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 on events from his colourful life.
(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: Foreign Correspondent, setting: Battlefield, 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 – character, setting and genre. 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 ***
- Ambulance Driver
- Foreign Correspondent
- Bull Runner
- Big Game Hunter
Judging this week is Microcosms 80 Judge’s Pick, Nancy M. Beach.
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.