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Microcosms 77

Welcome, welcome to Microcosms 77 – for a festival of Friday flash fiction fun. So, what’s the story? For some time, I’ve been trying to take a break from celebrating births / deaths of famous people in my Microcosms contest posts. The best I came up with this week is a commemoration of notable events that occurred on…

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Microcosms 75

Hello, you lovely people. Ready for another flash fiction workout? You’ve come to the right place – Microcosms 75. 09-JUN has seen many notable events over the years. Here are just a few: 1667 – Second Anglo-Dutch War: The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins, leading to the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.…

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Microcosms 74

Hello, everyone! And welcome to Microcosms 74. Today, we’re continuing with our mythology series, courtesy of fellow writer Michael Emerson. Enjoy! Just as Mythology has been humanities way of explaining the explainable the creatures of myth have been the physical representation of hope, life, death, marriage, and the often unforgiving elements. Fantastical, outlandish and often dripping…

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Microcosms 72

Hello, everyone! And welcome to Microcosms 72. Today’s theme comes from fellow writer Michael Emerson. And I think it’s such a cool idea, that we’ll probably make this a special series. Enjoy! Mythology, from the Greek ‘mythos’ meaning story-of-the-people, and ‘logos’ for word or speech, the spoken story of a people, is a collection of often…

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Microcosms 71

The weekend approaches… Celebrate with Microcosms 71. Today – 12-MAY – is the birthday of one of the most important composers of 20th-century popular music: songwriter, record producer, pianist and singer, Burt Bacharach. He has composed hundreds of songs from the 1950s throught the 1980s and beyond, winning 6 Grammy Awards and 3 Academy Awards. His songs have been…

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Microcosms 70

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! And welcome to Microcosms 70.  Cinco de Mayo has become a fairly big holiday here in the US. Many people mistakenly believe that it is to commemorate Mexico’s Independence Day, which is celebrated on 16 September. Cinco de Mayo is actually the anniversary of the unlikely victory of the Mexican…

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