Tag: Carrot Ranch Writing Challenges

“The Lemon Queen Festival,” #flashfiction

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction challenge for August 27, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features Lemon Queens. Maybe it’s an ancient fairy tale or a modern brand name. What ideas seep into your imagination? Is there… Continue Reading ““The Lemon Queen Festival,” #flashfiction”

“The Queen of Winter,” #flashfiction

The July 30, 2020, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that uses the phrase “her crowning glory.” (Thanks to Anne Goodwin for the prompt idea.) It can be in the traditional sense of a woman’s… Continue Reading ““The Queen of Winter,” #flashfiction”

Prayer to the Nature Spirits, #FlashFiction

One of my favorite writing challenges is found at Carrot Ranch.com. Charlie Mills, the lead Buckaroo, shares a weekly challenge by providing a prompt. The Rules are listed in the link below: This is the first time in many months I’ve had the time… Continue Reading “Prayer to the Nature Spirits, #FlashFiction”

The Open Secret, #FlashFiction

The May 28, 2020, Carrot Ranch Literary Community prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using two words that contradict. Examples include champagne and hard-rock; rosemary and sewage; duck down and firecrackers; sleep and square-dancing. Use one of these or… Continue Reading “The Open Secret, #FlashFiction”

Rainbow’s Escape, #flashfiction

The Carrot Ranch February 20, 2020, flash fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a library cat named Rainbow who escapes. Use this situation to write what happens next. Where does this situation take place, and who else… Continue Reading “Rainbow’s Escape, #flashfiction”

My Sugar Report #flashfiction

The February 13, 2020, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a sugar report. Use its original meaning of a letter from a sweetheart to a soldier or invent a new use for it. Go where… Continue Reading “My Sugar Report #flashfiction”

Special Delivery ~ #flashfiction

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt for January 30, 2020: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a postal carrier in an extreme situation. Even if you base your story on a true one, focus on the core trait of… Continue Reading “Special Delivery ~ #flashfiction”

A Pregnant Protest, #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction Challenge for January 16, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a protest story. It can be about a protest, or you can investigate the word and expand the idea. Who is protesting, where,… Continue Reading “A Pregnant Protest, #FlashFiction”

“The Domovoi,” #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction December 12, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a gnome. It can be a garden gnome, a Christmas Joulutonttu, or a sauna protector. You can write magical realism or feature contemporary gnome-like… Continue Reading ““The Domovoi,” #FlashFiction”

“Flight Training,” #Flash #Fiction

The November 28, 2019, Carrot Ranch Prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about winners. Who are they, what’s the mood, and what did they win? Express emotion or subdue it. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by December 3,… Continue Reading ““Flight Training,” #Flash #Fiction”

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