Times Past: Dealing with Others

Times Past: Dealing with Others

By Irene Waters I write memoir – my memories of particular times or events in my life. In this process, through no fault of their own other than being part of my life I write another person’s narrative. Who are the other people in our story – firstly there is the “I,”...
Tips for the Memoir Rodeo Contest

Tips for the Memoir Rodeo Contest

This past year, Irene Waters has led us in thoughtful discussions of what memoir is as a genre. You can search her essays at Carrot Ranch under “Times Past.” Irene is one of several talented memoirists who also write flash fiction, and has published an...
Times Past: Cooking with Mum

Times Past: Cooking with Mum

By Irene Waters My almost ninety-year-old mother rings me every night. A habit that began many years ago both to ensure that she had someone to talk to every day and from a safety perspective. Too often the elderly fall and are not discovered for days. Every day she...
Fish Out of Water Collection

Fish Out of Water Collection

Welcome to Carrot Ranch Literary Community where creative writers from around the world and across genres gather to write 99-word stories. A collection of prompted 99-word stories reads like literary anthropology. Diverse perspectives become part of a collaboration....
Grains of Sand Collection

Grains of Sand Collection

Welcome to Carrot Ranch Literary Community where creative writers from around the world and across genres gather to write 99-word stories. A collection of prompted 99-word stories reads like literary anthropology. Diverse perspectives become part of a collaboration....
Saddle Up Saloon: April 15, 2022

Saddle Up Saloon: April 15, 2022

Welcome to the Saddle Up Saloon where we feature interactive characters, real-life authors & poets, the occasional Carrot Ranch announcement, and a Cowsino story game every first Friday of the month. You can learn about the craft of creative writing, introduce...
Robotic Writers Collection

Robotic Writers Collection

Welcome to Carrot Ranch Literary Community where creative writers from around the world and across genres gather to write 99-word stories. A collection of prompted 99-word stories reads like literary anthropology. Diverse perspectives become part of a collaboration....
The ’49ers Collection

The ’49ers Collection

Welcome to Carrot Ranch Literary Community where creative writers from around the world and across genres gather to write 99-word stories. A collection of prompted 99-word stories reads like literary anthropology. Diverse perspectives become part of a collaboration....
Canceled Flight

Canceled Flight

A holiday woe gives stories flight. Writers responded to the prompt, and what follows is a collection of perspectives in 99-word stories arranged like literary anthropology. Those published at Carrot Ranch are The Congress of Rough Writers. Friendly Skies by Michael...