TUFF Flash Fiction Contest Part Four

TUFF Flash Fiction Contest Part Four

Did you stay in the saddle for the full ride? Or are you here to slide under the fence, last minute? Either way, Rodeo Writers, you’ve TUFFed it out and we have arrived at our final challenge. TUFF (The Ultimate Flash Fiction) is a progressive form that takes...
Rodeo #1: Modern Tall Tale

Rodeo #1: Modern Tall Tale

Out west where I grew up, to tell a tall tale was to tell a whopper of a lie so big no one would ever believe it. Someone would start the storytelling, and the next person would try to out-exaggerate the last one. Some told tall tales as a joke, especially if an...
Get Ready to Rodeo Like It’s 2019!

Get Ready to Rodeo Like It’s 2019!

The 2019 Flash Fiction Rodeo begins October 3 (TODAY!) and remains a free-to-enter series of contests. Here’s the contest schedule: Oct. 3 (11:59 pm EST): Modern Tall Tales (entries due Oct. 9, 11:59 pm EST) Oct. 10 (11:59 pm EST): Pro-Bull Mashup (entries due Oct....
Once Upon a Rodeo Time

Once Upon a Rodeo Time

(GRAPHIC UPDATED TO CORRECT DATES) From the remote reaches of northern Idaho, the Carrot Ranch Weekly Challenges launched in March of 2014. From around the world, Norah Colvin accepted the first challenge from Australia. She’s held a special place at the Ranch...
September 1 Free-Write

September 1 Free-Write

CONTEST CLOSED (Thank you to all the brave writers who gave this round a go! There are still four more chances to enter so get familiar with the process below. A new 24-hour prompt will be revealed September 7, 2018, at 12:00 a.m. EST. It will close at 11:59 p.m. EST...
Are You Ready to Rodeo?

Are You Ready to Rodeo?

To a buckaroo community, the annual rodeo was a chance to show off skills of the trade: reining a cow-horse, throwing a loop and dallying a rope, wrestling a steer to the ground, and tying a goat. Yours truly was the Goat Tying Champion of a long-forgotten rodeo. I...
Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #7

Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #7

Murderous Musings By Sherri Matthews When I set my Murderous Musing’s prompt for Charli’s Flash Fiction Rodeo, I expected a few good folk to turn bad, but not thirty-two of them. And what a deliciously devious lot they are! Thank you so much to all who entered; my...
Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #4

Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #4

Scars By Irene Waters During October, the Rodeo, which was the brain child of Charli Mills from Carrot Ranch, gave us a wonderful opportunity to put ourselves outside our comfort zones by writing different forms and genres. Personally, I found it difficult,...
Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #8

Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #8

TUFF: The Ultimate Flash Fiction by Charli Mills What if I told you that writing flash fiction will get you to where you want to be? Would you scoff, or consider the possibility? Would you think I’m handing you a magic elixir? Ah, an elixir. Let’s pause a...
Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #7

Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #7

Murderous Musings: When Good Folk Turn Bad At The Rodeo By Sherri Matthews Saddle up, tighten your reins and pull on your riding boots. And while you’re about it, watch your back, because wicked wranglings are afoot at the Rodeo. Western or English? Doesn’t matter....
Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #6

Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #6

Bucking Bull Go-Round By D. Avery Luck of the Draw, Resilience of the Rider Bull riders are “today’s gladiators,” willing to risk injury and death for their ride to fame. Can you imagine straddling an angry, snorting 1800-pound animal that wants nothing more than to...
Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #5

Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #5

9X11 Twitterflash By C. Jai Ferry We’ve Passed the Halfway Mark! We’ve made it to Challenge #5, and we’re still alive and writing, so for this challenge, let’s see how you do with some rather unnatural constraints. Carrot Ranch writers are used to the challenges...