99 Word Stories

The Ranch Christmas Party, Part One & Two, 99-word stories

The Carrot Ranch September 19, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about mud on the tires. The tires can be from any conveyance or serve as an analogy. How did they get muddy and why? What impact does mud on the tires have on the story (plot) or characters… Continue reading The Ranch Christmas Party, Part One & Two, 99-word stories

99 Word Stories

The Party, 99-word Story

The Carrot Ranch September 5, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the word, “swimmingly.” which means “smoothly or satisfactorily.” What is the situation? Who is involved? Let the word take you into a story. Go where the prompt leads! Submit by September 10, 2022. Photo by Julia Larson… Continue reading The Party, 99-word Story

99 Word Stories

Karma, #99-Word Story

The Carrot Ranch August 28, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features a red convertible. Who is driving or riding? Where is the car going? Maybe it isn’t even a car. Have fun and go where the prompt leads! Rules HERE. Submit by September 3, 2022. Shadows patterned… Continue reading Karma, #99-Word Story

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99 Word Stories

“Wild West Showdown,” #99-Word Stories

The Carrot Ranch August 15, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that uses the idea or phrase, “floppy as puppy ears.” You can be explicit or implicit in your response. What is floppy and why? It doesn’t have to be about dogs at all. Go where the prompt leads!… Continue reading “Wild West Showdown,” #99-Word Stories

99 Word Stories

“The Dress,” #99-word Story

The Carrot Ranch August 8, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about “the one who left the dress.” A 1940s-era dress still hangs in an abandoned house. Who left it and why? You can take any perspective and write in any genre. It can be a ghost story. Or… Continue reading “The Dress,” #99-word Story

99 Word Stories

“Sweet Cherry Pie,” 99-Word Story

The Carrot Ranch, July 25, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story sweet as cherries. It can be about the fruit or something cherries represent. Why is it sweet? Can you use contrast to draw out the beauty? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by July 30, 2022. Photo by… Continue reading “Sweet Cherry Pie,” 99-Word Story

99 Word Stories

“Dreaming” 99-Word Story

The Carrot Ranch, July 18, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about floating. Who is floating, where, and in what? Is the floating real or felt internally? Whatever floats your boat, go where the prompt leads! Submit by July 23, 2022. Find the RULES here. Photo by Felix Mittermeier… Continue reading “Dreaming” 99-Word Story

99 Word Stories

“The Fairy Stone,” 99-word Story

June 6, 2022, Carrot Ranch prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features stone-stacking. How does the activity fit into a story? Who is involved? What is the tone? Do the stones have special meaning? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by June 11, 2022. Image by mario-k from Pixabay… Continue reading “The Fairy Stone,” 99-word Story

99 Word Stories

“Sunny” 99-word Stories

The Carrot Ranch May 16, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about when a newly released prisoner meets the disabled veteran who adopted the puppy the prisoner trained behind bars. The prompt is based on the short story Charli Mills wrote for Marsha Ingrao’s Story Chat. She asks us… Continue reading “Sunny” 99-word Stories

99 Word Stories

My Image of Mom, #99Word Stories

The Carrot Ranch.com May 9, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a mom selfie — a story that creates an image of a mom. No one mom looks alike or fits a maternal mold. Who is she? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by May 15, 2022. If you want to… Continue reading My Image of Mom, #99Word Stories