Congratulations to the Winners of the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Contest

CR winners

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Writing Competition was pioneered by Charli Mills and the Rough Writers, a fearsome band of a buckaroos who ride by their own rules and write with style.

I reached out to Charli many months yon to ask if she might help me birth a dream for our family: to raise money for Noah and his service dog, Appa. Her immediate response was “Yes!” and she rallied her Writers.

Geoff Le Pard, Pat Cummings, Norah Colvin and Sarah Brentyn saddled up as judges for this competition. Many of the other Rough Writers entered in an overwhelming act of support for our family. To all of you, I tip my hat.

All judging was completed without any identifying information from entrants. Charli and her buckaroos were excited to learn that the first place winner was Pete Fanning, one of the Rough Writers. 

Here is the countdown of winners and their prizes.

Because the pool of stories was so strong, Charli and the Rough Writers selected these stories as honorable mentions:

Casper by Corwin Holzman-Crass

William in Chattanooga by Elly Finzer

Thank you ALL for participating.

An announcement of how much the Four Paws for Noah Writing Competitions have raised will be released after April 30, when winners of Able in This Diverse Universe have been contacted and prizes have been mailed.

Shawna Ayoub

Shawna Ayoub is an essayist, fiction writer, poet and instructor with an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University. Some of her work has been published in The Manifest-Station, Role Reboot, [wherever], The Huffington Post, The Oxford Review and Exit 7. Her writing explores the intersections of race, place and survivorship. She writes with honesty about her own experience in order to transform pain.

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  1. Norah Colvin says:

    What a great collections of stories. I was honoured to be on the judging panel. I hope you and Noah achieved much from the competition. Best wishes. xx

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