Welcome back, flashionistas. For your delight and delectation, we present Microcosms Round 141.
This week, we pay homage to Herbert George (H. G.) Wells, born on this day — 21-SEP — in 1866. Ranked among the fathers of science fiction, he was a prolific author in many genres, a prophetic social critic and a futurist. The elements are taken from a selection of his works:
- 1895 – The Time Machine
- 1900 – Love and Mr Lewisham
- 1905 – Kipps
- 1908 – The War in the Air
- 1910 – The History of Mr Polly
- 1910 – The Sleeper Awakes
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Our contest this week begins with THREE things: character, location and genre.
We spun, and our three elements are – Bicycle Engineer; Suburbs; Romance
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, location 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 – not included in the word count.
*** NO FAN-FICTION, PLEASE, and NO USE of COPYRIGHT CHARACTERS **
- Science Student
- Bicycle Engineer
- Gentleman’s Outfitter
- Dinner Party
- Drapery Bazaar
- Edwardian England
- Coming-of-Age Story
- Dystopian Sci-Fi
One of last week’s Community Picks, Alva Holland, has kindly agreed to act as the judge this time around.
REMEMBER: all submissions should be a maximum of 300 words in length (excluding the title).
You have just 24 hours until midnight, today (Friday, 21-SEP) New York time (EST) to write and submit your masterpiece.
*** If you are new to Microcosms, remember to check out the full submission guidelines. ***
All being well, results will be posted next Monday.