April 2018 #TwitterFlash

April 2018 #TwitterFlash

By C. Jai Ferry Social media was built on the idea of being social, but many writers using the various social media tools think this means being social with readers. Charli and her literary community have demonstrated that connecting with other writers can be an...
January 2018: #TwitterFlash

January 2018: #TwitterFlash

By C. Jai Ferry On December 30, the high temperature in my neck of the global woods was a whopping -21 degrees Fahrenheit (-29 Celsius). That didn’t take into account the wind chill, which even today, with our balmy 2 degrees (-16 Celsius), makes my toes curl up in...
All-Around Best of Show

All-Around Best of Show

From Lead Buckaroo, Charli Mills The dust has settled, and the bulls are back out to pasture after the first Flash Fiction Rodeo at Carrot Ranch. From idea to event, this was no solo endeavor. It took a community to dream, organize, support, promote and engage. To all...
Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #5

Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #5

9×11 Twitterflash By C. Jai. Ferry In Challenge 5 of the Carrot Ranch Rodeo, writers were tasked with writing a complete 99-word story using Twitter. Of course, we couldn’t make it that simple. Every #Twitterflash story also had to be 11 sentences with exactly 9...
Raw Literature: The Power of Words

Raw Literature: The Power of Words

Essay by C. Jai Ferry, a member of the Congress of Rough Writers. << ? >> The process of writing is unique to each writer, but the longer I write, the more I realize that many readers have no understanding of the writing process in general—which for the...
Raw Literature: Writing Grit

Raw Literature: Writing Grit

Essay by C. Jai Ferry, a member of the Congress of Rough Writers. << ? >> Several years ago, scandal erupted in a small rural town, population 1,000. A female junior in high school contacted the school administration to say that one of her teachers had...