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"Memories," #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch, December 5, 2019, flash fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes a key lime pie. How can you use it in a story? Is it about the pie? Or about characters making, eating or otherwise engaging with one? Go where… Continue reading

"Flight Training," #Flash #Fiction

The November 28, 2019, Carrot Ranch Prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about winners. Who are they, what’s the mood, and what did they win? Express emotion or subdue it. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by December 3, 2019. Tina balled up the award… Continue reading

2019 Rodeo « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

I’m thrilled to have taken part in this year’s contest. I managed to win second-place for the Three Act Story category, with my piece called “The Game.” I love flash fiction and have learned so much from the weekly challenges. Many thanks to the judges and to Charli Mills for… Continue reading

“Painting Clouds,” #FlashFiction

It’s been a long time since I’ve had the time or presence of mind to write some flash fiction. I’ve yearned for this weekly challenge from Carrot Ranch much like someone would miss chatting with an old friend. So, hello my old friend, Carrot Ranch. I’m glad to be back!… Continue reading

“The Transformation,” #flashfiction

This week, we are to write about a bucket of water. I’m a bit out of practice, but hopefully this story will resonate with you. The Transformation I stared into the bucket of water expecting to see my own image stare back at me. Instead, the image of a Rusalka… Continue reading

“Sea Mist Dreams,” #Haibun #Senryu

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction challenge for January 31, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about sea mist. How does it create an environment for a story? It can set the stage or take the stage. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by February… Continue reading

“It’s All in the Cards,” #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction Challenge for January 17, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes colonnades. It can be natural, architectural, or a metaphor. Take a stroll and go where the prompt leads. Respond by January 22, 2019. Tara laid… Continue reading

“Ancient Truths” – Flash Fiction

It’s the beginning of a new year and I’m thrilled to be writing flash fiction again. Our resident flash fiction guru, Charli Mills, is back in action at Carrot Ranch.com. Thank goodness. Check out the rules below: January 3, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a… Continue reading

“The Circle of our Love” – Flash Fiction

November 15, 2018, Carrot Ranch Literary Community prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that uses scraps. It can be scraps of dried flowers, paper, metal, fabric, food — any kind of scraps you can think of. Then write a story about those scraps and why… Continue reading

All You Need to Know to Rodeo

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The Rodeo is coming! GET ready to write flash fiction for the month of October. No entry fee… CASH prizes! Continue reading