Winner! Thursday Threads
I’m happy to share that I won this past week’s #ThursThreads, a weekly flashfiction contest hosted by author Siobhan Muir.
What is flash fiction?
Flash fiction is when you tell a story in 250 words or less. It’s a great challenge that often can wake up the fingers to write.
I must admit that I needed this win. The past 40 days have been super hard with ongoing health challenges leaving me both physically and mentally exhausted. Yet, this week, I wanted to create something, just to lean in and listen to my muse a bit. This gave me an opportunity to write without overtaxing myself and hope that I’d been missing as I silently struggled.
The battlefield was quiet now.
When the first line came to me, I saw it in technicolor, almost as if I stood on that bloodied field. I could feel my chest pounding, my body aching, and the weight of so much betrayal which I carried on my shoulders. It was visceral.
I can never predict how the muse will behave. Writing allows me to live a thousand lives (or maybe even remember past ones (???) the jury is out on that. But when it takes over the physical senses and becomes so real, I am happy to pen it on the paper (or page).
Wriiting is different for every author.
It is finding the magic in the shadows as the story unfolds…
Currently healing, I’d be remiss to say it was just a one-off. I know that this is only a snippet of a story that will come to life; its germinating in my soul, sprouting roots, and when the idea is formed, it’ll be planted.
And I can’t wait.
This marks my 5th win in the #ThursThreads contest. I am stoked and honored.
You can read the story and learn more about the honorable mentions, as well as the runner-ups and more stories here.