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. While bringing her book, 'Stranger In A White Dress: A Memoir Of Love, Loss And The Search For Home' to publication, Sherri's articles, short memoir, personal essays, poetry and flash fiction are published in national magazines, anthologies and online. Sherri blogs about her travels, nature and wildlife, Asperger's Syndrome and her life as an ex-pat. She contributes regularly to'Carrot Ranch', an online literary community, and has led two flash fiction contests. In another life, Sherri lived in California for twenty years, but today, she 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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