Hello and welcome to MC67. Another Friday, another Microcosms contest… another last minute trawl through Wikipedia’s list of people born on this date: 14 APRIL.
This week, we’re looking at thespian astral twins – actors born on the same day – and roles they have played.
1925 – Rod Steiger: Victor Ipolitovich Komarovsky (“Doctor Zhivago”: 1965)
1933 – Shani Wallis: Nancy (“Oliver!”: 1968)
1940 – Julie Christie: Bathsheba Everdine (“Far From the Madding Crowd”: 1967)
1958 – Peter Capaldi: The Doctor (“Doctor Who”: 2013 to present)
1961 – Robert Carlyle: ‘Franco’ Begbie (“Trainspotting”: 1996)
1973 – Adrien Brody: Władysław Szpilman (“The Pianist”: 2002)
(If YOU have an idea for a future contest and would like to be guest host, please contact us.)
Our contest this week begins with THREE things: character, setting and genre.
We spun, and our three elements are – character: Psychopath, setting: Victorian London, and genre: Horror.
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.
*** HEY! Remember to include which THREE elements you’re using AND a title for your entry. ***
*** PLEASE AVOID FAN FICTION, UNLESS YOU RELISH LEGAL ACTION! ***
- Russian Politician
- Galactic Adventurer
- Victorian London
- Rural Village
- Time Machine
- Urban Slum
- Science Fiction
Judging this week is Microcosms 66 Judge’s Pick, the prolific Bill Engleson.
All submissions should be a maximum of 300 words in length. You have until midnight, New York time (EDT) 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.