“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 a character or place involved? Go where the prompt leads! Respond … Continue reading “The Lemon Queen Festival,” #flashfiction

#CarrotRanchRocks – “Shooting Stars”

Charli Mills from CarrotRanch.com has come up with a fun challenge called "Carrot Ranch Rocks. I love rocks. There is a certain energy I feel radiating from them. They have stories to tell and Charli picked up on that energy. Here's what she has to say: "Here is a place where we can spin stories … Continue reading #CarrotRanchRocks – “Shooting Stars”

“The Haunting,” Flash Fiction

The December 28, 2017, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a wishing star. It can be central to the story or used in a different way. You can have a character interact or not. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by January 2, 2018, to be included in … Continue reading “The Haunting,” Flash Fiction

The Choice

November 30, 2017, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes self-care. Does the character need it? What does the character do? Think about how you can use this action to deepen a character or move a story. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by December 7, 2017, … Continue reading The Choice

The Call to Adventure

The Carrot Ranch Literary Community November 16, 2017, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) use the word mesh in a story. Mesh is both an object and a verb, which you can freely explore. You can play with its sound, too. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by November 21, 2017, to be … Continue reading The Call to Adventure

Freedom

November 9, 2017, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a fictional story about The Real Nanjo Castille. You can set any gender, era or genre to reveal the character behind the mystery. You can also imagine the daily life of The Real Nanjo Castille. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by November … Continue reading Freedom

NaNoWriMo and Beyond: 7 Writing Challenges for Novelists, Poets and More

WOW! There's more than just NaNoWritMo out there! Check out these great challenges for writers, poets, and more! The YeahWrite site looks excellent. ❤ Just click on the highlighted link at the end of this post to read all about it! ❤ If you’re up to the task, here are seven writing challenges to try, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo and Beyond: 7 Writing Challenges for Novelists, Poets and More

Freestyle Writing Challenge – Food For Thought

Thank you, Ali Taylor, from The Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman! For choosing me to participate in the Freestyle Writing Challenge, where I am to: "Choose FIVE of my favourite types of food/drink (can be meals, snacks, whatever grabs you!) – And bring them to succulent life for your readers. Can be serious, funny, sensual, extended metaphor…" … Continue reading Freestyle Writing Challenge – Food For Thought