Carrot Ranch Writing Challenges

“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 the faery tarot cards carefully… Continue reading “It’s All in the Cards,” #FlashFiction

Carrot Ranch Writing Challenges

“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 story about a character who… Continue reading “Ancient Truths” – Flash Fiction

Carrot Ranch Writing Challenges

“When Time Stood Still”

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge is on! In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a parade of nations. It can be literal, or it can be a phrase that you use to describe a situation. Explore what it could be. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by September 25, 2018.… Continue reading “When Time Stood Still”

Carrot Ranch Writing Challenges, Colleen's Poetry

“The Prophecy,” A Flash Fiction/Senryu

I'm combining my Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge, using synonyms for "love and time, with the Carrot Ranch Literary Community August 16, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a comet. I used the words "continuum" for time, and "benevolence," for love. The comet streaked across the sky dragging a… Continue reading “The Prophecy,” A Flash Fiction/Senryu

Carrot Ranch Writing Challenges

“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 June 26, 2018.   She… Continue reading “The Crow’s Secret,” Flash Fiction

Carrot Ranch Writing Challenges

“I Curse You,” A Flash Fiction Tale

April 12, 2018, Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bat. You can use an association to the winged, cave-dwelling critter, or you can explore the word for other meanings. Bonus points for including a bat cave. Go where the prompt leads. Respond… Continue reading “I Curse You,” A Flash Fiction Tale

Book Reviews

Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews, “Life in a Flash,” by Author Geoff

Title: Life in a Flash Amazon Author Page: Geoff Le Pard Publication Date: November 30, 2017 Formats: Paperback & Kindle Genres: Literature & Fiction, Short Stories, Short Stories & Anthologies, Goodreads https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?asin=B076T96M2Y&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_RvoZAb43PMFC9 In the Author's Words: Life is fast, life is short. In a series of short fiction pieces, most under 500 words, we explore the world, its inhabitants and their trials… Continue reading Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews, “Life in a Flash,” by Author Geoff

Book Reviews, Messages from Colleen

Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “On the Edge of a Raindrop,” by Sarah Brentyn

IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS: When You're on the Edge, It's Easy to Fall.These are stories of lives on the edge. A girl tortured by the world within her. A boy powerless to escape his home. A mother doomed to live with her greatest mistake. A man lost in a maze of grief.Each raindrop provides a… Continue reading Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “On the Edge of a Raindrop,” by Sarah Brentyn