Rodeo #1: Dialog Winners

And the results of #1 Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Contest are in. Congratulations to the winners, honourable mentions and all who entered. Read the winning entries in the Carrot Ranch post and follow the link to read all entries. What a fabulous read!

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Well, it’s over, and we judges have had a blast. It looks like you people did too. In all, we received 38 entries. Only a couple failed on word count, a couple of others didn’t stick rigidly to dialogue, but most of you were very good and complied with the rules. Even managing to make something from what was a tricky picture prompt.

Yes, that is me, and that is a giant tortoise; my family spent a day behind the scenes at London Zoo, including feeding these magnificent reptiles. My daughter is responsible for capturing me having the brief catch up…

Before we get down to the business end a few general thoughts:

  • In a fair few cases, there was still some ‘telling’. When you only have 99 words you really mustn’t. You have to leave a lot to the reader’s imagination, let them work it out. Sometimes the best…

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19 thoughts on “Rodeo #1: Dialog Winners

  1. Patricia Tilton

    What a wonderful contest with judges who actually comment on the winning entries and offer advice. That is awesome! Now I understand why you are so excited about the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction. (Sorry I missed some posts, but have been gone for two weeks)

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thanks, Patricia. It is wonderful to receive such helpful advice. I do enjoy writing at the Carrot Ranch. It is such a welcoming and supportive community and a great place to hone writing skills. No worries about missing posts. I hope everything is okay.

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    1. Norah Post author

      I thought writing to the prompt was difficult, but I think judging the entries was probably even more difficult. ‘a catch up’ with a tortoise is an interesting expression, isn’t it? Thanks for reading and commenting, Jacqui.

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  2. LucciaGray

    The contest sounds great and I’m glad the Carrot Ranch Community is going strong.
    I haven’t written much flash fiction since before the summer hols. There’s been too much going on in life and work, not bad, just busy and demanding times.
    I hope to get back in the swing of writing flash fiction soon!

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    1. Norah Post author

      It’s good to hear from you, Luccia. I’m pleased your absence was simply busy-ness. Life can get that way at times. I hope it’s settled down now and that you can get back to more writing soon.

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