Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #2

My Contest #1 in the Carrot Ranch #FFRODEO is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered. I’ll be able to start reading tomorrow. Yippee!
Today the second of the contests kicks off. You are required to make the judges laugh in 300 words! And you have only until Friday (13th) to do it! I hope you enter. Get those laughing pens ready! Good luck!

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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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10 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #2

  1. Charli Mills

    We extended the deadline! Evidently the pressure to be funny is daunting. 😀 😀 😀 And the laugh’s on us — no entry fees and the Flash Fiction Little & Laugh Contest extends to 11:59 pm (EST) Sunday 10/15.

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    1. Norah Post author

      Yay! I’m so pleased the contest has been extended. I didn’t think I was going to make it. I’ll make sure to get my entry in before midnight on Sunday. 🙂

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  2. dgkaye

    Hope I can find the time to jump in this one Norah. Not sure I’ll have time, but if I don’t, I’ll be looking forward to some entertaining reading. 🙂 When is the winner announced for yours?

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    1. Norah Post author

      Time seems to be dissolving for many of us at the moment, Debby. I’m hoping I can join in too.
      The winner of my contest will be announced on Tuesday 7 November. Still a few weeks to wait. 🙂

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