The Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic

Greetings, dear friends. 2021 kicked off in grand (grim) style and here we are. February already. Two hours after I blogged my Christmas post, our plans crashed and burned thanks to imminent lockdown. Two days later, my lovely Mum suffered a stroke. She is recovering so well, thank you again for all your very lovely kind messages.

So…January disappeared and I return somewhat back on track with a reblog from Carrot Ranch announcing a very special contest: The Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic. Please do click on the link below for all details and rules of entry.

This contest comes with a donation suggestion of $5. All monies go directly to Sue Vincent and her family. As I said, this is a very special contest for a very special lady. Sue writes and blogs about her recent cancer diagnosis and ongoing treatment through this pandemic. She also writes openly about her concerns as carer for her adult son. Unpaid carers, I can attest, fall through too many cracks.

The contest:

99 word flash fiction (or a poem with 99 syllables) with Sue’s photo as a prompt. It’s live now, closes midnight, Friday, February 19th. Open to all and any help you might give to spread the word.  The grand prize is $100 for the winner and one of Sue’s published books for five runners up. Top winning entries will be published at Carrot Ranch on March 22nd.

Thank you! I’ll be back here at the Summerhouse next week.

Love Sherri x

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

by H.R.R. Gorman

Here at the Carrot Ranch, we take the business of 99-word literary art seriously. Those who participate in the Ranch prompts or yearly Rodeo saddle up to TUFF (The Ultimate Flash Fiction) it out and train new Rough Riders as we go. Now, the Ranch is hosting a new event to sharpen minds, welcome new hands, and celebrate one of our own the best way we know how: our first ever Rodeo Classic.

In this Rodeo Classic, we’re here to celebrate a stalwart center of many blogging corners, Sue Vincent. Sue has variously contributed to the community here at the Carrot Ranch, through communication with many other bloggers, and run her own famous #writephoto weekly blog prompt. You can (and should!) follow her on her blogs, The Daily Echo and the shared blog France & Vincent. She has inspired us to become better writers and shown…

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About Sherri Matthews

Sherri's non-fiction articles are published in Prima, Your Cat, Suffolk Norfolk Life and a collection of anthologies. She is runner-up of a published short story and longlisted with Fish Publications. Her guest posts have featured on diverse blogs and her regular memoir column at Carrot Ranch, an online literary community. A keen walker and photographer from the UK, Sherri raised her family in California for twenty years. She has worked in the legal and medical fields and is now carer and advocate to her adult youngest, diagnosed with autism at eighteen. Today Sherri lives in England's West Country working on final edits of her debut memoir.
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13 Responses to The Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic

  1. Mike M says:

    I am very humbled you have taken time to support this person at a time when I know you have been dealing with much yourself. All best to her and thank you as ever for your frank and honest writing.

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  2. Charli Mills says:

    Sherri, you are a rock for so many in your life! Thank you for your generous and compassionate spirit to support our writing community! I hope all is well with you and your beautiful family.

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  3. Thank you for sharing, Sherri! I spread the word!

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  4. Norah says:

    Such a lovely way to support another blogging friend, Sherri. Did you get to meet Sue at the Blogger’s Bashes?
    I hope February brings a more settled existence for you and your family. I’m pleased to hear your mum is doing okay. It’s such a worry.

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  5. Ste J says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your nightmare start to the year but gla things are getting back to something like normal. Great to see so much support for a fellow blogger as well. Stay awesome, my friend.

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    • Thank you, yes, things have settled down again, just need to get through this lockdown to more normal life, as do we all. Yes, fantastic support for Sue across the blogosphere. I don’t feel very awesome, but I’ll do my best! Always a pleasure to read your comments. You too, my friend, take care.

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