Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends — we hope! It’s time for Microcosms 142.
This week, our old — and I use the word advisedly! — pal, Ted Young, has kindly agreed to take time out of his busy recuperation schedule to host this round.
Over to you, mate:
During this time of enforced leisure, I mentally revisited some of the songs I’ve written over a long career as a pub & club musician, and got to wondering what you ‘Fictioneers’ would do with them.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have travelled the world as a merchant seaman and industrial fisherman and done many jobs to inspire songs, poetry and stories. Here’s hoping that some ‘float your boat’.
- I Wish I Was a Rock
- Don’t Let Me Forget
- Weekend Superstars
- Song of the Wild Grass
- Hell Bent
(If YOU have an idea for a future contest and would like to be a guest host, please contact us.)
Our contest this week begins with THREE elements (Character, Location and Genre).
We spun, and the three elements are:
Roadie; Greasy Spoon Café; Soliloquy
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 **
- Reformed Character
- Lifestyle Guru
- Transit Van
- Greasy Spoon Cafe
- Letter to Young Self
Last week’s Judge’s Pick, Arianna Hammond, has kindly agreed to act as the judge this time around.
*** All submissions should be a maximum of 300 words in length (excluding the title).
*** You have just 24 hours until midnight, today (Friday, 28-SEP) New York time (EST) to write and submit your masterpiece.
*** If you are new to Microcosms, check out thefull submission guidelines.
All being well, results will be posted next Monday.