Microcosms 81

It’s Friday, flash fictioneers; welcome to Microcosms 81. Let’s get right to it.  “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” is the famously extreme example of flash fiction. It has been apocryphally attributed to the novelist and short story  writer Ernest Hemingway. As today, 21-JUL, is the anniversary of Hemingway’s birth in 1899, this week’s contest is based…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 80

Thanks to everyone who spun some tales of time travel this week. We had 16 awesome entries this week! As always, thank you for participating. That people keep showing up to write week after week is truly humbling. Please keep returning to Microcosms, and retweet / spread the word about this contest among your followers and friends.…

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Microcosms 80

Alrighty, welcome to Microcosms 80! Today’s prompt comes to your courtesy of Ell Meadow. Enjoy! A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features folkloric fantasy characters, such as dwarves, dragons, elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, goblins, griffins, mermaids, talking animals, trolls, unicorns, or witches, and usually magic or enchantments. While it has…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 79

Thank you to all who, in Microcosms 79, submitted their take on one of the favourite/favorite lines from the previous 13 weeks of the contest. A warm welcome to first-time entrants: Anne J., Chirayu, Camden Goetz, yaz c., Kimberly, Kaylee Schuler, Kara Schuler and Andres Esparza; and a hearty welcome back to returning long-lost friends Nthato…

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RESULTS – Microcosms 77

Thanks to each and every one of you who entered Round 77. We had 11 entries this week. Please keep returning to Microcosms, and retweet / spread the word about this contest among your followers and friends. Don’t forget that Microcosms exists primarily to provide a platform for the flash fiction community to hone their skills, and secondarily…

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