWe to keep up with news, etc.


  • Bill Engleson 
  • Siobhan Muir 
  • David A. Ludwig 

Honorable Mention

Bill Engleson | Website

Katheryn says: There’s so much history and world building in such a short conversation. Really well-written!

winner announcement

David A. Ludwig wearing a shirt that reads, "I'm not procrastinating, I'm doing side quests."

Week 604 Winner

David A. Ludwig

Katheryn says: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a story from the POV of someone with this power. It left me with a lot of questions – would the POV hop into the different duplicates? Can each duplicate see what the others see? Really left me wanting more!

“I can’t believe she managed to hide one of her duplicates from me!”

Toni Tyler stopped pacing to shake her head at the seated Helen Harper. Miss Tyler, better known as the Tinkerer, was the only person to ever make the Powered Response Unit with no Power of her own. Unless you counted her wealth or technology as Powers.

“So, this is you?”

Miss Tyler continued, activating a holographic screen in the center of the room. Helen frowned at the footage of three of her saving a client from a falling barbell. That angle had to be the security footage from Dan’s Gym.

“How did you get—”

“But you didn’t know you could duplicate before that?”

Helen shook her head. Miss Tyler folded her hands thoughtfully behind her back. Silence.

“What does that mean?”

“I’m not certain. Can you duplicate now?”

Helen wasn’t sure she wanted to. It felt weird before. Also, superhero her thought she’d be happier without her Power.

“I, don’t really know how.”

“How did you do it at Dan’s Gym?”

Helen winced at the confirmation that the Tinkerer knew where she worked.

“I just had to.”

“Find a way to tap back into what you were feeling then.”

That wasn’t hard. Helen had been trying not to do it all evening. She returned to the urgency and adrenaline then felt something lift out of her chest. A brief lightness was followed by a hand on Helen’s shoulder.

She looked up and met her own gaze.

Congratulations TWENTY-TWO TIME WINNER David, and Honorable Mentions Mark, Mary, and Bill! Don’t forget to claim your badges and display them with pride. You certainly earned it!

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