I’ve been missing my friends at Carrot Ranch, so when D. Avery, suggested we define our blog’s purpose, I considered it a worthy goal. What a brilliant idea! Okay, here we go: “Yep. Folks, try defining yer blog’s purpose in 99 words; focus that statement even more in 59 words; then hook us with 9 … Read more Who is Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry?
Hugo swung his legs to the floor and sat up. What a night! The party lasted into the wee hours and by the time he’d stumbled home; he passed out on the couch, never making it into his bed. His head ached, and thirst clogged his throat. He belched. The stench of alcohol and the … Read more “Green Faeries,” Speculative Fiction Challenge
Diana Peach, from Myths of the Mirror, is hosting a monthly speculative fiction writing challenge on her blog. She even said we could write poetry!! At the beginning of the month, she gives us an image to base our story or poetry on. That’s it. Super simple and lots of fun! I even incorporated the … Read more The Polar Shift #Nonet, & #Speculative Fiction
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 … Read more #CarrotRanchRocks – “Shooting Stars”
March 22, 2018, Carrot Ranch Literary Community prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the theme “follow your dreams.” Bonus points for throwing a badge into the tale. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by March 27, 2018, by leaving a link, pingback or story in the comments. If you want … Read more “The Dream Rock” – Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction
The yellow smudge of a setting sun slipped behind the trees leaving a warm glow to the field. Nightbirds scattered, roosting in the trees while insects droned on in a constant monotony. The air felt cooler after the heat of the day. Ground fog swirled around the grasses casting eerie shadows on the ground. The … Read more A Halloween Encounter
By now, Colleen has hopefully shaken off the long road trip, had time to stretch her legs, and started to put things in order. It’s an exciting time, starting a new adventure. It’s safe to say we’re all eager to learn about this new chapter and hear all the stories when she returns to the helm. In … Read more Busted – A Short Story
I’ve been thinking a lot about role models and how they influence a writer’s work; the ways this translates to our readers. There’s a reason writers become invested in their characters, why they often refer to them as real; a living, breathing part of the world as they know it. They have a history, complex … Read more Breathing life into your characters