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Microcosms 62

Welcome back, flash fictionistas. This week, it’s Microcosms 62. Read on for details of your mission, should you wish to accept it!   *** ALWAYS REMEMBER AND NEVER FORGET *** Include which THREE elements you’re using AND a title for your entry.¬†   A whole host of American actors were born on this day, March…

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Microcosms 61

Welcome, flash fiction fans, to¬†Microcosms 61. Time to¬†do what you all do so well, and knock out¬†a story to knock our socks off!   *** ALWAYS REMEMBER AND NEVER FORGET *** Include which THREE elements you’re using AND a title for your entry.¬†   In terms of deaths per passenger mile, airplanes are statistically the…

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Microcosms 60

Welcome, flash fictioneers, to¬†Microcosms 60. Time to get your flash mojo working and send us¬†a story.   *** ALWAYS REMEMBER AND NEVER FORGET *** Include which THREE elements you’re using AND a title for your entry.¬†   Today – 24 February –¬†in 2006 saw the death of US actor, Dennis Weaver. He had a long…

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Microcosms 59

Welcome, flashionistas, to¬†Microcosms 59. Old Father Time¬†is already eating into the 24 hours allocated to¬†this week’s contest. So, read the preamble then crack your knuckles, lean over your keyboard and let your imagination flow through your fingertips.   *** ALWAYS REMEMBER AND NEVER FORGET *** Include which THREE elements you’re using AND a title for…

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Microcosms 58

Welcome, everyone, to another fun-packed flash challenge. This week, Stephen Shirres has stepped up to the plate and volunteered to act as guest host for Microcosms 58. Over to you, Stephen: With the UK release of The LEGO¬ģ Batman‚ĄĘ Movie today, I thought we’d strap on our capes and go full superhero with a list…

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Microcosms 57

Welcome, one and all, to Microcosms 57. Here at Microscosms, every week is storytelling week. In the UK, however, we have been celebrating National Storytelling Week which seeks to promote ‚Äúthe oral tradition of storytelling, the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination.‚ÄĚ In a sense, singer-song writers are oral storytellers.…

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Microcosms 56

Welcome, one and all, to Microcosms 56 on Friday, 27-JAN-2017. 27-JAN-1905¬†saw¬†the birth of Maria von Trapp whose story was told in ‘The Sound of Music’. How do you solve a problem like Maria? By realising that exactly twenty years later was¬†the birthday of legendary actor Paul Newman – one of only four actors¬†to have been…

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Microcosms 55

Welcome, everyone, to Microcosms 55.¬†I hope you all got your¬†birthday party invitation… No? Oh well, you’re here now. The birthday isn’t today, but I imagine quite a lot of us would prefer a distraction from something else that begins¬†in the USA in just a few hours… I’m actually celebrating my¬†birthday on Sunday. “How old?” I…

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