“The Dream,” #FlashFiction

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Prompt for February 7, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a sign. It can be a posted sign, a universal sign, a wonder. Go where the prompt…

Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, D. Avery

Hello everyone! This week I'm thrilled to bring you an author I met through my participation in the flash fiction challenges at the Carrot Ranch Literary Community (carrotranch.com). Her name is D. Avery, and I just call her D. because…

“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…

“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,…

“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.…

“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…

“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…

“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…

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…

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…