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.
- Third Place Prize: $25 cash award and copy of Because You Asked goes to Freedom for a Boy and His Dog by Anne Penniston Grunsted
- Second Place Prize: $50 award and a signed copy of Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle to The Trampoline by Allison Maruska
- First Place Prize: $250 cash award and a copy of If You Want to Write to Free by Pete Fanning
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.