Announcing the WINNERS of the Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic at the Carrot Ranch

When the doctors told me that the cancer had spread to my brain, they also told me that I did not have long left…’days to weeks’ were their words. At this point, the wonderful folks at the Carrot Ranch wrote to tell me about the Rodeo, the competition and what they hoped to achieve.

The response was phenomenal.

I cannot stress how much it meant to see all the good wishes coming in… to watch my sons hold themselves up with pride because it seems as if my work has touched other lives in such a positive manner. And, while my body continues to fall apart, my heart is full.
On a practical note, the donations that came in have helped enormously with the cost of specialised equipment.

Who knew how expensive this dying malarkey can be? In search of decent few hours sleep for the first time in ages, yesterday I had a new chair delivered that allows me to stand to get into the wheelchair. As my left leg no longer moves, this is a real gift. And I slept in it for hours…

I did not expect to be here today to be able to thank everyone who took part in any and every way, from buying, reading and reviewing the books, to the entries and donations and the love and kindness I have been shown.

Congratulations to the winners of the competition!

Head on over to the Carrot Ranch to find out who…and read the winning entries.

Reblogged  from The Carrot Ranch

When the Rodeo came to town, Rough Writers from around the world answered the call. You came, you sat in the saddle, you rode the bull, and you joined the parade.

Most important, you were inspired by our wonderful friend, Sue Vincent. Sue has been battling terminal cancer, and we’re thrilled that she is around to see the winners (though I admit I cheated and let her know the top winner a little early). Participants were allowed and encouraged to donate to help Sue and her family, but we believe the photo she provided as the prompt was worthy of any prize. Her photo prompted 63 wonderful 99 word stories and 99 syllable poems; if the average picture is worth 1,000 words, then we can be certain her prompt is way above average!

Continue reading at The Carrot Ranch

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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100 Responses to Announcing the WINNERS of the Sue Vincent Rodeo Classic at the Carrot Ranch

  1. Sadje says:

    The world is still full of kind and caring people. I’m glad that you got a good night’s sleep. Hugs my friend

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  2. Ritu says:

    We’re all glad you are still here, Sue 💜


  3. Sleep is so important. Glad you got your chair.


  4. Pingback: Jo’s Monday walk : A walk for Sue | restlessjo

  5. restlessjo says:

    Another day to celebrate, Sue. 🙂 🙂 With some trepidation I have taken the liberty of including you in my walk this morning. I don’t mind pushing the wheelchair but you might have to cope with a few bumps. 🙂 Hopefully it will bring a few more readers your way.

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  6. bushboy says:

    I have popped over here after reading Jo’s post. Sending ((hugs))) from Australia x


  7. Darlene says:

    How wonderful, such an outpouring of care and love. I am so happy you are here to see the results of the contest. Some excellent writing too. Great to hear you had a descent sleep in your new chair. More hugs coming your way. xo


  8. HappySoul says:

    Random act of kindness.. This melted my heart ❤️lots of hugs Sue


  9. Hi Sue, I am so happy to read you have this new chair that helps you. That is wonderful. The people who make up this lovely blogging community are all wonderful and I am proud to be a part of it.


  10. Sending hugs and love, Sue, and jumping over to the ranch now xx 🙂


  11. Gwen M. Plano says:

    Hugs and blessings, dear Sue. I hope you’re feeling the love, for there is much coming your way. 💗


  12. beth says:


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  13. So wonderful Sue, and I am so glad you are here to read and enjoy the responses ❤


  14. margaret21 says:

    It’s only today that I ‘meet’ you thanks to Jo of ‘Restless Jo’, and as your recent path is similar to the one my son-in-law took a few years ago, I have some – but only some – idea of how things may be for you. All I can do is send hugs – virtual of course.


  15. fransiweinstein says:

    Wow, how amazing Sue!! Not that I’m surprised to hear so many turned out for you❤️ So happy the chair has worked out. I got out yesterday to enjoy the absolutely glorious day. It was wonderful to just feel a warm breeze and some sun in my face. Winter is long. Congratulations to the winners. Congratulations to all who participated actually. Very well done!


