Announcing the WINNERS of the Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic

Carrot Ranch has announced the WINNERS of the Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic! Congratulations to all! ❤

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

When the Rodeo came to town, Rough Writers from around the world answered the call. You came, you sat in the saddle, you rode the bull, and you joined the parade.

Most important, you were inspired by our wonderful friend, Sue Vincent. Sue has been battling terminal cancer, and we’re thrilled that she is around to see the winners (though I admit I cheated and let her know the top winner a little early). Participants were allowed and encouraged to donate to help Sue and her family, but we believe the photo she provided as the prompt was worthy of any prize. Her photo prompted 63 wonderful 99 word stories and 99 syllable poems; if the average picture is worth 1,000 words, then we can be certain her prompt is way above average!

The Sue Vincent Rodeo Challenge Prompt

When speaking with Sue following the contest, we learned that…

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The Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic

Join us! In this Rodeo Classic, we’re here to celebrate a stalwart center of many blogging corners, Sue Vincent. Sue has variously contributed to the community here at the Carrot Ranch, through communication with many other bloggers, and run her own famous #writephoto weekly blog prompt. You can (and should!) follow her on her blogs, The Daily Echo and the shared blog France & Vincent. She has inspired us to become better writers and shown us the power of mystery and myth. We also suggest taking a perusal at her book corral and Amazon pages!

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

by H.R.R. Gorman

Here at the Carrot Ranch, we take the business of 99-word literary art seriously. Those who participate in the Ranch prompts or yearly Rodeo saddle up to TUFF (The Ultimate Flash Fiction) it out and train new Rough Riders as we go. Now, the Ranch is hosting a new event to sharpen minds, welcome new hands, and celebrate one of our own the best way we know how: our first ever Rodeo Classic.

In this Rodeo Classic, we’re here to celebrate a stalwart center of many blogging corners, Sue Vincent. Sue has variously contributed to the community here at the Carrot Ranch, through communication with many other bloggers, and run her own famous #writephoto weekly blog prompt. You can (and should!) follow her on her blogs, The Daily Echo and the shared blog France & Vincent. She has inspired us to become better writers and shown…

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THE SUE VINCENT RODEO CLASSIC BEGINS 2/1/2021 AT CARROT RANCH.COM

Sue Vincent is one of those special bloggers who inspire people from all around the world with her poetry and writing. Her posts about mythology, ancient ruins, medieval churches, and her daily #midnighthaiku have entertained me for years.

How many of us took part in her #writephoto prompts through the years? I know I have! Sue has been a participant and avid supporter of my Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge from the beginning!

On top of all her writing and prompts, Sue has faithfully supported other bloggers by sharing others’ responses to her 19,000 and counting followers. 

Recently, Sue has faced a new and difficult challenge: lung cancer. You can follow her blog to find out more directly from her. The Covid pandemic has served not only to pose a specific threat to a person with a severe respiratory illness, but it has caused the loss of human connection through self-imposed quarantine. 

Now it’s time for Sue to receive something back from the community she’s been a part of for over a decade. Let’s bring the Rodeo to Sue through her computer by coming together with hearts full of joy.

Join us for the Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic at Carrot Ranch – a contest, parade, and celebration all in one!

There are many ways to take part.

One is to visit the prompt image, “Hidden” at Carrot Ranch.

The prompt image and entry form will go live on Monday, February 1st, 2021.

Enter a flash or a poem by Friday, February 19th, 2021, and you could win either $100 or a copy of one of Sue’s books.

The entry form will allow you to give a small donation to Sue and her family, and a link can be found on the contest page.

The winning entries will be announced at Carrot Ranch.com on March 22nd, 2021. 

If you’re not ready to rodeo, there’s always the “Parade.”

  • Reblog one of Sue’s posts from any of her sites (Daily Echo or France and Vincent) with a comment about why you found it special. These are the kinds of connections that bring us closer as a writing community.
  • Follow her blogs (See the links below).
  • Read one of her books, then leave reviews where you can.

Several people are already gearing up for the parade – so check out other people’s blogs for suggestions. 

Please share the news of this special rodeo with a reblog, tweet, a share to Facebook, or any other way you can help other people connect. 99 word literary art is a fantastic way to celebrate a blogging hero and very deserving person. 

Saddle up, everyone! It’s time for a Carrot Ranch Rodeo to celebrate one of our own! Mark your calendars…

The Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic begins on Monday, February 1st, and it’ll be a TUFF prompt to fit within 99 words. 

See you at the Ranch, buckaroos!

I dug myself out of a Michigan snowdrift to include some other ways to connect to Sue Vincent: