Author Archives: Sherri Matthews

About Sherri Matthews

Sherri has been writing full time since 2011. Currently working on her memoir, 'Stranger in a White Dress', she has been published in a variety of national magazines, websites and three anthologies. Sherri raised her three, now adult children, in California for twenty years and today, lives in England’s West Country with her hubby, Aspie youngest, two cats, a grumpy bunny and a family of Chinese Button Quails. She keeps out of mischief blogging, gardening, walking by the sea and snapping endless photographs. Her garden robin muse vists regularly.

Sixty Seconds’ Worth Of Distance Run

The sun disappeared taking last year with it, and I quietly prayed that this year would be better. Eyes straight, time to press on and write.  This is THE year, right? The Summerhouse is five years old this month.  Five … Continue reading

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Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #7

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
Murderous 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…

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Brown Paper Sealing Wax And Vintage All The Way

Every Christmas, my present from Granny arrived by post in plenty of time for the big day,  its yearly arrival creating one of my fondest childhood memories. But it wasn’t so much what was inside the parcel that made me … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #8

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
TUFF: The Ultimate Flash Fiction by Charli Mills What if I told you that writing flash fiction will get you to where you want to be? Would you scoff, or consider the possibility?…

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Halloween Music And A Homecoming

In February, we put our house up for sale.  Nine months later and four weeks at the Goose Farm, we moved into our new home last week. For five of those weeks, my cat Eddie had to stay in a … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #7

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Murderous Musings: When Good Folk Turn Bad At The Rodeo By Sherri Matthews Saddle up, tighten your reins and pull on your riding boots. And while you’re about it, watch your back, because…

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Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #5

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9X11 Twitterflash By C. Jai Ferry We’ve Passed the Halfway Mark! We’ve made it to Challenge #5, and we’re still alive and writing, so for this challenge, let’s see how you do with…

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Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #4

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Scars By Irene Waters Welcome to Contest #4 of the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Rodeo. This competition is free to enter and carries a cash prize of $25 for first place. Winning submissions…

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Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #3

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Septolet in Motion By JulesPaige Words are cast like magic spells. Some may debate the text in which such lessons exist. Religious works could be a type of Grimoire since often as children…

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Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #2

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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…

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