Welcome back, flash fictionistas. This week, it’s Microcosms 62. Read on for details of your mission, should you wish to accept it!
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Include which THREE elements you’re using AND a title for your entry.
A whole host of American actors were born on this day, March 10. The elements in this week’s contest are derived from films in which a selection of these actors appeared:
Sam Jaffe (b. 1891) – “The Asphalt Jungle” (1950)
Chuck Norris (b. 1940) – ”Firewalker” (1986)
Katharine Houghton (b. 1945) – “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” (1967)
Sharon Stone (b. 1958) – “The Quick and The Dead” (1995)
Jon Hamm (b.1971) – “Minions” (2015)
Olivia Wilde (b. 1984) – “The Lazarus Effect” (2015)
(If YOU have an idea for a future contest and would like to be guest host, please contact me.)
Our contest this week begins with THREE things: character, location and genre.
We spun, and our three elements are – character: Inventor, setting: Laboratory, and genre: Fable.
Write a story using those OR feel free to click on the “Spin!” button, and the slot machine will come up with a new set – you can keep clicking until you have a set of elements that inspires you.
*** Once again, be sure to include which THREE elements you’re using AND a title for your entry. ***
- Criminal Mastermind
- Soldier of Fortune
- Medical Researcher
- Jewelry Heist
- Mexican Bar
- Dinner Party
- Wild West
Judging this week is Microcosms 61 Community Pick, Nicola Tapson.
All submissions should be a maximum of 300 words in length. You have until midnight, New York time (EST) to submit.
*** If you are new to Microcosms, remember to check out the full submission guidelines. ***
All being well, results will be posted on Monday.