Table Talk

Table Talk

It happened on a day etched forever in my mind. I had gone back-to-school shopping for my children at J C Penny’s. A small furniture display on the way to the checkout caught my eye. No. It stopped me short in my tracks. Heart racing, I rushed over. I ran my hand...
The Words We Know

The Words We Know

In recent discussion with my husband about decorating our kitchen, I asked if we had enough paint for the base boards. Base boards? For the life of me, I couldn’t think what we call them here in England. Skirting boards. Yes, that’s what I meant. This August will mark...
The Silent Ones Who Change A Life

The Silent Ones Who Change A Life

We hear a lot these days about the courage and sacrifice of our key workers forefront in the fight against Covid-19. It is right and proper to applaud them with hearts of gratitude. And we do. But what of those who work tirelessly, silently, and behind the scenes for...
The Silent Ones Who Change A Life

Stand And Deliver

The title for this post should be ‘Drive and Deliver’. ‘Stand and Deliver’ sounds better, I think.  It also reminds me of the song by Adam Ant, conjuring up a wonderful image of him in his heyday dressed up like a highwayman, all eye-liner, lip gloss and...
Travel to the Rodeo

Travel to the Rodeo

Sherri Matthews has kept her feet in the stirrups at Carrot Ranch while riding hard to revise her memoir. She’s one of our premier memoir writers who also pens a hapless village werewolf character who first debuted here in flash fiction. Her fiction can turn a...
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 #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...
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....
Raw Literature: Spring Review #1

Raw Literature: Spring Review #1

January 4, 2017 we kicked off the new year at Carrot Ranch with an ongoing conversation about those first works we create as writers. What marks us as literary artists is not poetry or prose, it’s not genre or length of writing. What marks us as literary artists...