Hey! You! Yes, You!

Cancer sucks. Did you know that? Its insidious cells just stole a close relative of ours; leaving behind her young children, older children, and grieving husband.

Since I know this, I’m helping to promote a writing contest in support of someone battling lung cancer: Sue Vincent.

I don’t know Sue very well but do know she does a lot of work, is one of the best writers and poets in blogdom and beyond, and helps many people in many ways. I followed her site awhile ago and have participated in her #writephoto prompts. Whenever she writes her #midnighthaiku, I read it.

Whether you have been inspired by her selfless encouragement and excellent writings or not, this contest will be a chance for you to challenge yourself, win a sweet prize, and help an amazing woman.

Here are the details:

It’s time for Sue to receive something back from the community she’s been a cornerstone of for a decade. Let’s bring the Rodeo into Sue’s house through her computer, and let’s come together with hearts full of joy. Join us for the Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic at the Carrot Ranch – a contest, parade, and celebration all in one!
There are many ways to participate. One is to visit the prompt image, “Hidden,” at the Carrot Ranch. The prompt image and entry form will go live on Monday, February 1st, 2021. Enter a flash or a poem by Friday, February 19th, 2021, and you could win either $100 or a copy of one of Sue’s books. The form will allow you to give a small donation for Sue and her family, and a link can be found on the contest page. The winning entries will be announced at the Carrot Ranch on March 22nd, 2021.

If you’re not ready to rodeo, there’s always the “Parade.” Re-blog one of Sue’s posts from any of her sites (Daily Echo or France and Vincent) with a comment about why you found it special. Follow her blogs. Read one of her books, then leave reviews where you can. Several people are already gearing up for the parade – so feel free to check out other people’s blogs for suggestions.

Also, go ahead and reblog, tweet, Facebook, or somehow otherwise share the contest! 99 word literary art is a fantastic way to celebrate a blogging hero and very deserving person.

Saddle up, everyone! It’s time for a Carrot Ranch Rodeo like none ever held before. The Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic begins on Monday, February 1st, and it’ll be a TUFF prompt to fit within 99 words.

I apologize for the number of times you will see this announcement since a fair number of people love her.

©2021 Chel Owens

©2021 Carrot Ranch

25 thoughts on “Hey! You! Yes, You!

  1. willowdot21 January 26, 2021 / 4:58 pm

    I love Sue, and I have met her and she is one of the most deserving people I know. Thank you for this 💜


    • Chel Owens January 26, 2021 / 6:31 pm

      I feel so left out that I haven’t met her. ❤


      • willowdot21 January 27, 2021 / 12:15 am

        Don’t, she is one of those wonderful people whose spirit can cross space and time. 💜

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    • robertawrites235681907 January 31, 2021 / 3:18 am

      I haven’t physically met Sue either, Chelsea, but I do know she is a special person, blogger and writer. Thanks for joining in.

      Liked by 1 person

        • robertawrites235681907 January 31, 2021 / 9:07 pm

          Sorry, Willow, I see I muddled my comment here. I was referred to Chelsea when I said I also hadn’t met Sue and to you for the rest. Oops, Sunday brain. Have a great day.


          • willowdot21 February 1, 2021 / 6:12 am

            It’s Monday here now Robbie and because of lockdown it could be any day…. But no worries 💜😉😉


  2. Doug Jacquier January 26, 2021 / 5:08 pm

    Hi, Chel. Have made Sue my guest blogger for today. Looking forward to the Challenge.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens January 26, 2021 / 6:32 pm

      Excellent! Thank you, Doug!


  3. trentpmcd January 26, 2021 / 6:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing! As to “I apologize for the number of times you will see this announcement since a fair number of people love her.” although it seems half of the people I follow also follow Sue, this is the first time I’ve seen it.


    • Chel Owens January 26, 2021 / 6:33 pm

      …I may have jumped the gun. 😀

      Also, I e-mailed you.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Sue Vincent January 27, 2021 / 1:31 am

    Thank you, Chelsea. This was such a surprise when I was told about it…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. pensitivity101 January 27, 2021 / 1:01 pm

    I love Sue too, though have never met her. I consider her a friend as she is an inspiration to all of us and has been so very supportive to me recently.

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  6. Marje @ Kyrosmagica January 28, 2021 / 2:34 pm

    A lovely idea for Sue who I have had the pleasure of meeting in person and one I am planning to share too. Uploading mine to wordpress for sharing this weekend 🙂

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