Announcing the WINNERS of the Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic

Shared from Carrot Ranch.com: When the Rodeo came to town, Rough Writers from around the world answered the call. You came, you sat in the saddle, you rode the bull, and you joined the parade. Most important, you were inspired by our wonderful friend, Sue Vincent. Sue has been battling terminal cancer, and we’re thrilled that … Continue reading Announcing the WINNERS of the Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic

TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Synonyms Only “Past & Present” challenge no. 210

This week Word Crafters, I gave you two words: past and present. I asked you to choose synonyms and write your own poetry! Your creativity has reached new levels! You all wrote amazing poetry! Here's everyone who joined in: 1.Padre9.Zander17.Ruth Scribbles2.willowdot2110.Cheryl18.Donna Matthews3.Trent McDonald11.Jude19.Sue Vincent4.Dave Madden12.anita dawes20.theindieshe5.Tina Stewart Brakebill13.s. s.21.kittysverses6.Myrna at myforever14.Jules22.Kerfe Roig7.Ritu Bhathal15.Laura McHarrie23.8.Eugenia16.The Versesmith   I have … Continue reading TANKA TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Synonyms Only “Past & Present” challenge no. 210

Writing Rodeo FREE Contest

Who’s ready to join the rodeo? All you have to do is to Write ONE original folk tale or fable in 99 words. Exactly 99 words (not including title and byline). Read the rest of Kerry Black’s post! It’s time to get your rodeo on!

 

Allusionary Assembly

This year, spin a yarn as long as the Rio Grande (in 99 words, that is) to be a contender in a Western-themed Folk Tale or Fable event of the Carrot Ranch Writing Rodeo

Yours truly is the leader for this event, so saddle up, round ‘em up, and write those words for a shot at winning a $25 Amazon Gift Card and your work immortalized at https://CarrotRanch.com/

How do you participate?

SIMPLE! Write ONE original folk tale or fable in 99 words. Exactly 99 words (not including title and byline) *Don’t publish the piece anywhere until after the contest is completed (The end of November, 2020) because we want the blind judging to be fair and uninfluenced.

Is there an entry fee? NO, Cowfolk! No Entry Fee!

Can I enter more than one story? No, one only. Sorry.

Deadline? All entries must be…

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October 1: Flash Fiction Challenge

Charli Mills from Carrot Ranch supplies this week’s flash fiction challenge, along with the low-down on the rodeo and what you can expect from the contests! NO FEES and $25 prizes for the winner! Have a read! Giddy UP!

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The first full moon of the month rises — the Harvest Moon. Yet my garden joyfully continues to bloom with French marigolds, zinnias, snapdragons, and a fall profusion of nasturtium. My tea rose put out one more scarlet red bloom, and my delphinium surprised me with a third unfolding of purple flowers! My sweet william gave a half-hearted go at it, too, and my peony bushes turned russet like the maple trees. Two lemon queens out of nine yet stand, dropping their heads downward. I can’t seem to eat enough rosemary, picking its freshness in the crisp air daily.

If this is the Harvest Moon, then time to dig the last of the carrots, potatoes and claim my squash.

Further up Quincy Hill from Roberts Street, the copper-bearing ridge that forms the spine of the Keweenaw Peninsula has experienced harder frosts. At the kids’ homestead, they harvested 250 pounds or…

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First Flight, #flashfiction

The August 13, 2020, Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a first flight. It can be anything or anyone that flies. What is significant about the first? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by August 25, 2020. The wings were brand new. The … Continue reading First Flight, #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 hair or applied to any idea of a best attribute. What … 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: Challenge RulesA Weekly Flash Fiction Challenge is posted every Thursday. Responses are due by the following Tuesday. Respond by comment or link. On … Continue reading Prayer to the Nature Spirits, #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 might be involved? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by February … 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 the prompt leads! Respond by February 18, 2020. It’s been a … 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 this postal carrier. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by February … Continue reading Special Delivery ~ #flashfiction