Raw Literature: Tell Your Story

Raw Literature: Tell Your Story

By D. Avery This past weekend I took time away from my regular work to peddle my written wares under the local author’s tent at the Nantucket Book Fest. This was my first time attending, and I was glad for the opportunity and exposure. If you’re wondering, I didn’t...
Raw Lit: From Mite to Might

Raw Lit: From Mite to Might

By D. Avery Their colors are those of Tibetan prayer flags, but these squares are not yet whispering in the wind. An unassuming plastic wrapped cube; they appear to be ordinary post-it notes. These are not ordinary post-it notes to be used for mundane purposes. This...
Rodeo #5: Sound and Fury Winners

Rodeo #5: Sound and Fury Winners

By D. Avery Sometimes fear, respect, and awe are the braids of one rope. Sometimes that one rope is all a buckaroo has to hang onto. Your flash should never let go of that rope. That was my lead-in to the prompt for the final rodeo contest, the Sound and Fury. I...
Rodeo #5: Sound and Fury

Rodeo #5: Sound and Fury

A Flash Fiction contest by D. Avery Co Judges: Bonnie Sheila and the Amazing Educator THE CONTEST Sometimes fear, respect, and awe are the braids of one rope. Sometimes that one rope is all a buckaroo has to hang onto. Your flash should never let go of that rope....
Rodeo #5: Sound and Fury

Sound Off to the Rodeo

Some cowboys grow up knowing one day they will ride bulls. Others deny their destiny until the call of the rodeo arena grows too insistent to deny. The same could be said of writers. And no matter how hard she tries to shrug off the inevitable, D. Avery is a mighty...
Riding the Range

Riding the Range

Raw Literature by D. Avery Charli Mills has welcomed me to the ranch but does she know that it’s a steel horse I ride? It’s likely she doesn’t care what any of us ride, is simply happy to have us ride for the ranch, but when I was in the saddle today it came to me...
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 #6

Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #6

Bucking Bull Go-Round By D. Avery  The dust from the activities and events of the Flash Fiction Rodeo is still settling like snowflakes around Carrot Ranch while old friends and new continue to gather around the warming fire that Charli Mills stokes for us all. With...
June 15: Flash Fiction Challenge

June 15: Flash Fiction Challenge

Guest Challenger: Word Wrangler, Shorty’s Creator, Author, Ranch Hand & Pre-Dawn Warrior, D. Avery No tales from the West or Midwest this week. This prompt was inspired from an opposite direction. The native people of this place are the Wampanogs, the People...
Raw Literature: Got Lit? Try It Raw

Raw Literature: Got Lit? Try It Raw

Essay by D. Avery, prolific Ranch Hand, rowdy Range Writer and author of “Chicken Shift” and “For the Girls.” << ? >> Menus now have asterisked warnings regarding the consumption of underdone meat or fish. Raw usually comes with a...