Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #2

Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #2, Geoff Le Pard’s challenge Little and Laugh, is up and running live at Carrot Ranch! Geoff wants us to make him laugh. That’s it! Deadline Midnight EST October 13. Read on for full details and keep flashing!

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Little and Laugh

By Geoff Le Pard

My father was a man of many aphorisms, epithets, old saws and clichés. A know-all, really.

But one quote he shared with us that not only stuck but resonated was from an American poet, Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Laugh and the world laughs with you

Weep and you weep alone.

Laughter, in all its forms has taken centre stage in nearly every phase of my life, from irony to farce, pratfalls to priceless, life-enhancing fits of giggles. Whether it was as a defensive mechanism or merely because I enjoyed it, I don’t now remember but I’ve always wanted to make people laugh. Over the years I’ve tailored my delivery, become sensitive to my audience and played everything and anything for a laugh. I’m one of those people who you can always trust with a secret…unless it’s genuinely too funny not to be shared. In…

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About Sherri Matthews

Sherri is a memoir writer and storyteller with a camera and a blog, seeking publication of 'Stranger In A White Dress', her memoir set in the late 1970s of an English girl with an American dream, an adventure crushed by tragedy and redemption on the journey home. Sherri is compelled by a burning passion to bring true stories of broken lives and shattered dreams into the light of love, hope and a place in the world. Published along the way in national magazines, anthologies and online in memoir, poetry and flash fiction, Sherri also blogs about her travels, nature, writing and snippets from her life in California as a Brit 'Mom' for seventeen years, as advocate carer for her adult youngest, diagnosed at eighteen with Asperger's Syndrome and stories about her dad, from prison-life to the streets and back again. She is a regular contributor to 'Carrot Ranch' an online literary community. Today, Sherri lives in England with her hubby, Aspie, two black cats and a very grumpy Bunny.
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14 Responses to Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #2

  1. Sue says:

    I’m all for a bit of laughter…gets us through the bad times

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Charli Mills says:

    Woohoo! Honk! Honk! Your dongle must be up to speed! Thanks for sharing! I hope your entry features a dongle. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Norah says:

    It’s going to be fun, Sherri. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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