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Microcosms 124

Ready for some Friday flash fiction fun, flashionistas? Then welcome to Microcosms 124.   ***************************** IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ! ***************************** Replying to other “comments” is still not working properly. ** Workaround v2 ** Until I can solve the problem permanently, you should “right-click” on the [Reply] button, then click on “Copy link address”, paste that into the…

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Microcosms 123

Welcome, flash fiction fans, to Microcosms 123. ***************************** IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ! ***************************** Replying to other “comments” is still not working properly. ** Workaround v2 ** Until I can solve the problem permanently, you should “right-click” on the [Reply] button, then click on “Copy link address”, paste that into the URL box at the top of the…

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Microcosms 120

Welcome back to Microcosms, Flash Harrys and Flash Harriets. Ready to pit your writing skills against the challenge of Round 120? Let’s get to it then… As some of you may be aware — cue the violins! — being curator of Microcosms is hard work… very hard work… a gargantuan amount of very hard work……

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Microcosms 119

Greetings, my flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms 119. This week’s contest is based on anniversaries occurring today (20-APR). 270 years: birth of Georg Michael Telemann, German composer and multi-instrumentalist 210 years: birth of Napoleon III, French politician, 1st President of France who died in exile in England and is buried at St Michael’s…

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Microcosms 118

Hello once again, flashionistas, and welcome to Microcosms 118. In MC 110, I mentioned my resolution to address my addiction to tsundoku — the Japanese term for the habit of buying books, then piling them up unread — by reading 50 books in 2018. In the first quarter of the year – 13 weeks – I managed to read eleven and…

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Microcosms 117

Friday comes around quickly when you’re having fun… Welcome to Microcosms 117, as we move effortlessly — if only! — into the first post of the second quarter of the year. *** Please read the instructions carefully – ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE NEW TO MICROCOSMS. *** As is customary at times like this, I’ve been looking back…

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Microcosms 116

Greetings, my flash fictioneering friends, and welcome to Microcosms 116. 30-MAR saw the birth in 1905 of England’s longest-serving hangman, Albert Pierrepoint. Some of his more famous ‘clients’ include: William Joyce — “Lord Haw Haw” (1946) Timothy Evans (1950) Derek Bentley (1953) John Christie (1953) Ruth Ellis — last woman to be hanged in the…

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Microcosms 115

Hello again, flashionistas; welcome to Microcosms 115. PLEASE NOTE: As mentioned last week, New York has moved over to daylight-saving time (EDT) – clocks have gone forward one hour. This means that, here in the UK, the contest is due to open at 04:00 am today (FRIDAY), rather than the usual 05:00 am, and, consequently, closes…

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