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Microcosms 106

Greetings, everyone, and welcome to Microcosms 106. As KM is indisposed, you have me running the show again this week; but the good news is that the Whirl-o-matic slot machine of story elements has been refurbished, and is ready to serve you throughout 2018. This week’s contest concerns people who have shuffled off this mortal…

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Microcosms 105

Another Friday, another year… Welcome to Microcosms 105, the first post of 2018. Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a great festive period. Yes, we’re moving effortlessly (I wish!) into the third year of Microcosms; who would have thought we’d still be here with all the ups and downs we’ve had? I trust…

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Microcosms 102

Microcosms 102. Woo hoo! Lots of interesting things happened today in history… the opening of Schindler’s List, Jean Paul Getty III was found in Italy, and famed bandleader Glenn Miller disappeared over the English Channel. All of those events are pretty intriguing to me, so I thought I’d use them all for inspiration. Due to…

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Microcosms 101

All right, settle down, class. This may be Microcosms 101, but it’s not an Introduction to Flash Fiction. We’re looking for top-notch stories; so, sit up straight and pay attention to our guest host, Stephen Shirres: 75 years ago, one of the greatest, most beloved and most quotable films ever made was released onto the silver…

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Microcosms 99

Welcome to Microcosms 99, flashionistas. This day – 24-NOV – marks the anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, and is internationally observed as Evolution Day. You have 24 hours to nurture the evolution of your selection of raw elements into a fully-formed flash fiction phenomenon. This time round, I’m eschewing (lovely…

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Microcosms 98

Hi everyone! Welcome to Microcosms 98. 🙂 Today is World Peace Day. Living a peaceful existence is something I feel passionately about, although I understand that others prioritize different things. Regardless, I thought it would be interesting to use characters and settings related to peace – or its antithesis. I did my best to make…

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Microcosms 97

Welcome to Microcosms 97, my flash fiction friends. Daylight saving has been discontinued in New York: on Sunday, 05-NOV, they put their clocks back by one hour as they reverted to Eastern Standard Time (EST). Therefore, the customary 5 hour difference between New York and the UK has been restored. APOLOGIES: this post is late.…

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