Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #1

The Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest at Carrot Ranch is off! Contest #1 Leader, Norah Colvin, kicks off with ‘When I Grow Up’. Next up: The Little and Laugh Flash Contest by Geoff Le Pard on Tuesday, October 10. Enter the contest for judging as instruced in Norah’s post, or you can write a flash in the comments for the challenge only. And remember, entry for the contest is free with a cash prize for the winner! The deadline for Norah’s contest is AEST midnight 10 October. All the best to all the candidates!

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When I Grow Up


Do you remember being asked this question as a child? Or contemplating it, even if you weren’t asked? Do you recall your childhood thoughts?

I remember having no aspiration prior to the age of ten when I decided I wanted to be a teacher. Although I loved writing, creating stories, songs, poetry and plays; writing was a part of who I was, an integral part of me, I didn’t consider a writer as something I might be.

It is often mooted that we are educating today’s children for a future of which we have no knowledge, a future we can’t begin to imagine. But hasn’t that always been so? Has any generation known exactly what life will be like for those following? While the rate of change may be increasing, change has always been.

Though it may sometimes appear otherwise, change creates more…

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About Sherri Matthews

Sherri is a writer with work published in print magazines, anthologies and online. As a young British mum of three, she emigrated to California and stayed for twenty years. Today she lives in England's West Country, a full-time carer within her family. Her current WIP after completing her memoir is a psychological thriller.
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30 Responses to Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #1

  1. Good luck Sherri xxx

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  2. jennypellett says:

    This looks a great idea, although the instructions are a bit complicated for my simple brain😀. Good luck with yours, Sherri 😀😀

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    • Your brain is far from simple Jenny! You can just do it as a challenge in the comments rather than enter the contest if you prefer. The main thing is to have fun with it. And I know for a fact, your writing happens to be pretty darn good 🙂 Thanks…glad I’ve got time to work on it! 🙂 xxx

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    Thank you for sharing, Sherri!

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  4. This whole month should be fun! So many great contests. (Glad you wrote one, if only in the comments.) Looking forward to yours, too. 🙂

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  5. dgkaye says:

    Hi Sher. Hold on to your seat . . . I just submitted to Norah’s challenge! I’m calling it Flash Nonfiction LOL 🙂 Nothing is fiction with me. 🙂 ❤ xoxo

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  6. Norah says:

    Thanks for sharing, Sherri. It’s going to be fun. I’m sorry Jenny thinks the instructions are complicated. I tried to make them as clear as possible. It would be great if Judy joins in, and how exciting, I’ve already received Debby’s story. I really enjoyed yours at the Carrot Ranch. Well done.

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    • My pleasure Norah! Your post is going gangbusters, so exciting! I see Judy has now entered and Deb too…fantastic! And thanks about mine. It’s been too long since I rode over to the Ranch and wrote a flash…felt so good and of course, you set a great prompt for the Rodeo kick off *she says waving stetson in the air* 🙂 xxx

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