  16. trentpmcd says:

    I am glad you are here to congratulate the winners! This blogging community is wonderful indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. I’ve only just met you today too courtesy of Restless Jo – I’m also a originally from Yorkshire but now live in Perth Western Australia. Sending you love and virtual hugs, Rosemary X


  18. Sue, you are so loved. I’m thrilled that you were able to get the recliner. My hubby still uses his when he doesn’t feel well. Huge hugs to you, my friend. ❤


  19. TanGental says:

    The truism that Sue is in the chair rings loud and clear. Glad you’re still looking at rather than pushing the daisies and thank you again for all you do. It’s a delight when such a great idea has come to fruition like this.


  20. Congratulations to the winners, and a lot of blessings to you, Sue! Thank you for becoming positive minded. You will overcome it, i am sure. Michael


  21. Charli Mills says:

    Sue, it does my heart so good to know you were able to get some sleep because of a specialized chair. I hold an image of your sons in mind, heads up, proud of Mom’s contributions to the world. I hope you get to read all the entries under the Rodeo page. They will fill your soul. I’m glad you got to see the winners! ❤️❤️❤️


  22. Sue, you are such an example of the quote:
    “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only option”.
    Thank you for teaching us how to live and how to face the inevitable in honesty, love and strength. I truly find your writing is the thing that has sustained you in life and in dying which is such a gift and like you say, you are still here and that is a blessing. 💖💖❤️❤️❤️❤️


  23. So wonderful, Sue. You are clearly well-loved. I hope that everyone shares their stories and poems over the next weeks. And congrats on the new chair!! Hugs hugs hugs ❤


  24. petespringerauthor says:

    I’m not surprised by the outpouring of those who responded to this competition. What I’ve found in my two years of blogging is that this is a wonderfully supportive community filled with good people. I follow Norah and Chel, so I’m happy that their entries were chosen. While I did not submit an entry, I hope that you understand my appreciation for you as a writer, blogger, and human. I don’t know if it’s just a symptom of getting older or being retired, but I find myself thinking more about the responsibility we all share to make the world a little kinder and less judgmental. Thank you so much for setting such a high standard.


  25. acflory says:

    Sleep is one of those gifts we don’t appreciate until it starts sneaking away. I’m so glad you managed to get in some good hours via your new equipment. And I’m thrilled that your sons can see how much we value you and your work. Sometimes it’s nice to be seen as more than just ‘Mum’. 🙂
    Much love,


  26. Eliza Waters says:

    Glad you were able to get some decent rest in the new chair, Sue. So essential! ❤


  27. CarolCooks2 says:

    Such an outpouring of love comes your way it is mind-blowing, Sue… I have always thought about how kind and caring the blogging community is so many lovely souls but this outpouring of love and help has surpassed my expectations of a community… so pleased you could sleep in comfort and that your sons can stand tall knowing how very admired and loved you are…What a long-lasting legacy you are leaving…You will always be talked and written about with pride and memories of you will be triggered by a special cheese sandwich until I to draw my last breath…Hugs xx


  28. Hello, Sue. Just popped over from Restless Jo’s blog. Sending you hugs from the shore of Lake Tahoe!


  29. Jemima Pett says:

    I missed this. Sorry. But I must have been busy… writing… or guinea pig wrangling, more likely 🙂
    They send love, as do I. ❤


  30. Norah says:

    I’m so pleased we were able to help you through the rodeo, Sue. Sending hugs.


  31. willowdot21 says:

    It is so good to know that we have all helped in a practical way. It’s also wonderful you are still here to read them and to know we have filled your heart.💜💜💜💜

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  32. willowdot21 says:

    Reblogged this on willowdot21 and commented:
    For the love of Sue.

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  33. Wendy Janes says:

    Sending love, Sue. I’m so pleased that the wonderful blogging community have come together like this. Great that the chair has helped you get some sleep.


  34. dgkaye says:

    Congrats on the contest, sales and reviews Sue! ❤


  35. A wonderful and talented response with lots of love flowing through the community and towards you Sue.. from all around the world. ♥♥

    Liked by 1 person

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