It was the end of Scarlett’s long day at her new job when she got a text from her mother:
“Take dinner to Gram.”
Grabbing some food from the establishment, Scarlett then plugged Gram’s new address into her GPS, and set off in her little red Bug towards The Woods Senior Living Complex.
Yet, despite this, she got lost, making a wrong turn. At a stop light, she saw a handsome young man. She asked for help. Sniffing the aroma, he smiled wolfishly, gave her directions, and then hoofed it to Gram’s for Domino’s deluxe pepperoni and sausage pizza.
Nancy Brady, 2018
The final Rodeo Event was to write a recognizable, but fractured fairy tale flash fiction with a twist in which food played a role in 99 words only (no more, no less). I must admit that I was reminded of “Fractured Fairy Tales” from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, and wondered how to write one in so few words. Nevertheless, I gave it a try. Now that the results have been posted, I share it here. All of the others can be read at https://carrotranch.com and believe me, they are worth reading. Among the forty or so entries, there are takes on Goldilocks, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, and more.
Thanks to Charli Mills and the judges, Norah Colvin, Anne Goodwin, and Robbie Cheadle for reading all of the anonymously submitted entries as I am sure it was difficult to choose a winner from among them. I am thrilled to say that mine was chosen as the winner. I am not sure what it says about me exactly; maybe that I have a warped mind!