Bonus Rodeo: Old Time Radio Winners

Bonus Rodeo: Old Time Radio Winners

When I was a kid, riding in the rodeo and saddle horse show, our county had a unique event — wild cow milking. If you asked a cowboy if he’d rather ride a bull or milk a wild cow, he’d pick the bull any day. Thinking about these contests of skill, I...
Rodeo #4: Fractured Fairy Tales Winners

Rodeo #4: Fractured Fairy Tales Winners

By Norah Colvin Fairy Tales — Fractured in 99 Words Once upon a time on a virtual ranch, Was a whole bunch of writers wanting a chance To fracture a tale in no more and no less Than 99 words to show who was the best. The judges were ready, no red pen in sight And sent...
Rodeo #2: Memoir Winners

Rodeo #2: Memoir Winners

By Irene Waters She Did It was the prompt for the memoir ride in the Rodeo. The four judges were given a judging sheet: was it a complete story, grammar, and spelling, structure, use of language, adherence to memoir rules (not accusing, showing the bad- not telling,...
Rodeo #1: Dialog Winners

Rodeo #1: Dialog Winners

Well, it’s over, and we judges have had a blast. It looks like you people did too. In all, we received 38 entries. Only a couple failed on word count, a couple of others didn’t stick rigidly to dialogue, but most of you were very good and complied with the rules. Even...
The TUFFest Ride: Winners

The TUFFest Ride: Winners

After one of the most challenging rounds of judging 118 entries from 36 writers over five 24-hour free-writes with five different prompts, three judges selected five writers to take the TUFFest Ride. TUFF stands for The Ultimate Flash Fiction. As a literary form, it...