Dishing Up Pasta

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
It’s a mac-and-cheese kind of read — comfort food for the literary soul. From beyond the myths of Marco Polo, pasta has traveled the globe in many forms from different cultures. Which came first, the Chinese noodle or the Italian spaghetti? Who knows for certain, but we do…

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Comet

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
With trails that stretch across the sky, some comets burn so brightly they appear during the light of day. They burn into our imaginations, sparking questions and prophecies. Some people dance (naked), some despair. Writers flashed comets this week with tales from around the world and both hemispheres.…

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Buttons

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
Buttons hold memories of mothers and grandmothers. They hold space for the unexpected links between life and death. They call for silence, to button up, or to relax and loosen a button. Writers followed where the buttons led. The following is based on the July 5, 2018, prompt:…

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Charisma of Cranes

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
Fossil records suggest cranes have existed for over 35 million years. Today, 15 species of cranes still grace the world, and the near-extinction of Whooping Cranes inspired action to protect these large, beautiful birds capable of dance. Writers explored the charisma of cranes — their ability to capture…

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For the Bats

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
INTRO Bats eat mosquitoes and pollinate many crucial plants, including bananas and agave (a plant used for making tequila). They also occupy the belfries of imaginative minds. Taking to the bat caves this week, writers emerged with batty stories and stories about bats. This collection promises to be…

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Sun Sillies

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
INTRO Have you ever thought about how silly our planet is? When it’s spring in one hemisphere, it’s fall in another. And yet, we can share stories of sun sillies across the world. We all experience the elation of sunshine and how we can respond. Some writers found…

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Flying Fingers

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
INTRO Fingers fly fast in activity. Speed hints of passion and ability. Pianists trip fingers over keys, authors type to the speed of imagination, and tricksters ply nimble fingers. Writers followed the lead of fast fingers and contemplated the characters attached to such digits. Each story flies with…

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