Rodeo #4: Fractured Fairy Tales

Halloween is almost here, so what better time to rustle up those fun treats and cook up a twisted fairy tale, or two? Hello again, dear friends, it’s week four at the Rodeo and time for Norah Colvin’s contest: Fractured Fairy Tales. Food, naturally, is the prompt. As before all details below, all entries are free with a $25 cash prize for the winner. The contest runs until 11:59pm EST October 31. So you’ve got plenty of time to don your aprons and mix a fine brew for Norah and her esteemed judges. Just watch out for the big bad wolf, especially if he’s called Fred.

And a huge thank you, dear readers, for keeping the Summerhouse ticking over while I write up a storm on my memoir. I’ve got a date with an editor in just over two weeks…It’s really happening this time…yikes!

See you back here next week with the last, but certainly not the least, of the Rodeo contests. Good luck all!

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

A Flash Fiction contest by Norah Colvin
Co Judges: Anne Goodwin and Robbie Cheadle

Do you love fairy tales? Chances are, unless you are a parent or grandparent of young children or an early childhood educator as I am, you may not have encountered a fairy tale for a while. Well, I am about to change that by asking you to fracture a fairy tale for the fourth Carrot Ranch rodeo contest. [READ MORE…]

For insights and tips from the contest creator, read Norah’s Post, “Once Upon a Rodeo Time.” For word count, use Microsoft Word or wordcount.net. Be aware that punctuation and word-hyphens can change your word count so run it through one of those two counters.

Norah Colvin is an Australian educator, passionate about learning and early childhood education especially. She has many years’ experience in a variety of educational roles. She currently blogs about education…

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About Sherri Matthews

Sherri once worked in the medical and legal fields. One day the office closed, she got laid off and she praised the heavens for the chance at last to write her book. Some years later, 'Stranger In A White Dress', a memoir, is ready for submission. Published along the way in magazines, anthologies and on her blog, Sherri writes about her travels, nature and the process of memoir. She also shares snippets of her life as a Brit 'Mom' who raised her children in California, as an advocate and carer for her adult youngest diagnosed at eighteen with Asperger's Syndrome and stories of her dad's lifelong journey from prison 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. Writing stories from the past, making sense of today and giving hope for tomorrow.
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13 Responses to Rodeo #4: Fractured Fairy Tales

  1. dgkaye says:

    Working on it Sher! That’s 3 entries for me. Woohoo! ❤ xoxo

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  2. Norah says:

    Thanks so much for sharing, Sherri. Will Fred be making an appearance?
    Best wishes for your meeting with your editor. Woohoo!

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    Thanks for sharing Norah’s contest!

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  4. Congratulations, Sherri on meeting with your editor. It’s getting close for you to get the book published. I have published both paperback and Kindle tonight and will be available in 72 hours. My poetry book is basically a poetic memoir and I will promote it as such. I selected the categories of poetry and personal memoir on Amazon.
    Will hear some more from you about your book! ❤

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    • Hi Miriam, lovely to read your comment this morning. I’ve just got a post out, my first in a while, with a short update and linking to the last of Carrot Ranch’s contests. I’m working furiously on my memoir to have it where I need it to be, and of course, it can’t be rushed. The paradox of writing! How wonderful, congratulations! If you can send me the link when it’s available, I will look for it. How exciting for you, Miriam! And I will keep you posted this end too! 🙂 ❤

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