Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #7

At last! I’m thrilled to announce the winner of my Murderous Musings Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #7. Fantastic flashes, all thirty-two of them a deviously delicious read. And the winner is…Marjorie Mallon! Huge congratulations Marje!

I’m also hugely excited to announce the publication of The Congress of Rough Writers: Flash Fiction Anthology Vol. I available here (universal link). I’m truly honoured to have several flashes and an essay feature among so many accomplished and talented writers.

Thank you so much, dear friends, for your support of Carrot Ranch’s first ever Rodeo and my first ever writing contest. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and the ride ain’t over yet, with Charli’s announcement of her TUFF contest next week and the ‘Best of Show’ overall winner announcement on January 2nd!

As for the Summerhouse, thanks so much for hanging with me through all weathers. Maybe I’ll find Sweet Robin soon and when I do, I’ll tell you all about it. But until then, I wish you all the merriest of greetings for this wonderful festive season. And my hope and prayer for 2018: Keep the dream alive; hold fast and write like the wind.

Happy Christmas!

Love Sherri xxx

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Murderous Musings Winner at Carrot Ranch @Charli_MillsMurderous 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 esteemed judges and I read wide-eyed and suitably horrified through a disturbingly chilling collection exploring the dark side of the Rodeo.

Some had us baying for the same sweet revenge, such was the pain of the story.  With others, we pondered the tragic price of a seething jealousy, bitter resentment and an all-consuming rage.  One or two gave a chuckle, clever in the twist at the end.  We enjoyed every flash and it was a close call, but we agreed our overall winner is Mr Blamey by Marjorie Mallon.

Mr Blamey by Marjorie Mallon

Mr Blamey had no first name. He had…

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About Sherri Matthews

While writing to publication of her memoir, 'Stranger in a White Dress', Sherri has been published in national magazines, websites and four anthologies in memoir, essays, articles, poetry and flash fiction. Sherri raised her children in California, and today lives in England with her husband, Aspie youngest and their pet menagerie fondly called ‘Animal Farm’. As well as writing, Sherri keeps out of trouble gardening, walking, and taking endless photographs, a few of the better ones she shares on her blog A View From My Summerhouse.
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26 Responses to Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #7

  1. I’m glad your first flash fiction contest was a success Sherri. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and hope to see more of you in the new year 🙂

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  2. Sue says:

    Well done, Sherri! Sending Christmas Greetings to you and yours!

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  3. It was a blast participating in your competition, Sherri. All of them, actually. My Tuesdays have never been more fun. Merry Christmas and a happy creative new year to you and yours. 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Diana! It’s been so much fun hasn’t it? I was only able to enter a couple sadly due to moving house, but it’s great to continue on with Charli’s weekly prompts. Merry Christmas to you and yours too and I’ll a glass of cheer to you for that happy and creative New Year 🙂 ❤

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  4. Merry Christmas Sherri. It was such fun writing some murderous flash for a change! A bit different from my usual fantasy! So pleased that the judges enjoyed my piece of flash so much to award it firs prize, an unexpected and wonderful surprise. Really made my day. xxx

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    • Merry Christmas to you Marje! So very glad to give you such a surprise, we were thrilled when we found out it was you who wrote Mr Blamey and my first thought was, ‘I can’t wait to tell Marje!’ The wonder of flash fiction takes us to different places, I’ve found this as a memoir writer, I never thought I could write any fiction, but Charli encouraged me through flash at the Ranch and now I love the places it takes me. Again, so thrilled for you Marje. See you soon! xxx

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  5. Tina Frisco says:

    Congrats all around, Sher! You weathered the storm beautifully and came out on the other side with renewed creativity. Wishing you holidays filled with joy, peace, and love, my friend 💕

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    • Thank you so much dear Tina, so lovely of you to visit the Summerhouse and leave such a sweet, kind message 🙂 Wishing you too a very Happy Christmas and hoping and praying 2018 sees the end to the chaos. Peace, love and joy. Cheers to you my friend! 🙂 ❤ 🙂 xoxo

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  6. dgkaye says:

    So happy for Marje! Happy Christmas everyone! ❤ xxxxxxx

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  7. Norah says:

    This was a great contest, with wonderful entries, Sherri. Judging would have been a tough gig. You did well. Congratulations to Marj and the judges’ picks. Happy Christmas to you too!

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    • So glad you enjoyed reading them all Norah, thanks so much for your support as always. A tough gig for sure, as you well know! Happy Christmas my friend to you and yours, and I’ll raise a glass of cheer to you on New Year’s for a bright & beautiful year ahead! See you in 2018! SMAG rules!!! 🙂 ❤

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  8. Merry Christmas, Sherri!

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  9. Happy Holidays, Sherri! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you in 2018.

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  10. Mike M says:

    And thank you for your oversight and stewardship!

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