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“The Suitcase,” Flash Fiction

July 26, 2018, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about what happens next to a stranded suitcase. Go where the prompt leads you, but consider the different perspectives you can take to tell the tale. Respond by July 31, 2018. The… Continue reading

The Legend of Makwa Ikwe, Flash Fiction

July 19, 2018, Carrot Ranch Literary Community prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about Fannie Hooe. Although she is a legend in the Keweenaw, feel free to go where the prompt leads. Respond by July 24, 2018. They say Fannie Hooe drowned, but my daddy… Continue reading

Buttons

Here’s the Carrot Ranch Literary Community Challenge Recap where we wrote about “buttons.” Have a read. This is some of the best flash fiction around – Don’t miss it! <3 Continue reading

“The Little Drummer Boy,” Flash Fiction

July 5, 2018, Carrot Ranch Literary Community prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes buttons. You can use the word plural or singular in different expressions, or focus on how buttons relate to a story. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by July 10, 2018…. Continue reading

“The Crow’s Secret,” Flash Fiction

June 21, 2018, the Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about “not all is lost.” It can include recovery from disaster, an unexpected insight after a fall, or however the phrase moves you. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by… Continue reading

“Summer Posies,” A Haibun/Tanka Flash Fiction

June 14, 2018, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bouquet. You can explore the meaning of the word or gather a bunch of flowers. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by June 19, 2018. Rules are here. The Litha preparations… Continue reading

Charisma of Cranes

I love the Carrot Ranch community. This challenge helps your writing grow. Check out these stories – 99 words. You’ve got time for that! <3 Continue reading

“Be the Crane,” #flashfiction

May 10, 2018, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story defining “the charisma of cranes.” For centuries, cranes have inspired art and philosophy. You can write a crane story or create something new out of the phrase. Go where the prompt leads…. Continue reading

Beltane’s Song – A #Haibun #Tanka #flashfiction

       I’m short on time today because I played in the dirt yesterday, so I’m combining my Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge with the Carrot Ranch.com flash fiction challenge, with those rules below. Click HERE to learn more about this week’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge. May 3, 2018, Carrot Ranch… Continue reading

#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… Continue reading