Hello, you lovely people. Ready for another flash fiction workout? You’ve come to the right place – Microcosms 75.
09-JUN has seen many notable events over the years. Here are just a few:
- 1667 – Second Anglo-Dutch War: The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins, leading to the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.
- 1856 – Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa for the Mormon Trail.
- 1928 – Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross.
- 1930 – Chicago Tribune reporter, Jake Lingle, is killed at the Illinois Central train station, allegedly over a $100,000 gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
- 1958 – Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London’s Gatwick Airport.
- 1968 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning after Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan in the kitchen of The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles
(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: Reporter, setting: Airport, and genre: Memoir.
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 ***
*** NO FAN-FICTION, PLEASE, and NO USE of COPYRIGHT CHARACTERS ***
- Naval Commander
- Salt Lake Valley
- Pacific Ocean
- Railway Station
Judging this week is Microcosms 74 Judge’s Pick, Alva Holland.
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.